Wed, 9th Dec 2015 13:30

Chateau Impney

Lot 7

1973 BMW 2002 Cabriolet

Sold for £7,312

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: EU-Reg
Chassis No: 2791175

- Restored several years ago, photos of restoration in history file

- 1 of just 349 RHD examples, exported from UK to Ireland

- Recent brake overhaul and fresh tyres

BMW's 'New Class' compact range manufactured between 1962 and 1975 saved the company from extinction; setting it on the road from bubble car maker to the highly profitable producer it is today. Powered by the firm's celebrated four-cylinder M10 engine, these drivers' cars featured fully independent suspension and disc brakes up front. The '02' Series of two-door Saloon variants was introduced in 1966, of which a Karosserie Baur Targa Cabriolet version was added two years later. Initially powered by the 1602 (1573cc) engine, the Baur cars were equipped with the 2002 (1990cc) one from 1971 onwards.

This stunning-looking Targa is one of just 349 made in right-hand drive form. The body was expensively restored some years ago, at which point all corrosion was removed, new panels fitted and a full bare metal respray in Yellow undertaken. The braking system is 'as new' having had all components replaced with genuine ones by a BMW specialist, while new tyres have also recently been fitted. The vendor currently grades all major aspects of the Cabriolet as 'very good' and is offering it complete with large history file, photos of the restoration, handbook, workshop manual, box of spares and 2002 model. A rare opportunity.

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