1973 BMW 2002 Targa by Baur

Amelia Island 2020 - Gooding & Co.
Friday, 6 March - Saturday, 7 March 2020
Sale Price
Lot Number
Older Restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis No. 2795954. Green over black. 1990-cc, 100-hp L-4. 4-speed manual. Alloy wheels, Firestone tires, and later Blaupunkt digital cassette stereo.

Evaluation: Older restoration | One of 2317 Baur Targas built on the 2002 platform, and they never originally sold in the States. Old respray with a few chips and touch-ups. Dull brightwork, the bumpers have some light scratches. Some rips in the boot cover. Pitted door handles. Dry, cracked weather stripping. The seats are a little dirty, and there is a rip in the left rear. The chassis and underbody look to have been restored some time ago and now show age. Rare and inherently interesting, especially to BMW fans in this country, but in unremarkable condition.

Bottom Line: As they say, when the top goes down, the price goes up—in this case, way, way up. Baur Targa conversions, which found their way to later 3
Series in addition to the 2002, always get the attention of the BMW faithful, and there were many such people at Gooding this year given the huge group of rare Bimmers on offer. For reference, a regular round-taillight 2002 in this condition is worth less than half as much.

by Hagerty Editor
1 February 2020

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