Desirable “Roundie” 2002tii
One Owner for 45 Years – Purchased with 25 Miles & Lifelong Local Car
A Truly Exceptional, High End Example!
Exquisite Blend of Originality & Restoration with Minimal Subtle Improvements
DETAILS – THIS PARTICULAR 1973 BMW 2002tii
This desirable LATE MODEL 1972 BMW 2002tii represents a truly exceptional example of a tii that was purchased new from now defunct Weber Motors, just 25 miles from our location. The BMW was owned for one family for 45~ years, initially but Mr. B. and gifted t his son-in-law in 2001, 2 years prior to his death in 2003. The cars history is documented in a letter from Mr. B’s daughter confirming its history, accurate mileage of 86,525, and other details of the cars history and features.
The car carries VIN number 2761358 and retains its original matching engine, transmission and many other original components. USA produced BMW 2002tii’s carried serial numbers of 2761358 (April/1971) to 2764522 (August, 1973). This “tii” was produced in factory Verona red, code 024 and received a comprehensive, all trim removed (including all windows, bumpers, exterior trim) professional re-spray. The complete repaint included the entire trunk area, underside of the hood, door jambs, etc. While the car was repainted several years ago, the car was driven only a few thousand miles by its collector owner and spent most of its time in the garage next to other collectibles including a “Prancing Horse.”
When the car was acquired by the son-in-law, a Ferrari owner and sports car enthusiast, a number of improvements were completed along with subtle period style upgrades. It is important to note that other than easily reversible changes (wheels, improved exhaust system, steering wheel, upgraded Bilstein shocks/springs, and front & rear struts) the objective was to keep the BMW in largely stock, factory configuration. The 2002tii retains its original engine, transmission, and many other factory original components. Mechanically it is excellent mechanically, and received the required maintenance despite its minimal use to keep it in excellent running and cosmetic condition.
Within the previous 100~ miles, a new dash was fitted to the BMW including all new heater controls, dash cluster, wiring and heater vents. A front factory windshield was installed at the time along with new rubber seals. Additionally, the BMW benefited from new BMW style 13” TPS Alloy wheels & new Kuhmo. The “tii” includes 4 recently restored original, matching # steel wheels and hubcaps, along with the factory mounted spare, tools, and jack (refer to photos). Other work included rebuilding the clock, the addition of a new rear exhaust tip, and a variety of other items to bring the car into its current spectacular condition.
Underbody photos show the very original, solid condition of the drivetrain, suspension, and floors. It is essential to note that the BMW floors and chassis members remain free from any paintwork, or after production undercoating or painting. There has been no attempt, or need, to cover up or prepare the original excellent underside and the photos reflect its clean, oil/grease free nature. As BMW aficionados are aware, rust is a primary concern with 2002’s. As an extremely limited use, always garaged, inland California car, this example is free from any signs of rust, rot or decay in the usual places including: rear shock towers, front floor pan below the pedal box is another common rust spot, passenger and driver-side floor pan. The outer rocker panels are rock solid and there is no indication or report of previous repairs, rust, or filler. The front fenders around the turn signal lamps and adjacent to the door gap, and the outer wheel well lip on the rear quarter panels are also immaculate. The spare tire well is totally dry and the entire rear trunk area (including the trunk underside and hood underside) were repainted when the car received a “complete”, professional re-paint. This included removing all of the trim including front and rear glass, side windows, bumpers, belt-line mouldings, lights, and removal and replacement of all rubber and felts.
This car has been extremely well maintained including the addition of rebuilt Bilstein HD shocks, and fresh bushings throughout. A brake system overhaul included stainless hoses as well as new pads and rotors. The brake booster and calipers were rebuilt and new wheel bearings were installed by the seller.
The interior is immaculate and, with the exception of a tasteful Momo steering wheel, completely stock. The entire interior presents as a car just a few years old including the exceptional original headliner, visors, and recently replaced entire dashboard and related items
The engine bay and trunk areas are equally clean and properly configured. The spare tire well is totally free from signs of damage or rust. The original tools, spare, and jack are included and in excellent condition. We have photos of the original steel wheels that have been restored and could be installed for the cars new owner.
Those interested in an exceptional 2002tii are encouraged to call us to discuss the car as it is available prior to the end of the eBay auction.