1974 BMW 2002tii, 5 spd. Vin # 2780001 identifying as the first 1974 tii produced for US market.
It was built on 10/17/73 and delivered directly to the BMW internal fleet on 11/14/73 (info from A. Harz, BMW archive group, BMW Mobile Tradition). A recent note designated it as an evaluation car for the production group. This factory original car was paint code 006 = Sahara. It has a non functioning km speedometer and the license plate lights are factory mounted wide for a euro plate.
The vin tag, body stamp on passenger side, dash pad, engine block, and california emissions tag on driver door jam all match with 2780001.
Currently for safety, comfort, and performance, this tii uses e30 14