This 2002 Tii has lots of goodies installed.
Short videos here, enjoy;
Below; Image taken by Joseph Steel at the Petrolicious meeting Bicester Heritage Centre 12th May 2019
Highly desirable round rear light model
Only 6 previous owners for 46 year old car (2019)
Every MOT from new, Free-road tax qualifying. Massive A4 folder with comprehensive history to date
Fully restored (twice as I wasn’t happy the first time) All new panels including;
Front wings, rear arches, doors, bonnet, boot lid, rear panel, boot floor, floor pan, and sills
Engine: BMW 304 Schrik camshaft, gas flowed head, ports all matched to inlets and exhaust, high compression pistons, 1mm over sized inlet valves, balanced connecting rods and crankshaft. Balanced clutch and flywheel.
Full Stainless steel exhaust system (fitted Dec 2014) and custom manifold (to be fitted soon)
New top-tint laminated front windscreen (fitted Dec 2014), and all new tinted windows and genuine door rubbers
Spax adjustable suspension, 20% updated springs all round lowered 6″
5-Speed Getrag overdrive gearbox
New Clutch slave cylinder (2017)
Brand new Turbo Vented front discs, new callipers (4-pot), hoses and new BMW master cylinder (2016)
New Injection warm-up unit and recon injection pump
Full glass-out body restoration in 2012-14, resprayed with 5 layers of original Colorado Orange (Code: 002) with upgraded front Cobra sports seats (transformed the car when driving for comfort and support)
Converted to short bumper model and lower trim removed (welded not filled)
Brakes completely replaced (everything); new 4-pot turbo callipers, flex hoses, BMW master cylinder, Servos, turbo rear wheel cylinders etc
New silicon water hoses, thermostat, belts, battery (Bosch)
13” Alpina look-a-like Alloys wheels shot blasted and then powder coated with black early logo Alpina centre caps. With Yokohama tyres
New chrome Hella front driving lights
New Badges and correct raised letter Roundels
New tinted glass all round (2017)
New chrome waist trim
New chrome grills
Additional VDO gauges on centre pod custom made 1-off (oil temp, oil pressure and amps)
Very rare un-cracked dash top
Leather 3-spoke sports steering wheel with Alpina centre horn button
New seat belts
Waxoyld into sills and all cavities and Undersealed
New Differential (to be fitted Q1 2019)
Vapour blasted Tii Plenum pipes and inlet system (fitted March 2019)
Custom made “Alpina” rocker cover
Upgraded Blaupunkt Bluetooth, USB, CD, system in centre console with hi –output concealed speakers
Current Insurance agreed value £45k (2019)
Latest images June 2012 nearly ready for paint;
All new panels except the doors, which were perfect used ones.
latest progress (1st August 2012);
Being re-assembled early August 2012;
1 week to go……..(12th Aug);
Oh dear, broken rocker, these are apprently cheap copies, so thankfully I have a genuine set to replace these with.
The project is now behind schedule, but the pressures off, so we need to get this right.
So we’ve decided to take the whole engine out and repaint the engine bay whilst replacing all the rockers. I suppose it’s better to have found out now rather than when the cars back on the road.
As for the quality of work not so much the bodywork, but everything else. The car is practically falling apart, everything hanging off, parts missing, filthy, wrong screws everywhere, wiring a nightmare, even paint over the headlight bulbs. I've already spend several days going over it and still got tonnes to do. Fitted new headlamps as others had poor reflectors, removed bumpers (as they need to go back to be rechromed) and they weren't fitted properly. Scrubbed and Cleaned interior, installed centre console and stereo (very important), cleaned all glass in/out, treated and refitted all door seals, window rubbers. Repaired and refitted rear badge, replaced instruments for new cluster, fitted new led rear bulbs and cleaned the outside. Brake hoses loose, door panels fitted with double-side tape, bolts missing out of window mechanisms, even an engine mount bolt missing - ARGHHHH Tightened up seats belts (as loose), polished and refit front grills, going over everything and either refitting, cleaning or replacing as I go. Also need to sort out the engine running idling. Obviously brakes are critical, swap tyres and maybe get to drive it soon.
