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    2780118

      Model: BMW 2002tii
      Year: 1973
      Manufactured Date: No value
      Original Color: Polaris
      Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
      Current Color: Polaris
      Last Sold: No value

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2002/142971423571

     

    VIN 2780118 is a U.S. 1974 model 2002tii, manufactured November 1973. Although the eBay listing identifies the color as Fjord, the photos suggest it is either Polaris, or the least-blue version of Fjord ever mixed. A non-original "polaris neu" paint sticker (BMW was employing "polaris PVC-frei" by 1973) further ads to the confusion.



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    VIN 2780118 is a U.S. 1974 model 2002tii, manufactured November 1973. Although the eBay listing identifies the color as Fjord, the photos suggest it is either Polaris, or the least-blue version of Fjord ever mixed. A non-original "polaris neu" paint sticker (BMW was employing "polaris PVC-frei" by 1973) further ads to the confusion.

     

    Regards,

     

    Steve

     

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    On 10/20/2018 at 12:40 AM, Conserv said:

    VIN 2780118 is a U.S. 1974 model 2002tii, manufactured November 1973. Although the eBay listing identifies the color as Fjord, the photos suggest it is either Polaris, or the least-blue version of Fjord ever mixed. A non-original "polaris neu" paint sticker (BMW was employing "polaris PVC-frei" by 1973) further ads to the confusion.

     

    Regards,

     

    Steve

     

    Steve,

    My car's VIN is 70 cars later. Did they only make 70 cars between November and Jan 11?Here's the quote from BMW:

     

    The BMW 2002 tii US VIN 2780188 was manufactured on January 11th, 1974 and delivered on January 22nd, 1974 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Polaris metallic, paint code 060.

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    Hmm... your car’s manufacturing date looks way out of sequence if it was manufactured January 11, 1974! I’m showing 1974 tii’s 2780001 through 2780794 as manufactured during 1973.

     

    Yours, VIN 2780188, is the 188th U.S.-spec ‘74 tii manufactured. I would have pegged your car as November 1973, extrapolating between VIN 2780046 (manufactured November 19, 1973) and tdskip’s VIN 2780233 (manufactured November 23, 1973). Further, RealOEM.com shows your car as a November 1973 car. The BMW 2002 Car Club of Columbia’s VIN decoder is off-line today, but I’m fairly confident it will show yours as a 1973-manufactured example.

     

    Does your car retain its U.S. VIN sticker on the trailing panel of the driver’s door?

     

    Let’s wait and see what the Columbia decoder says. You may have to go back to Archives and ask them to double check, but if their record, indeed, says, January, there’s no way to correct it, even if it’s wrong.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Steve

     

    EDIT: The BMW 2002 Club of Columbia’s VIN decoder, as expected, shows VIN 2780188 (Nick’s car) as manufactured in the September to December 1973 time frame.

     

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