"CLASSIC OF THE DAY"
Wednesday 5th November 2014
1968 BMW 2000 Ti
Chamonix white with a black vinyl interior. It is fitted with a 2.0 litre, four cylinder, 120 bhp engine with twin Solex carburettors and a four speed manual gearbox.This car is in very good, sound condition and has a superb, original interior. It is an original right hand drive car supplied new to the UK.
The first family owners kept it until 2008 an it has two keepers since. In May 2010 it was prepared for the Marathon Rally which included thorough servicing and the fitment of full harness seat belts, the originals come with the car, and a new Brantz trip recorder. It drove nearly 2,000 miles without missing a bit save for a small hiccup with a blocked fuel filter caused by very low fuel. The tank has since been drained.
The car is mechanically standard. It was built in January 1968 and registered in April 1968. It has MSA papers and is generally accepted for competitions with cut off dates of December 1967 as it is identical to similar cars produced in 1967.
It drives superbly and has a real turn of speed. Rare in this country.
Images & Text: PERCIVAL MOTOR COMPANY
Percival Motor Company
The Old Forge,
Kent ME17 1EH
Tel: 01622 851841
Model Specs (General Info Not above Car)
1966-1972 BMW 2000 Saloon
OverviewThe 2000 was the ultimate evolution of the 1500/1800cc saloon car line. The medium-sized saloon seemed its most appealing with the bored-out in-line-four under the bonnet, especially in fuel injected tii form, which packed a useful 135bhp. Interesting to drive and a bit of a handful in the wet, the 2000 set the tone for the next generations of BMW’s mid-sized saloons – sporting and satisfying. Survival rate in the UK is low, although still fairly commonplace in Germany, and that would be your first place to look when buying.
ChassisIndependent, MacPherson strut, coil springs
Independent, semi-trailing arms, coil springs
worm and roller