Lot 322 - 1976 BMW 2002 Tii (Group 2 Alpina recreation)
|Odometer reading||11,958 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,280|
The inspiration behind all the great BMW's since the Seventies, the 2002 still retains an air of cool. One of the most famous offerings ever to come out of the Baian Motor Works, the BMW 2002 has since gone down in history as an automotive icon. Wrapped in the pretty Michelotti-penned two-door body-shell that was debuted on the 1602 and with an energetic two litre lump under the hood, the 2002 enhanced BMW's reputation for compact sporting saloons. BMW certainly saved the best till last with a model called the 2002 Tii. The '02's popularity endures to this day, but their numbers are dwindling so good ones are now highly sought after.
This extremely straight and well presented top-end version of the BMW 2002 range benefits from an earlier restoration. It was then painted in the classic and correct BMW Golf Yellow with black Alpina decals and de-chromed. Period Alpina flat-top wheel arches, Alpina front splitter and rear boot spoiler have also been fitted with the interior sporting Corbeau race seats, a black cloth interior, Alpina black headlining, additional instruments and an original Motolita steering wheel. The engine is also freshly rebuilt with dynamometer sheets showing power output of 140bhp. It is running with twin 45 Weber carburettors, a gas-flowed cylinder head, oil cooler, silicone hoses and an Alpina rocker cover and oil cap, strut brace and a new stainless exhaust system. The wheels are correct Alpina alloys with new 205/60x13 tyres, period Lucas rear-mounted reversing lamp and headlight stone guards. There is a comprehensive history file showing much spent with Jaymic BMW as well as a quantity of old MoT test certificates and additional invoices. It is reported to drive superbly and certainly looks every inch the fire-breathing Alpina from the 1970's.
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