Sunday, March 8, 2015

5k: Tiimes They Are A Changin': 1974 BMW 2002 tii

A few years ago if you'd seen a listing for a 2002 tii missing its kugelfisherkelminmagrahota fuel injection system and needing paint for around $7k, you'd have scoffed at it.  Ha!  Today, the inflated dollar and overpriced vintage BMW market means that sub $10k 2002 tiis are few and far between, kugelfridgeratormesscherschmidt or not.  Find this 1974 BMW 2002 tii offered for $7,900 in Burlington, NC via craigslist.  Tip from Dascpu.


My own personal theory about the recent and dramatic up-tick in BMW 2002 Tii prices is the fact that the kids who remember their parents hooning to the grocery store in these have finally gotten old enough to start dropping coin on a classic.  The 60s 'Merican muscle cars sure had their time in the spotlight, but the 70s domestic cars were so tragic that Euro/Japanese cars are the next generation of collectibles.


The tii badge on the back of a "New Class" BMW indicates that it is equipped with Kegelcrunchfisher mechanical fuel injection, larger oil feed/return lines, big brake discs/booster and a few other mechanical goodies.  Only 7500 of the tii edition were made for the US market and today they demand a significant premium over a standard 1600/2002.  The 2.0 liter inline four in this el-cheapo version is the same engine that puts out 130 horsepower in the over-restored 30-large asking price examples for sale.


The Momo steering wheel is probably a better way to drive in a tii, even if it isn't stock, but the set of Turkish floor mats on steel really completes the derelict (pronounced der-el-eeeck-t) look.


See another cheap tii for sale? Send it here: tips@dailyturismo.com

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, back when every BMW looked like a double-ended forklift.

    You could stage a small Broadway production on that front stage as you go down the road.

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