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  1. Some more relevant discussion here: https://bringatrailer.com/2019/07/05/four-cylinder-euro-sports-coupes-1973-bmw-2002tii-or-1974-alfa-romeo-gtv/
  2. Car is sold to a new home! Will stay in the bay area, and it's in good hands. I hope to see it at some local events like the Swap n' Show.
  3. What's insane about it? Restored to perfection, rare, handsome, will get you in the door to a lot of very nice events. Also, 1984 was 36 years ago. I think it's time let that go. If I had a nickel for every "I remember when [Hemi Cuda, 356 Speedster, 246 Dino] were [price of pack of gum in 2020]" story I'd have enough to buy this 1600GT. At least you got to experience cool cars for cheap, I'm 30 and anything half-cool is way beyond most of my generation's means.
  4. VIN: 2762669Mileage: unknownLocation: Sunnyvale, CAPrice: $9000 obo Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskG6yg1rTLDRGood: rare cool color, runs and drives surprisingly well, numbers match, no structural rust, it’s a roundie tii.Bad: salvage title, needs just about everything.OverviewI’ve owned this 2002tii since August of 2016. I picked it up as a project, and after three years I don’t have the time or resources to continue working on it. I don’t know any history on this car before 2001, when it was rescued from a field in Eureka, where it had been sitting in pieces for an unknown amount of time. I believe the car had rear-left quarter damage at that time. In late 2004 it was purchased by a gentleman near Petaluma who built it up using a mish-mash of parts that he had available. Installed currently is a tii motor (#2760341, not original). I believe the rear end damage was repaired and the car repainted below the beltline trim. Under that same ownership, the car was hit in the back again, the bodywork repaired, and left in primer, how it sits today. I believe one of these hits resulted in a Salvage CA title. When I purchased the car I made an effort to track down the original numbers-matching block, which comes with the car.The original color of the car is Ceylon, which is a rare shade of gold. Today the car is a patchwork of different hues of gold where paintwork was performed, capped off at the back with a brown later decklid and primer around the rear panels. All body trim is rough, but present. Seals and glass are worn. There are spots of rust around the rear windshield. The spare tire well is rotted through. There is some bubbling at the rockers and the bottom of the front and rear panels. On the upside, the floors, frame rails, and shock towers do not show rust. While the back has been damaged, the front seems to have made it through the years intact. There is no ‘snorkel,’ indicating that this is its original nose. Things look pretty straight up there.The interior is a hodgepodge of 02 parts throughout the years. The dash is not a tii dash, but I have one (with some cracks) that will come with the car. The seats are mismatched E21 Recaros and the fabric is torn up. The front door cards came off a car that had speakers added, there are no speakers now and the door sheetmetal has not been cut up for speakers.As mentioned, a non-matching tii motor is installed (#2760341). Sale will include the original numbers-matching block, an E12 head, and some ancillary parts. A compression test performed at the end of 2019 showed compression at 147/143/118/138. In my ownership the spark plugs, wires, distributor rotor, cap, and points were replaced. Valves clearances have been adjusted, fuel injection linkages reset and lubricated, and various crisply hoses and fuel lines replaced. The battery and starter were replaced in the last month. Brake and clutch master cylinders have been replaced under my ownership. The motor runs fine but it would be a good idea to rebuild the original numbers-matching motor to get back to original performance. The clutch works well. I rebuilt the shifter linkage in my ownership, the 4-speed transmission works fine but can give a small grind into 4th gear.The steering feels good and tight. The brakes work well, I installed braided brake hoses. The car is lowered, I do not know which springs, but the ride is nice. Sporty but not too stiff. The wheels are 14” dog-dish style used on the Neue Klasse sedans, someone sprayed them gold at some point and I’ve plasti-dipped them black.The lights work for the most part, I just replaced the left headlamp, which was cracked. The aftermarket head unit jammed with the faceplate deployed, so no tunes at the moment. There are two speakers in the rear parcel shelf.It’s a charming little car. It’s not going to be a perfect car so you are free to make it what you wish. You could also just drive it as-is and enjoy the great local 2002 community and the fun events they put on through the year.Please note that the odometer has not worked while I’ve had the car. I have no idea of mileage considering the history of the car, and the cluster may not be the original one, so I don’t want to make any guesses about mileage.I’m looking for $9k OBO. I’m located in Sunnyvale, near Levi stadium. Thanks for your interest.
