Pristine 2002 Tii Turns the Clock Back 40 Years
Browsing through eBay as we’re prone to do, we stumbled across one of the nicest 2002 Tiis we’ve seen in ages, a ’72 model with 121k miles and presented in stunning condition. Claimed to be a garage-kept California car from new, the seller says it has no rust and is completely unmodified, with the only flaws being a non-operative clock and a driver’s side vent that doesn’t seal as tightly as it should—hardly deal-breakers!
2002s are generally pretty bomb-proof cars, with any potential small but irritating faults likely not present on a car where the seller goes to such great lengths to describe insignificant details as imperfections. Rust, their biggest problem area, is apparently another non-issue on this particular well-loved car.
We wish all sellers would take the time and exude the effort to present their machines with the care shown in this auction, with many, hi-res and well-taken photos of nearly every angle a thorough potential buyer would check on their own.
Price-wise the car is near the top of the market, but it’s also near the top of the market condition-wise so we’re not griping on the matter—it may not represent a smoking bargain but it’s certainly not out of line, either.
We’d absolutely love to find ourselves strapped into its pristine navy blue vinyl seat with a set of sunny, clear sweepers framed between those elegant, thin A-pillars, feet dancing on the quirky floor-mounted pedals and hands firmly gripping the austere, black, plastic-rimmed wheel at nine and three.