Color Fast: Historic BMW Race Cars in Monterey

© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience© Rod Hatfield, Automotive Content Experience
The BMW 2002ti was the higher-performance version of the popular 2002, and this racing version was built by BMW tuner/race team ALPINA GmbH in 1970. Modifications include signature Weber side-draft carburetors, engine upgrades, flared fenders and ALPINA 3-piece alloy wheels. In 1970 the car was sold to Vasek Polak BMW and raced in SCCA races in 1971 and 1972 by Competition of Torrance. Retired after the 1972 season, the car was stored for 24 years before being reconditioned and painted in BMW Motorsports livery by BMW of North America for the BMW Celebration at the 1996 Monterey Historic Races. In 2014 the car was restored to its original BMW ALPINA team orange with semi-gloss black hood and rear deck.

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