One owner from new
1972 BMW 2000 TII Touring
Chassis no. 3 423 293
1,990 cc Inline SOHC four cylinder
Kugelfischer fuel injection
150bhp at 5,800rpm
Alpina-Modified 5-Speed Manual Transmission
4-wheel independent suspension with Bilstein Struts, Semi Trailing Arms with Coil Springs
Front Disc Brakes, Rear Ventilated Disc Brake Option
*One owner from new
*Alpina modified, European model original delivered to the US
*Meticulously maintained and documented
*A fantastic back road burner
The BMW 2000TII Touring
Forty years ago BMW was hardly the juggernaut in the U.S. it is today. Sighting a Bimmer on the road back then was a cause for heads to turn, but the cognoscenti were more interested in the badge it was wearing, and as the boxy 1600 gave way to the trend-setting 2002, the badge to lust after was tii. The Touring variant of the little sport sedan was never officially imported to the U.S., which made it a rarity even during its time in production and today makes it among the most coveted of the tii lineup. A total of 5,783 were constructed over its four years in production, a fraction of the over 827,000 BMW 1600 and 2002 models built, and only a very few of the Tourings were then modified by Alpina, the famed Bavarian tuning haus.
The Motorcar Offered
This unique and rare machine was purchased new by the consignor and has been in his care ever since. Meticulously maintained and documented from the purchase invoice on June 8th, 1972 to today, it is unlikely a finer example can be found.
While the 2000TII Touring European-spec demostrator carried a base price of only $12,987, the addition of the a full compliment of ALPINA options, plus tinted glass, a sunroof and a 5-speed manual brought the final tab to $19,465.55. For your extra five grand, the good folks at Alpina supplied such goodies as a limited slip differential, Alpina chassis setup with Bilstein suspension, larger Alpina wheels shroud in Pirelli tires, higher ratio steering box, ventilated rear disk brakes adjustable sway bars, and a lowered stance. To the untrained eye, little gave the car away, but it was a true sleeper that could run with cars that cost much more and virtually guaranteed a smile when dropped it onto a twisty road.
Service records indicate regular maintenance combined with a 1992 repaint in the original colors at a cost of over $4,000. Showing less than 83,000 original miles, the car still looks very nice and well presented. It is clearly a Bimmer that has been tenderly loved and carefully enjoyed.
Hot hatch specifications combined with find-another-one rarity, and one-owner-from-new status make this special BMW a real prize. Dollar for dollar, there are few vehicles that can claim to be as much fun to drive or as interesting to own. As a pre-1975 car, it qualifies for plenty of fun events and can easily be registered anywhere.
- Please note the invoice for this car is in Deutschmarks, not dollars as indicated in the description. Given 1972 exchange rates, the original base price was $4,058 and the final list price was $6,083.