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73 tii on eBay

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Hmmm, I'm in jax and I'm interested...never see any 02s for sale here. Not sure if it has a/c though, kind of a deal breaker for me.

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It's a bit of a mixed bag. I wouldn't buy it without inspecting in person and having it checked out. Potential issues

- gas tank is painted, likely left in the trunk during the respray, a sign of potential shoddy work.

-rear cv joints look tired, so does the rear suspension

-tii air box missing

- rear tail panel trim deleted, how good is the body work, bondo?

- engine bay, looks like a quick and dirty spray bomb of the tii intake and valve cover, and the rest looks dirty and tired, such as the kfish lines

- strut tops dry and cracked

-fuel filter not clipped in place

-instrument cluster not properly installed

- front suspension looks unrestored

- cant tell, but maybe some corrosion on the rear control arms

-honestly looks like a quick and thin layer of paint on the bottom and in the wells ...proper prep? And what is it hiding?

-fuel pump is not a tii pump so wiring would have been spliced

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It's a bit of a mixed bag. I wouldn't buy it without inspecting in person and having it checked out. Potential issues

- gas tank is painted, likely left in the trunk during the respray, a sign of potential shoddy work.

-rear cv joints look tired, so does the rear suspension

-tii air box missing

- rear tail panel trim deleted, how good is the body work, bondo?

- engine bay, looks like a quick and dirty spray bomb of the tii intake and valve cover, and the rest looks dirty and tired, such as the kfish lines

- strut tops dry and cracked

-fuel filter not clipped in place

-instrument cluster not properly installed

- front suspension looks unrestored

- cant tell, but maybe some corrosion on the rear control arms

-honestly looks like a quick and thin layer of paint on the bottom and in the wells ...proper prep? And what is it hiding?

-fuel pump is not a tii pump so wiring would have been spliced

Yeah. What he said!

This car was the topic of an earlier thread, when it came on the market solely as a $22,000 Buy It Now. At that price, it was a joke: it's a sloppily thrown together example. Although a small detail, the side knee moldings are not the factory item: they're oversized and indicative, like the items Kris points out above, of someone -- a dealer, perhaps -- quickly dressing up a car for sale. The beltline moldings (trim) appear to be of the Autozone variety, but that doesn't have the overscale issues of the knee moldings. The valve cover is loaded with badly-applied silver paint. Why? Faster than simply cleaning it properly.

Still, I must say that a round taillight sunroof tii is a good thing! And if it is an original Colorado car (the color, not the state), even better. If a PPI can confirm that it is not a rust bucket, with its rust hidden by a quickie fix-up, there is certainly potential here. But even if it is not rusty, it likely needs everything. A $12K car? I seriously doubt it, not to an informed buyer (which is why we were laughing at the $22K ask)! But, again, we've been watching roundie tii prices go through the roof!

(It may have a Behr A/C console, but I can't see the condenser hoses running through the radiator bulkhead on the passenger side of the radiator. But don't make a decision to buy or not buy a 2002 solely on the presence of A/C. The best systems -- all were dealer or owner-installed -- were weak when new and need upgrading now anyway. You can add A/C for little more than the cost of upgrading an old system.)

Steve

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Interesting late 73tii (VIN not in registry spreadsheet).

Tired suspension

74+ cross-hair tachometer

Hood installed on clock housing (another model perhaps?)

Aftermarket seats (from Porsche 924 perhaps?)

Quickie respray including various areas under the body

Rusty front exhaust

Deep bucket front grills (poor finish), should be narrow style for 73

Rear reflectors missing (shaved along with the horizontal trim as Kris stated.

Left rear bumper bracket bent/loose?

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Interesting late 73tii (VIN not in registry spreadsheet).

Tired suspension

74+ cross-hair tachometer

Hood installed on clock housing (another model perhaps?)

Aftermarket seats (from Porsche 924 perhaps?)

Quickie respray including various areas under the body

Rusty front exhaust

Deep bucket front grills (poor finish), should be narrow style for 73

Rear reflectors missing (shaved along with the horizontal trim as Kris stated.

Left rear bumper bracket bent/loose?

The intake plenum looks like a '74 type, with the additional vacuum ports, although photos show them to be filled rather than plugged. Wonder about the VIN on the engine block.

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Hood installed on clock housing (another model perhaps?)

The clock hood only appears on square taillight tii's. And, it's somehow mounted backwards here: the rear edge of the hood is contoured to fit the more curvilinear contours of the single-piece dashboard. What we see here is the contoured rear edge facing forward, probably because the contours didn't fit the two-piece dash.

Steve

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Hood installed on clock housing (another model perhaps?)

The clock hood only appears on square taillight tii's. And, it's somehow mounted backwards here: the rear edge of the hood is contoured to fit the more curvilinear contours of the single-piece dashboard. What we see here is the contoured rear edge facing forward, probably because the contours didn't fit the two-piece dash.

Steve

Not even a tii (maybe not even BMW) clock, correct?

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Hood installed on clock housing (another model perhaps?)

The clock hood only appears on square taillight tii's. And, it's somehow mounted backwards here: the rear edge of the hood is contoured to fit the more curvilinear contours of the single-piece dashboard. What we see here is the contoured rear edge facing forward, probably because the contours didn't fit the two-piece dash.

Steve

Not even a tii (maybe not even BMW) clock, correct?

You may well be correct but it's hard to confirm from the poor photos. Recall, there were at least 3 different clocks provided on the '72 to '74 tii's: two with pre-crosshair faces and one with a crosshair face.

Steve

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In general, I like the car but I'd rather have it slightly crusty and a diamond in the rough so I can make my own restoration goals and repairs. I would consider this a quickie paint and body job with a pint of turd polish on the other bits. I'd caution the potential bidder to have it inspected.

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