Evaluation: One of 2317 2002 Baur Targas built. Restored by BMW specialists in the Netherlands, finished in 2017. There are some light scratches in the side glass and on the window frames, and one of the small caps on the front bumper is missing. Otherwise has fresh, attractive paint, brightwork, interior and underbody.
Bottom Line: The 2002’s three-box design is automotive simplicity at its best, but lopping off that middle box to make this targa conversion throws the proportions off and makes the car look almost like a pickup in profile. Regardless, the targas converted by Stuttgart coachbuilder Baur offer nearly open-air motoring (the soft rear window folds down) and are coveted by BMW folks. Gooding sold another Baur 2002 in Amelia Island two years ago for $38,080, but this one is in much better, fresher condition than that one was and the market for interesting vintage BMWs is stronger as well, hence this price. It’s roughly twice what a regular 2002 in this condition could expect to bring.