Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Project Rusty Steal: 1974 BMW 2002 tii

From time to time I am going to suggest that a car is a good deal.  A steal.  A bargain.  A pearl among swine.  A Hemi Cuda among Priuses.  Tonight, I've got a hot one.  So hot, that I am publishing it as soon as the words have finished flowing from my finger tips onto the computer screen in front of me.  Without further ado...find this 1974 BMW 2002 tii  offered for $900 in Ventura, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Sean S.

Seriously, if you buy this car, you owe Sean S a beer, or an all-you-can-eat taco trip to TJ, or your first born child...because this is a serious deal for a BMW 2002 tii.  Ignore the fact that the rear suspension is totally missing (you can buy that) and pray that the interior isn't a Flintstone's special (you can weld that) and hope this isn't a scammer.  Run, don't walk, because this won't be on craigslist long with all the car flipping vultures around.

The seller claims that the Kugelfischerschmidtinzorn fuel injection is "all intact" but it is missing from the engine bay.  The interior has been removed for whatever reason, but can be included for $100....yeah...get the interior, it is worth it.  Once assembled, the 2002 tii should be worth something in the $5-10k range even without a good paint job, so I give this a BUY BUY BUY.

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  1. No link? Is it gone already?

  2. Maybe it was such a hot deal that the seller bought it?

  3. This puppy was worth 3 grand at least in parts only. If, and that is a big if, the fuel injection unit is in tact.

  4. Vince, the Kugelfischer is still there. The injection pump is that cylindrical object under the intake manifold. That is indeed a tii manifold as well. The intake air snorkus is missing in that pic.

  5. Link has been added in the first paragraph of the post.

  6. Hmm...

    This smells like an urban legend to me...

    Guy is a car nut.

    Guy has girlfriend.

    Moves in w/girlfriend.

    They break up.

    Guy moves out, says "I'll be back for the car soon".

    That was 6 months ago.

    Girlfriend now has new boyfriend.

    New boyfriend does not like old BF's stuff in the driveway.

    Neither does girlfriend, by now.

    So, he puts an ad on Craigslist. "Sell it cheap" the GF says. "That dirtbag owed me 2 months rent when he moved out", she says.

    "How much was that?" asks the new BF.

    "$450 a month, same as you're paying. Nine hundred bucks."

    And that, folks, is how a Craigslist ad is born...

    -Stan (the *other* Stan...)

    1. $450 a month, same as you're paying...

      Priceless, Stan.

  7. I know the seller, he is my BMW mechanic when I screw up my shady tree fixes.
    Nice guy who owns some really nice collectable BMWs.

  8. Hmmm.....what was the graphics package called that had those colored stripes...I think it also had stripes across the front and rear corners of the hood and trunk. O wonder ehy a mechanic would not just store this and collect the parts to finish. Speaking of which where is the rear end?


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