Garage Find: 1971 BMW 2002 Tii – Sold!

Mar 2020 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

The BMW 2002 is the 3-series predecessor that started the whole sports sedan movement.  Restorable solid examples continue to become very hard to find, so when we saw this 1971 Verona Red over black example posted on Craigslist in Haverford, Pennsylvania earlier this week, we knew we had to feature it on Friday.   With a current asking price of $20,000 cash, a check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his long-sitting very optimistically between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $27,100 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $14,300.  That’s stiff money for a car that, while claimed to have a running engine, will need to be gone through thoroughly before being returned to the road.  This BMW reminded us of a Wheeler Dealers episode a few years back where Ed bought a very similar example of a car that had not run in 17 years.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Very early, solid and complete tii with 5 speed. Clean pa title. Very little superficial rust. 1971 model, original motor that runs. Been sitting many years in storage. Verona red, non-sunroof car imported in 1973 to Hoffman Motors in Manhattan.
Cash sale only. $20,000

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