Lot 139 - 1974 BMW 2002 Baur Convertible
|Odometer reading||98,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,905|
The BMW 2002 series is important in the history of BMW for several reasons; not least of which being that it brought the company out of near bankruptcy in the 1960s and put BMW on the map in the United States. It was the ancestral grandfather to the BMW 3 Series and was produced from 1968 to 1976. German BMW importer Max Hoffman is credited with the car's creation. He had suggested to BMW's engineering director that a 2.0 litre engine should be installed into the small two-door 1602 to improve performance and emissions. The resulting 2002 (named after the new motor's displacement) was popular in its first year on sale. This BMW 2002 is one of only 354 examples manufactured in right hand drive format. Conversions on these outstanding vehicles were carried out by coachbuilder Karosserie Baur in Stuttgart. Baur retained a ‘T’ bar in the roof design helping to dramatically reduce any scuttle shake.
This 2002 convertible by Baur is presented in an individual bronze metallic with the original houndstooth trim. With just three previous owners, the last for 33 years, it has been sympathetically restored over its life including new wings – a rolling restoration some may say. A real car for the enthusiast offered with a new MoT test certificate and long-term low ownership.
Guide Price £12,000 - £16,000
Previous lotLot 138 - 1967 Vanden Plas Princess R (4 litre)
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