1972 2002 tii
1972 BMW 2002 tii #2761697
May 15, 1972
Taiga green metallic
Brian Wiffin (since 1998)
An early tii is already the most desirable of 2002s, but a tii in one of BMW’s jewel-tone metallic colors exists on another plane of desirability altogether for enthusiasts like Brian Wiffin.
As a teenager, Wiffin found himself fascinated by “the cool little cars with round taillights.” After seeing a 2002 tii Alpina in Taiga green metallic, the young Wiffin was smitten.
Years later in 1994, after moving to Denver, he was surprised one day to see the car of his dreams parked on the street. He left a note asking to buy it. Wiffin would need four more years to convince the owner that he was the right custodian. In 1998, the Taiga tii was finally his.
Wiffin began a restoration almost immediately, intent on bringing it back to as-new condition. It has been repainted and most of the brightwork has been replated or replaced. The drivetrain is original, but “for some reason the original owner had a black headliner installed, plus black sun visors to match.”
Wiffin says the car is a keeper. It has a few minor blemishes and evidence of its life as a driver, not a trailer queen, and that’s how he likes it.