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1973 BMW 2002tii Zender Widebody

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Okay, great, because this is not only one hell of a cool 2002, I think it’s a great deal, too. What are we looking at? Well, what started life as an Inka 2002tii ‘Roundie’ has been hitting the gym and now sports a Zender body kit, SSR mesh wheels, a half-cage with Recaro cloth seats, E21 brakes, and a host of other mechanical and cosmetic refurbishments to leave one seriously sweet piece of ’02 eye candy. The asking price? Less than you’d expect!

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Year: 1973
Model: 2002tii
VIN: 2762936
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 99,000 mi
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Price: $31,900 Buy It Now

973 BMW 2002tii Widebody
99K miles, clean title, Located in Atlanta, GA

Owner-restored and listed for sale of this beautiful 1973 2002tii Inka orange roundie with Zender wide body kit with 99k miles, VIN 2762936. It has a 2.0-liter M10 inline-four engine with mechanical Kugelfischer injection. Many refreshed and restored parts mechanically and cosmetically over the last couple of years. A cold start and driving video can be found below.

Car looks and runs great, no rust, have many receipts from previous owners

Asking $31,900 or best offer! Please inquire through eBay messages or text to 770-744-3326.

Rebuilt E12 cylinder head
JE forged 9.5:1 compression pistons
Recent valve adjustment
Compression tests produced readings of 160 -165 psi across all four cylinders
Mechanical advance distributor, rotor, and cap
New Bosch wires, and NGK spark plugs
Ireland Engineering shorty exhaust header
Crane Cams electronic ignition
K&N cone air filter
E21 radiator
New plastic fuel injection lines
New Kugelfischer fuel pump belt (2016)
New coolant temperature sender

E21 front calipers, E21 discs and pads
New rear hard brake lines, brake cylinders, shoes, and drums, braided stainless steel lines
Heater core flushed and tested
Heater reassembled and connected to a rebuilt and polished control valve
Battery relocated to the trunk
Redone exhaust piping and muffler
4-speed manual gearbox from 1976 model with new seals and fluid
New clutch
Overhauled suspension with new polyurethane bushings, ball joints, and tie rods, and guibo
ST Suspensions sway bar in front
Bilstein shocks in rear

Fiberglass Zender body kit with boxed flares
Chin spoiler
2002 Turbo-style rear spoiler
3-piece 15″ SSR Formula Mesh wheels, Dunlop Direzza DZ102 tires
Front turn signals deleted
Polished wiper arms
Flat black belt trim painted
New side grill slats, refurbished kidney grills
Door seals replaced
Headlight buckets powder coated
Vinyl sunroof
Dual-filament halogen taillights
The underside coated with bed-liner material

380mm mahogany-rimmed Nardi steering wheel
Wood shift knob
Recaro sport seats
Replaced dashboard
Aardvark Racing wood door panels are installed under the black vinyl
Pioneer headunit, 6.5″ Kenwood speakers
New white headliner
New gray carpet
Refinished trunk with new paint and panels
Spare wheel with new Hankook tire

When I first spotted this car I fully expected it to be a multiple of the current asking price. Honestly, even ratty 2002s are trading for $10k. Could you make that car into this car for $20 grand? I doubt it. While not everything is exactly as I’d do it (and I doubt I’m alone there), the result is clean and well-executed. I love how the Inka extenuates the flares and the SSRs and too-modern Recaros are an unusual but somehow fitting addition. It really does come together well. Could you ask more? Honestly, I don’t see how at this price point. With E30s now trading for silly numbers, this car offers a lot of style and enough classic funkiness to stand apart from the crowd without entirely breaking the bank.



  1. sofaman
    sofaman April 24, 2020

    OK, as a big fan of the 02 series, I thought I’ve heard of some interesting upgrades, but can anyone explain what an “Aardvark Racing wood door panels” is?

    Oh, and yes, everyone looks at a car like this and imagines what details they’d handle differently, but THIS is quite nicely done. I’d have the beltline trim chrome, especially since they resisted the all-too common black out grill.

  2. Duncan
    Duncan April 25, 2020

    These are precut plywood panels that replace the factory damage prone cardboard door panel backing plates. As a big 02 fan I recommend becoming familiar with Aardvark Racing products and services. Dave is a really big fan.

  3. John
    John April 25, 2020

    No front turn signals? Hmmmm

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