1973 2002 tii
1973 BMW 2002 tii #2763852
April 25, 1973
Cameron Plewes (since 2014)
Resplendent in its rare Ceylon gold metallic paint, this 1973 2002 tii was restored to original, as-delivered condition by our ICON Presenting Sponsor, The Werk Shop, in Libertyville, Illinois.
By 2000, Brian Lancelot began looking for a high-quality, stock 2002. Don Dethlefsen saw a “car wanted” ad in Roundel, contacted Lancelot and offered to sell a 2002 he’d restored. Lancelot flew to Chicago to check it out, but it wasn’t for him. He was impressed by the restoration, though, and he engaged Dethlefsen to find another 2002 to restore to Lancelot’s taste.
Dethlefsen had been restoring cars since he was 16. Sensing that a market might exist for high-end BMW restorations, Dethlefsen was thinking of starting a new business. With Lancelot’s commission, The Werk Shop was born.
Built in 1973, this car was painted in Ceylon at the factory. The restoration with every factory option was finished mid-2002.
Lancelot enjoyed the car for more than a decade. In 2014 this tii found a new proud owner with Cameron Plewes.
“Even though the restoration was our first, it has been well maintained, and we believe this is an excellent example of what the tii looked like when it left the factory assembly line,”