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1973 BMW 2002

Targa by Baur
$67,200
Sale Price
$55,000 - $65,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
19 August 2022
Sold Date
105
Lot Number
#2-
Recent restoration
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. 2796082. Taiga green metallic over black interior. 1990/100hp inline-4. 4-speed, hub caps, Atlas tires.

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.

by Andrew Newton
3 September 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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