1973 BMW 2002tii

If you’ve not been paying attention, pundents have been claiming that the classic car market is cooling ever so slightly. Bring a Trailer and the BMW 2002tii didn’t get the message, apparently. Just the other day, a European-specification 1972 tii traded for $102,002 before fees. See what they did there?

Anyway, I’ve previously lamented that I had opportunities to get into the Quattro market before the second wave of Group B insanity. Well, I also missed out on the classic E10 market. My first car was very nearly a ’73 2002tii, and while it’s extremely unlikely it would have ever ended up as nice as today’s Turkis example, it’s a nice thought, anyway.

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Year: 1973
Model: 2002tii
VIN: 2763808
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 27,404 mi
Location: Coronado, California
Price: $43,500 Buy It Now

For Sale a Beautiful 1973 BMW 2002tii Roundie California car
rare Turkis Metallic color. This is the original color of the car, very rare!
Car has gone through a cosmetic restoration in the last 2 years of its life.
Bare metal 3 stage repaint on body. All original body panels, rust free
New rubber all around
Every single metal piece has been re-chromed, re-finish or polished
New interior including premium carpet, original OEM headliner, re-upholstered seats and door panels professionally done
the 2.0L original matching Engine to the chassis has been serviced and runs tops
Starts right up (cold or hot ) and has plenty of power, no smoke.
The car retains its original Fuel injection that has been rebuilt according to factory standards
the 4-speed transmission shifts smooth, the shifter is tight and it is a pleasure to drive
New shocks, suspension components have been installed
This is originally an factory AC car but the AC compressor is disconnected, will need to be retrofitted.
Also the radio is original to the car but not working

Link to YouTube video with more details:

Clean title to my name and currently registered in CA
winner is responsible for shipping. I can assist with the logistics
$1,000 paypal deposit due upon winning, the rest by wire transfer or cashiers check in person
Any questions, please ask!

I love it. It’s a great color offset by great chrome and matched with a great interior. It’s simple. It’s not fussy. It makes one wonder what’s happened to car design. The restoration work appears to be quite good both on top, inside, and underneath. Sure, it’s not fully original and not everything is perfect – getting that air conditioning working won’t be easy. But seriously, if you want to turn heads for less than half the price of the Euro example that just traded, this one will do it. Source some Campagnolo alloys and dress up the engine a bit more and you’ll have a local show winner, too. It’s hard to see a downside here, as long as you have the cash to ante up to the admittedly steep entry price. But this isn’t 1995 anymore, and getting into a legendary 2002tii in this shape doesn’t come a lot cheaper today.

-Carter

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One Comment

  1. I’ve never been much of a fan of these, but this one is cute! I love the color and the upholstery is the cherry on top. Can’t believe these are worth so much money these days. The classic car market has gone berserk lately.

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