  5. VIN: 2762669Mileage: unknownLocation: Sunnyvale, CAPrice: $9000 obo Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskG6yg1rTLDRGood: rare cool color, runs and drives surprisingly well, numbers match, no structural rust, it’s a roundie tii.Bad: salvage title, needs just about everything.OverviewI’ve owned this 2002tii since August of 2016. I picked it up as a project, and after three years I don’t have the time or resources to continue working on it. I don’t know any history on this car before 2001, when it was rescued from a field in Eureka, where it had been sitting in pieces for an unknown amount of time. I believe the car had rear-left quarter damage at that time. In late 2004 it was purchased by a gentleman near Petaluma who built it up using a mish-mash of parts that he had available. Installed currently is a tii motor (#2760341, not original). I believe the rear end damage was repaired and the car repainted below the beltline trim. Under that same ownership, the car was hit in the back again, the bodywork repaired, and left in primer, how it sits today. I believe one of these hits resulted in a Salvage CA title. When I purchased the car I made an effort to track down the original numbers-matching block, which comes with the car.The original color of the car is Ceylon, which is a rare shade of gold. Today the car is a patchwork of different hues of gold where paintwork was performed, capped off at the back with a brown later decklid and primer around the rear panels. All body trim is rough, but present. Seals and glass are worn. There are spots of rust around the rear windshield. The spare tire well is rotted through. There is some bubbling at the rockers and the bottom of the front and rear panels. On the upside, the floors, frame rails, and shock towers do not show rust. While the back has been damaged, the front seems to have made it through the years intact. There is no ‘snorkel,’ indicating that this is its original nose. Things look pretty straight up there.The interior is a hodgepodge of 02 parts throughout the years. The dash is not a tii dash, but I have one (with some cracks) that will come with the car. The seats are mismatched E21 Recaros and the fabric is torn up. The front door cards came off a car that had speakers added, there are no speakers now and the door sheetmetal has not been cut up for speakers.As mentioned, a non-matching tii motor is installed (#2760341). Sale will include the original numbers-matching block, an E12 head, and some ancillary parts. A compression test performed at the end of 2019 showed compression at 147/143/118/138. In my ownership the spark plugs, wires, distributor rotor, cap, and points were replaced. Valves clearances have been adjusted, fuel injection linkages reset and lubricated, and various crisply hoses and fuel lines replaced. The battery and starter were replaced in the last month. Brake and clutch master cylinders have been replaced under my ownership. The motor runs fine but it would be a good idea to rebuild the original numbers-matching motor to get back to original performance. The clutch works well. I rebuilt the shifter linkage in my ownership, the 4-speed transmission works fine but can give a small grind into 4th gear.The steering feels good and tight. The brakes work well, I installed braided brake hoses. The car is lowered, I do not know which springs, but the ride is nice. Sporty but not too stiff. The wheels are 14” dog-dish style used on the Neue Klasse sedans, someone sprayed them gold at some point and I’ve plasti-dipped them black.The lights work for the most part, I just replaced the left headlamp, which was cracked. The aftermarket head unit jammed with the faceplate deployed, so no tunes at the moment. There are two speakers in the rear parcel shelf.It’s a charming little car. It’s not going to be a perfect car so you are free to make it what you wish. You could also just drive it as-is and enjoy the great local 2002 community and the fun events they put on through the year.Please note that the odometer has not worked while I’ve had the car. I have no idea of mileage considering the history of the car, and the cluster may not be the original one, so I don’t want to make any guesses about mileage.I’m looking for $9k OBO. I’m located in Sunnyvale, near Levi stadium. Thanks for your interest.
  6. Thanks for thinking of me, I really appreciate it. I think I should close this thread. I kind of went off in a completely different direction when a car became available that was too good to resist. I'm going to sell my Ceylon car and watch the 2002 world from the sidelines for a while.
  7. I like that it's not just unhelpful, it's aggressively unhelpful.
  8. Turd, turd polishers? Not everything needs to be a factory refurb perfection guys. You don’t like the seat trims, you don’t like the bezels on the dials, cracked dash, okay... this can all be fixed. You might be right to say that it should be priced lower to account for this. But a polished turd is a car that is rotted out or wrecked out of square with fresh paint slapped on. I don’t see any evidence presented here by anyone to justify ripping on it like this.
  9. Hello fellow bay area '02 owners. I've decided that my Ceylon car is too much of a project given my resources at this time. I'm looking to get into a roundie that is more complete. I'm interested to know if anyone in the area is selling, or knows of someone selling a roundie that's straight, complete, and without rust. Rough or older paint is actually a positive for me because I want to drive it and collect rock chips on the great roads we have in this area. It needs to be a manual. I'd love to get into another tii if the price is right, but I would consider a non-tii if it's a good match. Please feel free to respond here or PM me if you know of a car that might be a good fit. Cheers.
  10. The perfect gift idea for my pops, thanks for sharing. Hopefully it reaches him by Christmas.
  11. When I went to Japan I rented a Skyline GT-R in Hakone. Chatting with the proprietor about the cars in my garage, he was not particularly excited about my (at the time) Integra Type-R or E30 M3 - it was the 2002tii that got him fired up! Nice feature on Speedhunters, though as usual with their recent articles the photography is much stronger than the writing. I especially enjoy the photographs of the cars with their owners.
  12. I wish... I do basic nuts-and-bolts garage stuff but many times I need help! Hopefully Josh is able to assist.
  13. I don't know if he's worked on a ton of 2002s, but Josh at HMB Motorwerks is a really nice guy and has built some amazing BMWs.
  14. magnus

    2762669

    1973 Ceylon 2002tii. Built 10/10/72 and delivered 10/13/72 to Hoffman motors in New York. No history is known before ~2001, when the car was rescued by Jeff Beyer out of a field in Eureka, California, where it was a stripped shell. Dave Owens acquired the car and rebuilt it as a bit of a 'Frankenstein' with whatever parts were available. The car passed through a flipper in Redwood City, then I purchased it. The car is painted a different shade of gold on every panel, and is primered in the back from a collision. The motor out of 2760341 is currently installed, along with an incorrect and worn brown interior with a pair of Recaros. I managed to get in contact with Dave after purchasing the car from the flipper and buy the original block and crank to keep with the car. The car is very rough cosmetically but drives surprisingly well. I enjoy participating in local events and drives while I decide if I'm man enough to rebuild it to former glory... [updated 11/14/19]
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