2022 | Pebble Beach Auctions
1973 BMW 2002 Targa
From The Rudy "Mr. 993" Mancinas Collection
Coachwork by Baur
$55,000 - $65,000| Without Reserve
Iconic BMW Convertible Rarely Seen in the US
One of Only 2,317 Examples Built of the 2002 Targa
Restored by BMW Specialist Oldenzaal Classics in The Netherlands
Finished in Eye-Catching Taiga Green Metallic over Black
A Charismatic and Stylish Variant of a German Legend
1,990 CC M10 SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor
100 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
Front Disc, Rear Drum Hydraulic Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Introduced in 1968, the 2002 performed and handled well thanks to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 100 hp, a fully independent suspension, and front disc brakes. A sales hit upon introduction, the 2002 helped establish BMW’s reputation in the US for building compact sporting sedans.
From 1971 to 1975, a convertible variant of the 2002 was offered. Developed and manufactured by Karosserie Baur, the conversion allowed the 2002 to be driven with the removable targa roof section in place or stored in the trunk above the luggage. The rear window section could also be lowered for an almost fully open-air experience.
One of 2,317 examples built, this 1973 BMW 2002 Targa is finished in desirable Taiga Green Metallic over a black vinyl interior and top. Delivered new in Germany, this example has benefited from a thorough cosmetic and mechanical restoration by BMW specialist Oldenzaal Classics in The Netherlands. Completed circa 2017, the Targa was stripped to bare metal and repainted in its original eye-catching hue. The interior was reupholstered using correct materials, while the engine and gearbox were rebuilt.
Coupling imaginative German engineering with alfresco motoring, this 1973 BMW 2002 Targa presents very nicely throughout and is ready to be driven or displayed by its next owner.
*Please note that this vehicle will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California Resident.