GB’s BMW Car Club will mark the 50th birthday of the Bavarian company’s seminal 2002 Tii at this year’s London Classic Car Show…
The beefy 2002 ‘injected international’ will join the Bugatti, Lancia, and Jaguar birthday celebrations at Syon Park as the Brescia and Lancia Lambda reach their centuries in 2021. Jaguar’s iconic E-type turns 60 with a sensational display of racing and road models also heading to the capital June 25 – 27.
Unveiled back in 1971, the tenacious 2002 Tii transformed BMW’s fortunes and laid the foundations for its now-famous sporty saloon credentials. With its newly fuel-injected 2-litre engine, wider tyres, bigger brakes, and beefed-up rear-wheel-drive chassis, the Tii model offered an intoxicating mix of fine handling and then pace-setting 118mph performance.
To mark the model’s golden anniversary, the club will have two of these seminal sporty saloons – as well as an example of the later 2002 Turbo – on its stand at The London Classic Car Show and will also be screening a selection of special BMW 2002 videos and images for visitors to enjoy.
Adding to the display – and ensuring BMW’s full history is on show – the club will also be exhibiting an early 328 from the thirties, a stunning 507 roadster from the fifties (both kindly loaned by BMW UK), a beautifully restored E12 530LE, a rare E30 M3 Evo 2 and a mighty Alpina B10 alongside other significant and sought-after Bee-Ems such as an E21 323i, an E36 328i Sport and a stunning 635 CSi coupe.
We have a fabulous selection of classic BMWs at The London Classic Car Show topped by the pair of iconic 2002 Tiis. The excitement is building, the juices are flowing and we can’t wait to start renewing friendships once again
As well as celebrating stand-out marque and model milestones, this year The London Classic Car Show is dedicated to showcasing the full 135 years of magical motoring history under its ‘The Evolution of Design’ central theme, with special displays taking visitors on an enchanting and captivating trip down memory lane.
Adult admission costs just £25 when purchased in advance and tickets not only provides access to huge displays featuring 500+ classic cars but also to the Talks Theatre and the Lime Avenue outside Syon House where a number of the stand-out cars on show will be revving up for evocative live parades in the summer sunshine.
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