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1973 BMW 2002tii S14

Back in 2020, I took a look at series of cool customized 2002s:

1973 BMW 2002tii Zender Widebody

Today’s car started life as a 2002tii, and had it be restored to pristine in its original configuration, it’d be worth a pretty penny. Instead, it’s gone all Dutch with a repaint in Inka as well as a 5-speed swap, custom interior trimmings, turbo-look flares and spoilers, and to top it all off, it’s got a screaming S14 under the hood. Let’s take a closer look:

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Year: 1973
Model: 2002tii
VIN: 2762991
Engine: 2.5 (?) liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 87,000 mi
Location: Laguna Beach, California
Price: No Reserve Auction

An Outstanding 1973 BMW 2002 Tii
with S-14 motor
and 5-SPEED Transmission
Custom Sport Mirrors
Fully Customized M2

Serious Inquires Only
Home: 805-562-2525

Cell: 949-697-2221

Here is a Walk Around video: Additional Photos Upon Request

The original BLOWN-UP [Thrown-Rod], Tii motor is available for additional cost. .

As with yesterday’s “GTI”, this 2002 is a greatest-hits tribute for older BMWs. You’ve got the tacked-on Turbo flares and spoilers, BBS wheels, and some driving lights. Stepping inside you’ve got sport seats, and under the hood you’ve got an S14. Outside of that, we don’t know a lot more. The seller has put the chassis number in as 2762987, but a photo seems to indicate that it’s actually 2762991.

Searching that number pulls up information from another ad and we find out a lot more about the car, which is claimed to have an LSD, a 2.5-liter Evolution motor from Metric Mechanic, Bilstein shocks, H&R springs, and some more choice items. There’s also a second ad which discloses that the gearbox and LSD are from an E21. Apparently now 7 years on from its overhaul, the car doesn’t look super fresh any more, but it is still impressive.

Impressive, too, is the $90,000 opening bid amount. If it’s a real Metric Mechanic motor, it’s worth a lot on its own – a 2.4-liter version will set you back $16,000 not including the S14 core. However, a similar style car sold for $51,000 in 2019, but more recent S14 2002 sales have failed to surpass that amount. Sufficed to say, I don’t think we’ll see this one changing hands before Christmas.



  1. Euromoto
    Euromoto December 12, 2021

    Typical BS with different chassis numbers and ads all over the internet. There are some pretty shady characters there in Orange County so do your homework before diving into this one.

  2. mygti
    mygti December 12, 2021

    Inka is such a great color! There are problems with this car though. You’ve heard the phrase greater than the sum of it’s parts? With car values, the opposite is often the case, and a build is actually worth less than the price of the parts that go into it. Especially if labor is factored in. Good luck to the seller.

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