Mike Milbournes 2002 Tii – Car of the Month Nov 2019

Engine  In line 4 Cylinder  max Speed 118mph

Capacity  1990cc 0-60 mph

9.3 sec

Power  130BHP @5800 rpm  Consumption 21-30 mpg

Torque  131lb ft @ 4500 rpm  Mileage 66,500mls

Transmission

4 Speed manual  Owners 3

Extras  Lux Pack, Alloys  Value Not for sale!

This BMW 2002Tii was one of the last of the very successful “02” series cars that were produced between 1966 and 1975. They were succeeded by the E21 “3” series cars but are agreed by many to be the car that made BMW !

JRG 25P is an exceptional example of the ‘02 series and has had only 3 owners from new.  The car was originally purchased by Mr G.E. Marshall of Newcastle upon Tyne and owned afterwards by Mr Alan Wynn-Williams of Fawdingtons in Newcastle. When I purchased the car in 1981 the car had only done a meagre 4,500 miles and by 1983 the total mileage was still only 17,200. Over the years the car has been used as both daily transport in times of hardship and for club shows and displays. It has now been “retired’ to a life of sunny days and fine outings (well almost) The car is basically ‘as new” and has not, as often asked, been ‘rebuilt”. Paintwork has been done as needed and mechanicals and trim have been attended to when worn but with still only 82,000 on the clock JRG 25P remains one of the best  “original” ‘02s  in the United Kingdom and has a number of awards and trophies to show for it.

Thanks go to  Autobahn Hexham, David Royle & Co,  Fawdingtons, Spot On Tuning, Jaymic, Coopers of Ipswich and M.G Kerry for their  help in maintaining this  vehicle as an outstanding example of the marque over the past 40 years.

Recent updates repairs and modifications

No mechanical changes  since last valuation in 2016

car serviced and Mot’d as normal

New  chrome front bumper fitted  after an accident with a deer  on a club run two years ago

Rear chrome bumper section currently being replaced

123 electronic ignition fitted  3 years ago

Cooling system –  new radiator  and water pump fitted  2 years ago  (water pump failed) and radiator was full of crap

System returned to original spec with standard fan rather than electric one

Recently MOT’d  with a small advisory to rust by rear passenger jacking point which I will get welded

car serviced  and cylinder head gasket replaced  due to  slight water leak  head skimmed  and BMW oversize gasket fitted

Larini  Steel exhaust (from Jaymic) fitted  2 years ago.

Apart from this the car has  in A1 condition with no issues.

Interior  is as “new” no rips or tears  to the cord  or the velour

Bodywork is  A1 mostly original although front wings were done  about 25 years ago

Drivers door “jam” spring repaired as weld book inside  inner wing

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