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1968 BMW 2002 Ti For Sale
|To be sold by Silverstone Auctions at ‘The Silverstone Classic’ on Thursday 27th July 2017 in The Wing building, Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN. For further details please contact Will Smith on 01926 691 141.|
Registration: 206609 RE
Chassis Number: 173132
Engine Number: TBA
Number of cylinders: 4
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Estimate (£): 35,000 - 45,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
As sales climbed for BMW throughout the 1960s across Europe, their attention started to focus on Motorsport and their desire to create "The Ultimate Driving Machine". The first model to reflect this was the 2002, introduced in 1968 and their high-performance version, the 2002 Tii, quickly followed in 1970 with a more powerful engine giving 120bhp, a 5-speed gearbox and uprated suspension and brakes.
This beautifully finished 2002 Ti was delivered new to Italy at the beginning of ‘02' production and was raced by its first owner as early as 1968. Copies of the original Italian paperwork show the car finished 1st in class in the Coppa Primavera in 1972 and went on to race at numerous events such as Vernasca, the Coppa Petrobelli, Trofeo Lombardini and the Giro D'italia to name a few. The car was raced predominantly by Italian Roberto Torelli up until 1977.
This 2002 was originally registered in Italy with the registration RE206609 and has copies of various sets of old FIA passports, including its CSAI logbook. The car today is presented in good condition with bright silver paintwork with blue stripes. The engine bay is in excellent condition and the interior presents well.
Prior to use in anger, this BMW will require a spanner check, however, the car is in running condition and we welcome pre-sale inspections. This charming 2002 would make an ideal entry into historic racing or road-rallies. However, the fact it can boast period continental race history will ensure this little 'Beemer' stands out from the crowd.