Dusty02

Value of an abused TII?

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There's been a old bmw 2002 sitting at the back of a sleezy used car dealer for years. Wasn't sure if it was still there till recently. Front of the lot was sold so I saw it from the road and decided to take a look. It's apparently a TII, but in real sad shape, It's bound to have a couple good parts left. Any thoughts as to what its worth? It looks pretty neglected. Heck the windows were left open all this time.20180320_152720.jpg20180320_152728.jpg20180320_152658.jpg20180320_152651.jpg20180320_152741.jpg

 

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Looks like a Polaris 72.  Car looks pretty saveable to me. Inspect it closer and make them an offer. Might be worth it - I would since it is an early tii.  

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Can you get a look at the underside, under hood and inside trunk? That car looks more neglected than abused. More information to assign a value. 

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A factory Polaris 1972 tii, has pointed out by Jim, with factory navy blue interior — look at that gorgeous passenger seat and door card — in very complete condition, is definitely worth something! Original tii steel rims and it’s even wearing a chrome exhaust tip. Alex’s comment regarding neglected is spot on: this is not a molested car!

 

I suspect it’s only real challenge is rust. I see the remnant of a Wisconsin front license plate, so it may well have lived in the rust belt.

 

Given current tii prices, and their trajectory, some one would restore this car, even if it is a Flintstone mobile! Please don’t part this car!

 

(Looks to have shallow grilles, so probably manufactured in the 1972 calendar year.)

 

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Steve

 

 

 

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I'll try to get a hold of the owner. Odd thing. I never see the owner around, but the inventory is constantly changing.

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2 minutes ago, Dusty02 said:

....but the inventory is constantly changing.
 

 

Except for....the most interesting vehicle in his inventory....😋

 

Seems like he needs to step up his tii marketing skills, or maybe he simply wants an unrealistic price for a car that needs a complete restoration.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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1 hour ago, Dusty02 said:

I never see the owner around,

Write a note to the owner and leave it with whoever is there to pass along.

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5 hours ago, Conserv said:

 

....., or maybe he simply wants an unrealistic price for a car that needs a complete restoration.

 

That's usually the case. as soon as there is interest the price goes up. 

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I'm not convinced it needs a complete restoration. That can only be determined by a much more detailed inspection, especially for rust. 

 

Patina'd chic is all the rage. This car hits me as the type, but rust is it's enemy. Plus, who knows what is or isn't under that hood?

 

Flashlight, a buddy and cash. Who knows? Could be a bargain.

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Yeah, that's just a neglected tii.

My car is an abused tii.

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As others have said, it's impossible to ascribe a value to anything without crawling underneath it and seeing the condition of the undercarriage, but here are some bounds.

 

I paid $3500 for a car in similar condition about three years ago. Maybe mine was slightly better. The walk-around rust wasn't as bad except on the two front fenders, and the undercarriage was surprisingly solid.

 

At the high end, a non-running unmolested survivor Inka car went on BaT in January for $18,500 (https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-bmw-2002tii-18/).

 

At the low end, a running '73 with obvious rust and some molestations (air cleaner, steering wheel) went on BaT in February for a surprisingly low $6500 (https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-bmw-2002tii-15/).

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Try to get it.  

 

>Try to look under it, like the other guys said.  The nose where it meets the front fenders looks pretty rough.  But as Rob said, sometimes that can be the only bad part.  It is just random.  Look at where the subframe attaches in the rear, the rockers, spare tire well.  

 

>If it has a tii motor, awesome.  If it has the original motor, even better!  Try to find that out prior to making an offer.  I mean, if it has a non tii motor, I think that makes it not something I would personally pay much for.

 

>It basically doesn't look that terrible - Steve is right - the interior looks surprisingly good.  And on the orig wheels.  

 

>Half the people on the board would keep it visually as it is, and restore it mechanically.  So don't let the super rough looking paint make you think it is worth only $500 or something.  

 

>If it wasn't that rusty underneath, had the original engine, and the engine could be turned over by hand, I'd go where Rob said - $3500, or in that neighborhood.  

 

Try to get it.  Good luck and report back.  

 

Scott

 

 

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