Replace indicators and refitted bumpers correctly; Latest news - June 2013 Well I am using the 02 inspite still not as I want it and few things not working properly. First one being the brakes. Everything is brand new, yet it takes a second press of the brake pedal to get a firm pedal. New 4-pot brake callipers, new ATE (BMW) Master Cylinder, new Flexible hoses, new hoses from reservoir, rebuilt servo's and sent back again to double-check, new rear wheel cylinder, and gallons of fluid pushed through the system. However, I'm suspecting the pressure bleeder isn't the right tool for this. More soon.
I dragged the 02 out for the fantastic Historic Masters Series bank holiday weekend at Brands Hatch, as every year we get invited free of charge to put on a classic display of BMW’s, those that took up the offer enjoyed the sunshine, racing and displays. It’s an open pit lane, paddock and grandstands, I really can’t emphaises how good and enthusiastic this event is. You can touch the cars (if you ask), talk to the teams and drivers and watch the fabulous racing. One of the best bits for me is the paddock, hiding out among the Winibagos are so stunning recreation and original historic and classic cars. Normally there are a few Neue Klasse teams, but now 2002’s qualify, so what a revelation to see replica 02 race cars in the paddock (great photo opportunity) and real live action on the track.
Latest April 2014
Latest images Dec 2014
Short video here;
Latest pictures from photo shoot for Practical Classics magazine, cover car;
Brand New rear lights found (NOS) still in the original boxes – what a find!
NEC Classic Car Show Guide featured car 2016 and used on the 2017 & 2018 Publicity for show
Used on the NEC Classic Guide 2017 Front cover;
Featured in BMW Car magazine August 2017 (Cover car)
Old style “Alpina” centre caps and “Alpina” 13″ alloys now fitted
“Alpina” style centre cloth on front sports and rear seats, with leather outer
Silicon Heater hoses fitted and Map-able electronic 123-Ignition distributor
Car also now all tuned. Runs, corners and stops like a true sports car should
Below; at the Warren Classic and Sports Car show 2017 with a beautiful 2002 fresh from restoration
Below, lovely 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel (notice chrome ring and red needle gauges).
Also new NOS indicator/wiper stalk fitted (Oct 2017);
Red crinkle finish rocker cover and chrome oil cap;
June 2018 – New Hand-made Cocomats (orange fleck). These are gorgeous, amazing quality. More details go to CocoMats.com
Main Feature in Classics Monthly July 2015;
On the Circuit at Brands Hatch;
NEC Classic 2016. Was also main car in programme guide and the 2017 advertising;
One of my favourite photos taken by Joseph Steel at NEC 2016;
Warren Supercar and Classic Show 2017. With a friend;
BMW Car main feature August 2017;
Various other recent shots;
Front Cover of Straight Six Sept 2018;
Vabour blasted (Thanks to iCleenz.co.uk) Tii Plenum inlet system fitted March 2019, freshened up the engine bay nicely;
Above taken April 2019
Below, new Marchal custom made driving light covers and oil change carried out (every 4k miles or less since ownership) with Millers Classic 20/50W
Below; taken by Joseph Steel 12th May 2019 at Petrolicious meeting Bicester Heritage centre
Below; Artwork of the above image done by Libor Hotar
Below is from photo shoot for CLASSIC CAR Magazine Sept 2019 edition – Super Saloons;
Pictures below taken by Dave Smith (fellow 02 owner);
Below; modified efficient air filter conversion
Q1 2021 updates;
Above – custom made to order rocker cover from TJ Performance.
Below – new “Alpina” alloys to freshen up the car.
Below – John Bimmer (FB) custom made sill covers.
Below; April 2021 somewhere in Essex
Below, DID-Day at Woodham Mortimer, pictures care of Dave Smith
Below; Silverstone Festival August 2023
Substantial serious offers invited, get in touch.
Always more soon