1974 BMW 2002tii, 2.0L M10, 4SPD Manual,Extensive collection of service records
- Make: BMW
- Model: 2002
- SubModel: 2002tii
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: 2002tii
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 120,504
- VIN: 2782260
- Color: Polaris Silver
- Engine size: 2.0L M10
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Marine Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 BMW 2002 2002tii1974 BMW 2002tii Description
1974 BMW 2002tiiPrevious owner owned car since 1977! Polaris Silver exterior and Marine Blue interior 2.0L M10 fuel-injected four-cylinder engine (130 hp) Four-speed manual transmission Hand-crank metal sunroof Power brakes Wire rear window defroster Extensive collection of service records are available, almost $40K worth, dating back to 1977 Other documentation includes second owner’s original sales invoice and its copy, copy of loan disclosure statement, a 1981 Mitchell Imported Collision Estimating Guide, a copy of the 1974 BMW brochure, owner’s handbook and other, related paperwork
MotoeXotica is pleased to announce another cult classic, a 1974 BMW 2002tii. This particular 02 is an excellent driver as it is or could be the perfect restoration candidate for a buyer. The market for these cars has started to move upward drastically in just the last year so this is a fleeting opportunity to obtain a relatively un-touched version before they get out of reach. This vehicle is an excellent driver or candidate for restoration because of its lengthy service and repair history; a tribute to how well it runs. Cosmetically, however, it needs some attention.
A Dr. Harrison from West Newton, Massachusetts bought this car on September 8, 1977 for $4,600 from Cooper’s Little Cars in Peabody, Massachusetts. The car had 17,455 miles on its odometer at the time of purchase and Dr. Harrison left Cooper’s with a 36-month loan and monthly payments of $142.72. He drove this car approximately 103,000 miles and had the following service work performed on this car:
In March 2007, cleaned front brakes, replaced rear wheel cylinders, bled the brake system and replaced the hazard switch. In August 2014, replaced the gas tank, gas line, fuel filter and injection seals, changed oil and filter (no mileage recorded) and a state inspection. In September 2015, installed four new General Altimax RT 43 radial tires.
This 2002 wears a distinctive Polaris Silver exterior. The paint is in fair shape but there are multiple blemishes on the forward-hinged clamshell hood and on the lower rear fenders but the engine bay is clean. Car comes with two Hella fog lights mounted under the front bumper; both lenses are clear and intact, as are the rest of the vehicle’s lights and reflectors, including the upgraded-to-halogen headlamps. The car’s body panels and trim have some slight blemishes but the bumpers are in good shape. In the trunk are four additional steel wheels and some assorted extra parts. It sports BMW standard alloy wheels with center caps riding within P195/60R14 General Altimax RT radial tires. The wheels are in fair condition, with some spots showing wear but the tires have plenty of tread.
Open the driver’s door and you’re greeted by the Marine Blue upholstery and black carpeting. Driver’s seat back won’t lock and it shows some blemishes but the seats overall are in great shape and show minimal wear. Back seat has no padding but package shelf behind the rear seat is in good shape. The contrasting light-colored headliner is in fair condition with some water stains evident at the sunroof, which opens by hand. Shift boot is ripped but car’s dashboard is intact and in good shape for its age. All windows and mirrors are clear and intact. The original pedals are worn but the original VDO gauges are present and the car has a Momo three-spoke performance steering wheel with center hub logo and matching shifter knob. Car currently has no stereo and an amplifier under the rear seat that may or may not function but its next owner could easily pop a new head unit in the dash as there are already speakers in each door, two 6×9 FAS speakers in the rear package shelf and an equalizer in the glovebox.
Extras include a working Whistler Q1000R radar detector installed behind the grille, an Ungo Box TL1000 anti-theft system installed, stiffer sway bars to improve street performance and a trunk-mounted battery to improve overall vehicle balance.
Helmut Werner Bönsch, BMW’s director of product planning, and Alex von Falkenhausen, designer of the M10 engine, each had a two-liter engine installed in a 1600-2 for their respective personal uses. When they realized they both made the same modification to their cars, they prepared a joint proposal to BMW’s board to manufacture a two-liter version of the 1600-2. At the same time, American importer Max Hoffman asked BMW for a sporting version of the 02 series that could be sold in the United States. The 2.0 engine was sold in two states of tune: the base single-carburetor produced 101 hp and the dual-carburetor high compression version, producing 119 hp. The 2002tii used the fuel-injected (130 hp) engine from the 2000tii, which resulted in a top speed of 115 mph. Also known as an E10, the 2002tii was the epitome of performance available at the time with the forward-thinking design of Kugelfischer fuel injection. The tii suffix is short for “touring international, injected.”
Examples of competitor vehicles to the BMW 2002tii include the Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce, the Datsun 240Z/260Z and possibly the Chevrolet Cosworth Vega and Ford Mustang II, which had been newly downsized for 1974.
This year, BMW celebrates its 100th anniversary. BMW has a long successful history both in Europe and the United States. This is an opportunity for you to acquire a part of that history that made BMW a household name in America! Another covered 2002tii, either to enjoy as a daily, a weekend toy or a valued addition to your collection…GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
Current mileage on the odometer shows 120,504 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, actual mileage Massachusetts title.
Vehicle VIN: 2782260
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