I stumbled across this 1975 2002 Baur Targa a while back. Anyone have any info on this Baur?
You may recall that this car was at the SoCal Vintage Show in Van Nuys, CA at the end of October, 2011. The steering wheel has been changed: in October it has a nice-looking Nardi-style wood steering wheel.
BMW 2002's are a fairly common sight, but when was the last time you saw one of these? This 1975 BMW 2002 Baur Targa is one of 1,973 produced and although it has some flaws it could make for a fun summer driver. Find it here on eBay in Los Gatos California with bidding at $50 and the reserve unmet.
This 2002 was updated to tii specification, which basically means that they added fuel injection. If it was done correctly this could be a welcome upgrade. It could be switched back to carbs though if needed. There are no photos of the engine included in the listing so it would be a good idea to request a few photos or take a look at the car in person.
The rest of the car looks very original with the exception of the steering wheel and rims. We like the looks of the minilite look rims and the M1 wheel does not look too out of place. We would probably want to stick a black Momo Prototipo on there and sell the M1 wheel.
The rear widow is foggy so the top will need to be repaired or replaced. We are not sure how hard these are to source and you may end just having to have someone make it from scratch.
Our biggest concern with this car is the rust the the rear shock towers. Luckily the seller is including new tower metal to make the repair. This car is a special model, so if you know what you are doing this car would be worth saving.
Here is a link to some pics from the SoCal Vintage Show on October 29, 2011 in Van Nuys, CA:
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