When the 2002 rolled onto the scene, the 2002tii was relatively expensive. At nearly $4,500, it was 50% more expensive than a Mustang with a 351 V8. Under the hood of the 2002 was not some huge V8 or even BMW’s signature inline-6, of course, but a 2.0-liter inline-4. The revelation was fuel injection, and though it was a complicated system, the results were undeniable. The 2002tii churned out 140 horsepower, while the Mustang’s 5.8-liter V8 made 177 horsepower. Given that the 2002 was also quite a bit lighter than the Mustang, it could also turn and stop pretty well – something the Pony wasn’t really great at. It signaled a way forward while the Mustang clung to the dregs of the past.
Today, tiis that have been gone through are quite valuable, and today’s car is a prime example. It’s got all the stuff you wouldn’t mind having in a classic car – air conditioning, a sunroof, a modern stereo, comfy Recaro seats, a Nardi steering wheel, Coco mats…while it’s not fully original, all the work is done. Of course, this means that it won’t be cheap. How not cheap?