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Pretty Swiss Inka 2002Ti

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I had my '72 Inka Tii at our local Sunday Morning Oldtimer Meeting last week.  The Funmobile met his brother!  The weather was great, and perhaps as many as a 1,000 Oldtimers overflowed the grounds into three surrounding parking areas!  This was later, when things were thinning out.  That's a nice Derby NK1800 in the foreground.

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I had heard about this car from my sometimes mechanic.  He did most of the work putting this one together mechanically, but the paint, carpet, and (leather!!) interior went out to specialist shops, and no expense was spared!  Even the door cards are leather.

 

I must apologize in advance, as I forgot to shoot the VIN plate.  Hopefully I will get a chance to drive the car in coming weeks, and will follow up.

 

The paint is superb, as he had the color coat sanded, and then clear-coated. All of the brightwork is either new or re-chromed.

 

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I knew you would want to see the carbs, so I did a couple of close-ups.  I'll try to get more info on any special cam or carb setup.

My friend said it took him forever to polish that Heidegger valve cover.

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This is really a gorgeous car, and pretty peppy from what my friend tells me.

 

He is currently giving the same treatment to a Turbo for the same owner!

 

 

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Interesting, wrong dash, console, and 12 fuses.  Beautiful car though.  It would be interesting to see the VIN.  Thanks for posting photos.

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Lpoks great. Probably a new build with the Spanish Webers and all....though you would think if you were investing that kind of money you would have a more consistent result....I know I would if I was paying to have that done...

Andrew 

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On 8/20/2019 at 8:47 PM, Oldtimerfahrer said:

Looks great. Probably a new build with the Spanish Webers and all....though you would think if you were investing that kind of money you would have a more consistent result....I know I would if I was paying to have that done...

Andrew 

 

Nothing about this tells me its actually a ti at all. It certainly has no ti parts on it whatsoever other than the badges. I highly expect its just a standard car with webers fitted. If they are genuinely trying to pass this off as a ti I think its a pretty terrible effort!

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and no expense was spared!

 

He is currently giving the same treatment to a Turbo for the same owner!

 

Well the correct mirrors and gauge pod were spared for starters, as well as the correct dash and center console if he was aiming for a ti look. Who's betting his turbo is just a 1502 painted white!

 

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Boy, you guys are tough!  I am not a Ti expert, so I don't know the "tells".  I

thought the Ti community would be interested to see it, but I guess not!

How many Tiis have had a snorkel installed because the original nose was damaged?  Doesn't make them a bad car, or no longer a Tii.  If someone swaps the Kugelfischer out for dual carbs, that's different, then it's no longer a Tii.

It's true that this guy may have more money than sense, but he is spending capital to preserve a nice car and make it the way he wants it, he's not shooting for concourse original status.

signing out...

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Someone spent a ton of money on this 2002! It's really nice, but the details are a little off.  Like the incorrect placement of the rear badge- it's too far away from the tail light.  

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Hi,

Its interesting to see the survivors, because we don't know the VIN number on this one we don't know if it's a fair restomod or a poor ti restoration. Seems just odd to spend so much money on a half way car. Yes, ti owners probably look askew at fake ones, if I had a 2002 I would definitely upgrade it to a ti or alpina spec, but I wouldn't put a ti badge on it. The "worst" compliment is when someone takes the tii badge and saws the last "i" off, thinking it will be the same....In the 80's Germany was full of pkastic grill / square tail ti's with registrations after 1971....it's not in style any more. I wouldn't buy a ti today, I regularly think about selling mine but I don't because I won't be able to get another. 

Andrew

 

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7 hours ago, Oldtimerfahrer said:

 if I had a 2002 I would definitely upgrade it to a ti or alpina spec, but I wouldn't put a ti badge on it. 

Andrew

 

I did put a rear badge on my 69.  Have the front one but haven't installed it.  I do clarify that my car isn't a real "ti" when folks look at it.

What's mine missing?  Real ti spec. dashboard, KM/hr speedometer, non-snorkel nose and European-spec. wiring harness (no brake fluid reservoir float warning).

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ti spec is brakes, half axles, trailing arms, ie. all of the stuff that BMW prescribed to allow you to put a motor <=150hp in a 2002 shell. The turbo has a different list...The list is published somewhere in German.

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4 hours ago, Oldtimerfahrer said:

ti spec is brakes, half axles, trailing arms, ie. all of the stuff that BMW prescribed to allow you to put a motor <=150hp in a 2002 shell. The turbo has a different list...The list is published somewhere in German.

A.

My car has all suspension and brakes from a 74tii. The engine started out as a 72tii that I converted to dual Solex carbs.  Car has a 73tii brake booster.  I'd say I'm pretty close to being "ti spec".

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Hi,

Should be very close if you start from a tii. The way is much shorter. Most start from a 1502 or 1802 because they were the cheapest starting points in Europe, that's expensive to do right. In the US you didn't have the cheaper versions, the 2002 base model was so good on it's own... 

Andrew

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