Not as well remembered as the legendary 2002, its antecedent, the four-door BMW 2000 built from 1966-1972, was a larger and more luxurious ride.

The top-drawer 2000tilux model featured a sporty TI engine, a wooden dashboard and leather seats—suitable transportation to formal occasions, as this snap from a night at the opera in Munich shows.

A larger and more luxurious ride than the later BMW 2002

The way fashion cycles back on itself, those suits are right back in style, so it’s high time to revive the 2000 as well…