1972 2002 tii
1972 BMW 2002 tii #2762340
Lance & Diane White (since 2004)
Not a lot is known about the origins of this car. Current owner Lance White found it as an uncompleted project on eBay in 2004, minutes after it was listed. He hit the “Buy it Now” button almost immediately based entirely on the value of the Alpina parts and the promise offered by a few pictures.
The story he was told was that a gentleman in Atlanta had set out to build an ultimate 2002 Alpina custom clone. He had a set of Zender-style fender flares installed and an amazing unique rear trunk lid fabricated. The quality of the work was exceptional. He also installed a variety of Alpina parts and painted various engine and suspension parts in Alpina blue and green. He painted the car a still unidentified color that resembles Colorado, Unfortunately, the original builder died before his project was completed and his widow arranged to have the car sold.
Many parts did not come with the car, including the injection system, transmission, and exhaust. The car is currently equipped with the prior owner’s high compression 2.0 motor, header, upgraded suspension, and staggered 15” Alpina wheels. White installed a modern injection system, 4-wheel disc brakes, an LSD, and an overdrive five-speed transmission.
Overall, it is a very interesting example of a creatively modified 2002. White reports that this car gets more attention than virtually any car in his collection.