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Granat Rot Metallic| Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 2.0 litre | 181,835 kms | SOLD
BMW's swift two-door 2002 sedan was arguably responsible for kick-starting the company's image as a purveyor of sporting sedans.
Spawned by BMW’s director of product planning, Helmut Werner Bönsch, and Alex von Falkenhausen, designer of the M10 engine. Both had BMW 1600-2’s for personal use and both had installed a two-litre M10 motor for a little more satisfactory performance. Whilst they were having their cars serviced, they had noticed they both had made the same modification so the two prepared a joint proposal to BMW's board to manufacture a two-litre version of the 1600-2.
Making its debut in 1968 a base model BMW 2002 would feature a single carburetor developing just 101 hp, alongside this was a 2002 ti variant fitted with twin Solex 40 carburetors and a higher compression engine delivering a further 19hp allowing it match the Austin Healey 3000 MKIII however the BMW had decent boot space.
It was in 1971 BMW introduced an upgraded 2002 once again, this time developing the motor with Kugelfischer fuel injection.
It was called the 2002 tii and whilst it shared the same revised chassis as the 2002 ti, it gained an additional 11hp which totaled to 130hp where it achieved the 0 – 100 kilometres per hour sprint in just 9.3 seconds.
We are excited to offer this Australian delivered 1974 BMW 2002 tii sold new on the 10th of July 1974 by Capitol Motors, Sydney and has travelled a documented 181,835 kilometres ever since.
This stunning German classic has been cherished spending its entire life in New South Wales in the custody of a number of fastidious enthusiast owners having been driven and maintained regularly.
A good car is always complemented by small correct details in the interior like its factory Becker Europa Autoradio paired with a Kenwood Speaker Set, the original BMW interior timepiece is functional, the wooden BMW shifter remains with the only tasteful change being a wooden rimmed Nardi steering wheel.
A very well-preserved 2002, still in its original colour Granat Rot Metallic and retaining its factory motor which was rebuilt and converted to premium unleaded in 2001 by marque specialist just 40,000 kilometres ago.
Today, the drive is superb, the motor springs to life effortlessly and pulls without hesitance, the gearbox is tight and the steering is direct.
The car will be supplied with two sets of keys, the original book pack including its original service booklet and a host of paperwork documenting its ownership history, service history and any preventative/restoration mechanical works completed since new.
With fewer and fewer survivors remaining these 2002’s are proving difficult to find let alone a genuine 2002 tii and this truly desirable German sports classic is readily prepared for its next custodian, don’t miss out on this opportunity to own and drive it down to your next cars and coffee meet.