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1973 BMW 2002 Tii Sold

Update, January 23, 2015: The 2002 Tii sold to a great collector and longtime Sports Car Digest reader. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

With the 2002 ‘Neue Klasse’ models, BMW pulled itself out of financial troubles and established its identity as a performance-oriented manufacturer of automobiles for enthusiasts, while also creating the sports sedan segment so prevalent today. Another factor that makes the 2002 so important is its accessibility to such a huge number of enthusiasts. Built well and in relatively large numbers, the 2002 has a durable, tunable engine and has never gone out of style with enthusiasts. It was even called “one of modern civilization’s all-time best ways to get somewhere sitting down” by Car and Driver magazine. But while there were many 2002s built, there are a few versions that stand out from the Neue Klasse crowd.

One of modern civilization’s all-time best ways to get somewhere sitting down.

In 1972, BMW introduced the Tii (Touring, international, injected) version of the already hugely popular 2002 sports sedan. The Tii featured a 2.0-liter, SOHC inline-4-cylinder engine with a Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection system that produced 130 hp at 5,800 rpm and 130 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm. Wider wheels, upgraded suspension and brakes were also part of the sporty package that could get to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 115 mph. The sportiest of the 2002 road cars, the ’72 to ‘74 Tii was recently picked by Sports Car Market as one of the five best cars to buy for $50,000 or less, and author Steve Serio argues that they are “the single-best fun, usable daily drivers ever.”

The single-best fun, usable daily drivers ever.

The BMW 2002 offered on eBay here, chassis 2763507, is a genuine 1973 Tii model — the last year for the elegant, more desirable chrome bumpers and celebrated round taillights. It was built on February 22, 1973 and delivered to Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York, one of the approximately 1,300 Tii models produced that year.

Little is known about the ownership history of this 2002 before it ended up in Puerto Rico in 2008. While previous owners reported it lived in the Southern United States, documentation doesn’t currently exist to support the claim. Nevertheless, pictures show this matching-numbers example as a solid, excellent candidate for the restoration that would soon come. This thorough restoration was carried out over approximately 12 months and was documented in pictures and with loads (and loads) of receipts.

Following its restoration, chassis 2763507 was entered in an Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) event on March 12, 2011. Supporting the quality of the restoration, this 2002 Tii scored 378 points out of 400, well above the minimum 365 points needed for a National First Prize. The judging sheet (see below) showed two ‘major’ reductions – five points for an incorrect battery and six points for incorrect hose clamps.

Notably, the 2002 has been retrofitted with a 5-speed from a later E21 320i BMW, a popular choice that brings more driving flexibility and much better highway performance.

We purchased 2763507 in 2013 from a Sports Car Digest reader. The gutsy and always-reliable Tii does everything we’ve asked, whether daily driving it (from garage to garage), getting tons of approving looks and comments at the local Cars and Coffee or entering it in the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. We currently have way too many projects at Sports Car Digest, so the time has come to bring it to market.

Our 1973 BMW 2002 Tii is currently listed for sale on eBay, with a very realistic reserve if we do say so ourselves. It is located at our climate-controlled garage in Charlotte, NC. Pre-purchase inspections are strongly encouraged. Vehicle is sold as-is and seller makes no warranties about the condition of the car. We will happily assist with shipping worldwide.

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1973 BMW 2002 Tii Chassis 2763507 Highlights:

  • Matching-numbers engine
  • Fully restored in 2010-11
  • Fully rebuilt mechanicals
  • Baikal Blue exterior and Tan interior
  • Factory Behr air conditioning
  • Sunroof model (Hagerty adds 15% to value for sunroof)
  • 5-speed transmission from E21 320i
  • Hella H4 headlamps
  • Becker Europa radio with rear speakers
  • AACA National First Prize Winner in 2011
  • Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance participant in 2014

Documentation and parts include:

  • Full heater box (not currently installed)
  • Complete toolkit with correct BMW Heyco tools and roll
  • Complete lifting jack kit
  • Spare tire on steel rim
  • Two sets of keys
  • Four(!) owner’s handbooks, including one USA version
  • BMW service booklet and pouch
  • BMW 2002 marketing booklet
  • Haynes 1602/2002 repair manual
  • Blue Natural Cocomats (complete set of 4)
  • Wood-rimmed Momo steering wheel
  • Bavarian Autosport ‘Ultimate’ 2002 car cover

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Chassis 2763507 – Photo Gallery: (click image for larger picture)

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Interior

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Interior

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Interior

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Interior

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Interior

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Interior

Factory Behr A/C - 1973 BMW 2002 Tii

Factory Behr A/C – 1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Chassis Plate

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Chassis Plate

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Engine

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Engine

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Engine

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Engine

1973 BMW 2002 Tii - AACA National First Prize Winner

1973 BMW 2002 Tii – AACA National First Prize Winner

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Left Front

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Left Front

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Left Rear

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Left Rear

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Right Rear

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Right Rear

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Right Front

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Right Front

1973 BMW 2002 Tii at the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance in 2014

1973 BMW 2002 Tii at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance in 2014

1973 BMW 2002 Tii at the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance in 2014

1973 BMW 2002 Tii at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance in 2014

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Undercarriage

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Trunk

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Trunk

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Trunk

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Trunk with tire

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Trunk with cover

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Trunk fully covered

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Detail

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Detail

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Detail

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Detail

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Detail

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Engine Detail

1973 BMW 2002 Tii at AACA Event

1973 BMW 2002 Tii judged at the March 2011 AACA Event

AACA Judging Sheet - 1973 BMW 2002 Tii

AACA Judging Sheet for the 1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii Interior

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

Loads of documentation

Includes complete toolkit, many extras and loads of documentation

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

Comments

  1. Gabe Carelli says:

    Great looking Tii – love this color combination. As a long-time owner of a 4-speed Tii that I updated to a 5-speed from a 320i eons ago, trust me when I tell you that the 5-speed is a very useful and worthwhile upgrade. Best of luck with the sale!

  2. I’m a 2002 – 2002tii restorer/builder in Northern California. We are currently refreshing an older restoration of a 1972 model 2002tii in this same color combination. The owner is quite particular and has sought our services because of our collective depth of knowledge – mechanically/cosmetically between USA-specification model tiis from 1972 through 1974.

  3. Alive and still kicking… The 1973 BMW 2002 Tii compact luxury sports car in all its glory…. Beautiful pictures of this legendary sports car…

  4. Beautiful car, almost looks like a model in the photos. I’m not interested in buying, just thought I’d pass that along.

  5. Perfection!! I like this a lot. Never should have let my ’73 Tii in Ceylon Gold go????.

  6. Andrew Baron says:

    Really love Tii model 2002s. Only wish I had the garage space for this one!!

  7. Been waiting on this car. It is perfect for me so guess I best go look at the EBay ad.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Don’t get me wrong this is a beautiful restoration, a great deal of time was spent on attention to detail. It’s a shame that it did not quite carry through on the interior. The steering wheel is a late model unit, the front seats are not from a ’73, and the reupholstery kit is not correct for a ’73. The AACA did not deduct correctly for the interior, shows a clear lack of knowledge on the judges behalf.

  9. The only reason for me not getting any of these, even though I want to try it, is they typically so similar to my old card…Seriously, I am very confused what to have now, they are all beautiful!

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