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1972 BMW 1600ti Touring lhd

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*change of ownership to be paid by the buyer (a little amount as it is a classic vehicle)


  • In good overall condition
  • Well preserved interior
  • Original paint
  • Well-maintained and sound mechanicals
  • A mechanically sound 02 Touring, converted to the Ti version with a kit
  • Nice preserved interior and a solid bodywork, with some paint imperfections consistent with age


Following the success of the large Neue Klasse sedans launched at the beginning of the sixties, BMW earned a reputation as a manufacturer of prestigious, well-finished performance sports sedans.

To extend the range and increase sales, starting from 1966 the 1602 was introduced, a compact and agile two-door based on a shortened chassis similar to that of high-end sedans, with independent rear suspension and front disc brakes, equipped with the famed M10 engine in a 1.6 litre 85 hp version.
Starting from 1971, the BMW E6, better known as 02 Touring, was introduced, a three-door station wagon or shooting brake version of the 1602 with a streamlined and aerodynamic design, which combined the iconic bold front section of the 2002 with a new back with a sloping profile equipped with a practical tailgate, retaining the peculiar circular taillights.
Mechanically identical to the 2002, the Touring proved to be a far too advanced concept for its time and wasn't very successful, being produced in just over 30,000 units until 1974.
Today, by virtue of its rarity, its pleasant and sporty line and its performance and driving characteristics identical to those of the most common two-doors, the 02 Touring is increasingly sought after by enthusiasts.
This 1972 BMW 1600 Touring, in mostly original condition and is a nice example of the first series, with the pleasant front grille with chrome strips preceding the 1973 restyling. Mechanically, it has undergone the conversion to 'ti' specification with the addition of a Weber DCOE40 twin-body carburettor and 4-in-1 stainless exhaust manifold. All original components have been preserved and will be delivered with the car. 
Rare, original and appealing, the BMW 02 Tourings are much more appreciated today than they were in the seventies, when their innovative, practical and sporty bodywork was not fully understood by the public and their prices are constantly rising. This well-preserved and original example constitutes an interesting opportunity to acquire a practical and versatile historic vehicle capable of offering an exciting driving experience.
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  • Sold in Italy in 1972
  • Original number plates
  • Updated Italian registration documents
  • Original documents supplied
  • MOT valid until 2025

In Italy from new, this BMW comes with updated registration documents and its original period documents.

Still equipped with its original number plates, it has just been MOTd in September 2023.
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  • Well preserved original interior
  • Fabric and vinyl seats
  • Door cards in good condition
  • Sound dashboard 
  • Original radio
  • Aftermarket tachometer in the center console
  • Intact and clean carpeting and headliner
  • Loose stitching on the driver's side seat 
  • Bodywork in fair original condition
  • Original paint with some visible flaws, mostly on the right side
  • Well preserved bumpers, brightwork, lettering and badges
  • Vintage alloy wheels
  • Clean underbody

It comes with a preserved interior in good condition, besides some loose stitching on the driver's seat, with its original radio and an aftermarket tachometer mounted in the centre console, an efficient dashboard with no visible flaws, a clean and intact headliner and carpets in good condition in the passenger and luggage compartments.
The seller assures us that the bodywork is solid and rust-free, but the original paint shows some defects due to age, with noticeable imperfections on the right side of the roof and tailgate and on the topmost part of the right door. The rest of the bodywork appears in mostly good condition, with shiny brightwork, transparent headlights and beautiful vintage alloy wheels.


  • 4-cylinder 1573 cc M116 engine with 85 hp
  • Two double-barrel carburettors
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Upgraded intake and exhaust manifolds 
  • Supplied with its original manifolds and carburettor 
  • New tyres
  • New battery
  • Serviced and MOTd before sale
  • Efficient and reliable
  • Maintained with care
With the addition of a Weber DCOE40 twin-body carburettor and 4-in-1 stainless exhaust manifold, this BMW has undergone a conversion to 'ti' specification and reportedly benefits from the additional performance. The vendor states that it runs and drives very well indeed, with no apparent issues.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make BMW
  • Model 02 Series 1602
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 103,693 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1573
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Lecco
  • Location International
  • Country Italy

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