1982 BMW 323i Baur

1982 BMW 323i Baur
Memorial Day 2010 First Drive 1982 323i BMW Baur Lapisblau M20 5 speed #4154 of 4595 made. The car was imported to California by Dietel Enterprises. I have since changed the wheels, installed the clear turn signal lenses, and I am in the process of installing a new cabriolet roof. I have to do something about those bumpers, too. :) I love this car! To see one of the reasons why, check my post "Score One For the Good Guys" on 6/26/2011.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Two New European Cabrio Targas by Baur Spotted!

Thanks for the 'heads up' from alert Baurspotter and friend Scott Sislane:  two new Cabrio Targas  found on Facebook!

Chris Kolb in Germany:

 "Mein neues Schmuckstück��
My new gem."  ---Chris Kolb

Posted in the '02 Club Garage page:

And then Chris Do posted a pic of his Baur Project in Austria in that same thread!

"Hab meinen gestern erst mal in sicherheit gebracht.
Got my only yesterday time in safety."  ----Chris Do.  

 Congratulations to you both, and welcome to Baurspotting1  Please keep us posted with more pics of your Baurs! 

And thank you, Scott for the 'heads up'!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

REPOST: Car Guy Plan For A Safe Thanksgiving Turkey

Car Guy Plan For A Safe Thanksgiving Turkey

Repost:   In the interests of keeping all of our car guy friends safe again this year, here is a great idea for frying your turkey!  I love this! 

Ummm, not this one.  This is MY idea of Turkey Bacon.

OK, not this one either. 


Thanks to Baur owner BruceH for posting this in Facebook! 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Here ya go:

I love it!

How To Deep Fry A Turkey With An Engine Hoist

Fried turkey, the official food of Thanksgiving hoons, only gets better when prepared with an engine hoist. Here's Mike Bumbeck's holiday classic on how to dunk your bird in boiling oil properly. — Ed.

Happy Thanksgiving from Jalopnik: Engine Hoist Turkey Deep Fry

Those of you who have not yet deep-fried a turkey and enjoyed its crispy yet still juicy goodness are indeed missing out on the turkey day experience. This deep-frying exercise is not to be taken lightly. Hooking a propane tank up to a flimsy stand upon which five gallons of hot oil and a big 'ole turkey sit bubbling is a recipe for one heck of a grease fire. Even lowering the big bird into the bubbling oil is an exercise in danger. Jalopnik is here to show you how to deep-fry even a monster bird with relative safety and amusement.
Each year the warnings hit the news about the dangers of deep-frying a turkey. Some folks compete for the Darwin award and try to pull this off inside. This is a very bad idea. Please do not attempt to deep-fry turkeys in the house. Also don't try to pull this off on a dried out wooden deck attached to the house. That being said, the second great problem is lowering the giant bird into the hot oil without getting burned. Years ago we stumbled upon this procedure over at Big Nate's house at a holiday-related function. A 17-pound bird on sale for six bucks at Ralph's and an engine hoist sitting in the garage got us thinking it was a procedure worth revisiting.
What You'll Need:
· Turkey Fryer Setup
· Engine Hoist
· 5-gallons Peanut Oil
· Propane and Propane Accessories
· Service Cart or Similar
· Turkey
· Bailing Wire
· Hand Tools

Prepare the fryer setup. Place bird in fryer pot. Cover with water. Remove bird. Mark or note water level. This is how much oil you'll need. Dry the pot and add the same amount of oil.

Wash and dry the bird inside and out. Prepare the bird. No stuffing! We kept it simple and used our sekrit spice rub for additional flavor.

Light the burner and heat peanut oil to 325 degrees. Don't set the world on fire. Don't go play video games and leave the pot unattended.

While the oil is heating up affix the bird and holder to the engine hoist. Bailing wire is your friend.

Position the turkey and hoist for lowering. Beware not to knock the fryer setup over with hasty or ham-fisted hoist movements!

Release hydraulic pressure on the engine hoist to SLOWLY lower the bird into the oil. Watch for spattering. That oil is wicked hot. Cook turkey about 3 1/2 minutes per pound.

Success! Raise cooked turkey from oil. This 17-pounder was cooked to crispy perfection in under an hour. Allow bird to drain and cool over grease pot.

Use hoist to lower the bird onto a service cart or similar. Unhook the bird. 

Relocate bird from garage to house. Carve and enjoy! 

Supercar Sale: 1980 BMW M1 - $595,000

1980 BMW M1 - $595,000

It is a Baur*, Folks!

Thank you to Ariel Avinari for posting this today in Facebook!

M1s do not come up for sale very often!  If you have been saving up your allowance to buy one, 


Sellers Notes:
This 1980 BMW M1 might be one of the most original examples in existence. Red with black interior. It's been a California car it's entire life and has had just one owner from new. Only 13k miles. It was last running just 4 years ago before being placed in storage. The M1 is regarded as one of the most important BMW's in history. Only 453 of these hand-built cars were ever produced. Don't miss out on this incredibly exciting investment for just $595,000
Gullwing Motor Cars
Astoria, NY 11103

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Astoria, NY
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Thank youy Ariel!  

European Auction! BMW 1600-02 Convertible - 1970

Thanks to our friend Scott Sislane for spotting this beauty in Belgium!

BMW 1600-02 Convertible - 1970

Original vollcabrio - 1573 cc - Maintenance history known - only 1682 pieces

Not sure what this means:
"Got Inspection of BMW Bornem authenticity VOLLCABRIO This is not a conversion, nor Bauer implementation."

It could just be a clumsy translation, because it looks like it is a Baur.

Original vollcabrio - 1573 cc - Maintenance history known - only 1682 pieces

Year built: 1970
Mileage: 47.500 km Perfectly maintained, complete history is known even by refueling it. Restored with original BMW parts and motor checked in 08-2015. Belgian badge, approved for sale without comments. Got Inspection of BMW Bornem authenticity VOLLCABRIO This is not a conversion, nor Bauer implementation. It is an original white copy (cosmotic white) in exceptionally good condition.Technically correct, it is a 1573 cc engine with 83pk with Solex carburettor. Manual four-speed gearbox with single-plate dry clutch.Suspension for it is of MacPherson strut and rear towing wishbones.Technical data sheet available on request. The 1600-02 would spell "Freude am Fahren" which should make, now after 40 years after the production of the 1600-02 vollcabrio many will still agree that this is indeed successful. Most owners boast their cabrio to the sportsmanship, the maneuverability, its compact body and exceptional driving pleasure. This vehicle can be collected and viewed in Zonhoven, Belgium. Bids are exclusive of transport and export, unless otherwise noted. This vehicle is 45 years old. It is advisable to inspect the vehicle before placing a bid. This to avoid disappointment afterwards. To make an appointment please call the auctioneer: + 31- (0) 6-29074141 (weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00 hours)


Thank you, Scott!