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.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Off Topic: Fiat Jolly Spotted In Connecticut!

Hey, friends, please indulge me on this one!  I was on my way to meet my siblings for brunch today and spotted this nifty little item parked on the main street in my town! 

Well, naturally...... it stopped me dead in my tracks, and I had to get out and shoot a few pics!  This is the first time I have seen a Fiat Jolly (the new retro version) in the US!  I didn't even know they were bringing them back!  Years ago, we had the good fortune to visit Capri for a few days, and that was the first time I had encountered them.  In Capri they are often used as taxis, and many of them will have a 'surrey' top!  A quintessential Mediterranean/Caribbean vehicle, and I loved them!  

Well, I live in a shoreline town, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised to see one..... but I WAS surprised.  It was parked in front of a local restaurant, with another nearby, and I even went inside one restaurant to see if I could find the owner, without any luck! Yeah, I am THAT GUY! ;)  But they must have been in the OTHER place, because I didn't find them! 

But anyway, without further ado, here is the Fiat Jolly that I spotted his afternoon in town!  Enjoy!  

Wait...... what does that say?  "You are beautiful!"  Leave it to The Italians to come up with that!  ;)  

"You are Beautiful!"   Can't argue with that!  ;)

A very cute little car!  Kudos to Fiat, and Kudos to whoever owns this little beauty  I love it! 

Here are a couple of examples of the original Fiat Jolly that you might still see around the Mediterranean!  

"The Little Jolly with the Fringe on Top"!  
Rattan Seats!  Gotta love it!   ;)

Pretty BMW 323i Baur Dublin: €3,995!

Thanks to our friend Barry M. Foley in Ireland for the heads up on this TC1 Baur for sale in Dublin!  Pretty car!  Seller isn't offering a lot of details, but he does include a phone number.

Seller's comments:
Original Irish car with a nice number Plate 453 IZI (Dublin Reg). Located in Dublin 8. Great Car. No time wasters please. (Not for you? please view my other ads. Selling private collection.)3,995

       Call +353872516529 

Key Info

Overview and Description
  • MakeBMW
  • Model323i Baur
  • Year1980
  • Mileage106,079 mi
  • Fuel TypePetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • Body TypeCabriolet
  • Engine Size2.0 litre


Thanks, Barry!  ;)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Baurspotting makes The Daily Turismo! 1983 TC2 in California!

It is always nice to be noticed!  Thanks to the folks over at The Daily Turismo for kindly mentioning Baurspotting in today's posting of this 1983 Baur located in Salinas, CA.  We contacted this seller a couple of weeks ago and obtained some more pics, including the Baur number.  $6500. Here is what we have: 

Baur Number 40197.

Here are some of the seller's comments to me about this Baur:  

I bought the car from the original owner 223... and stopped.

Has a rough idle and then it settles after 2 min it stays at 1 rpm. Havent had time to mess with it. Passenger seat small tear back seat tear on top. The top is good new carpet. Cluster needs work just like all the e30s i have another mtech 1 that im fixing up.

I believe the 223 refers to 223K for the mileage, but the odometer is not working.  Not an unusual problem for this vintage BMW, btw. ---Ed. 

Here is the Daily Turismo text from today's article:

The '75-'83 BMW 3-Series Baur Targa is a strange intersection of BMW E21 handling/driving goodness with a unique convertible/targa styling...and I've gotta admit that I'm really not an expert on these wild looking things, but they guys over at Baurspotting can give you the full details of how Karosserie Baur would hack the top off a new BMW 3-series and offer a unique and safe alternative to the ragtop. Not many were built and not many remain, but they are still cheap.  Find this 1983 BMW 323i Baur Targa offered for $6,500 in Clovis, CA via craigslist.

And the notes from the craigslist ad:

1983 Bmw 323i 
condition: good 
cylinders: 6 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
Call for info 
(831) 229-6748

Link to The Daily Turismo: 

Link to the current craiglist ad:

Good luck with your sale!  

Special thanks to The Daily Turismo for mentioning Baurspotting!  Much appreciated!  ;)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

BMW 2002 E10 BAUR Cabrio absolute Rarität Preis: 58.900 €

Thanks to our friend, John Pantel, for the heads up on this Cabrio Targa listing from Germany!

BMW 2002 E10 BAUR Cabrio absolute Rarität

Preis: 58.900 €

BMW E10 2002 BAUR Convertible absolute rarity, No. 83 of 763 pieces.

I offer my BMW 2002 convertible for sale.
The vehicle was rebuilt in 2018 after a service life of almost 30 years. The body is unwelded and original. The vehicle is first hand, I am the second owner. The vehicle was repainted in Polaris Silver and the entire interior in Alcantara with partial leather renewed. New carpet and Alcantara sky. All cavities were treated with Mike Sanders.
Classic Data Condition grade 2+ (from 7/2018) Annual car condition, mileage after construction, 2000km.
The complete construction was documented with more than a thousand photos.
Double tires, original rims and Alpina rims taillights and turn signals are replaced by tinted. S.Fotos. H-plates

Inspection and test drive by appointment daily possible.

As long as the vehicle is offered here, it is for sale.

I ask for your understanding that financial matters are only discussed locally


BMW E10 2002 BAUR Cabrio absolute Rarität, Nr. 83 von 763 Stück.

Ich biete meinen BMW 2002 Cabrio zum Verkauf an.
Das Fahrzeug wurde nach einer Standzeit von fast 30 Jahren 2018 neu aufgebaut. Die Karosserie ist ungeschweisst und Original. Das Fahrzeug ist aus erste Hand, ich bin der zweite Besitzer. Das Fahrzeug wurde in Polaris Silber neu lackiert und die komplette Innenausstattung in Alcantara mit Teilleder erneuert. Neuer Teppich und Alcantara Himmel. Alle Hohlräume wurden mit Mike Sanders behandelt.
Classic Data Zustandsnote 2+ (von 7/2018) Jahreswagen Zustand, Fahrleistung nach Aufbau, 2000km.
Der komplette Aufbau wurde mit mehr als tausend Fotos dokumentiert.
Doppelt bereift, Original Felgen und Alpina Felgen Rückleuchten und Blinker sind durch abgetönte ersetzt. S.Fotos. H-Kennzeichen

Besichtigung und Probefahrt nach Terminvereinbarung täglich möglich.

Solange das Fahrzeug hier angeboten wird, steht es zum Verkauf.

Ich bitte Sie um Ihr Verständnis, dass Finanzielle Angelegenheiten, nur vor Ort besprochen werden.


Thanks, John!  

Monday, September 10, 2018

Our Friend, Uwe Hinz, Visits the Baurs (and everything else!) at Automuseum Nordsee!

Here are some of the photos posted by our friend, and fellow Baur owner, Uwe Hinz, from his visit to the Automobil & Spielzeugmuseum 26506 Norden recently.  Nice photos, Uwe!  

These photos support our argument that Baurs are destined for 'Collectible" status, sooner or later.  This is at least the THIRD museum that has added one or more Baurs to its collection!  

I have only included the photos of the Baurs, but check out Uwe's Facebook page for lots more pics of the car collection at the museum! 
Gotta love this!  

325iX Baur!  Uber rare!



Thank you, Uwe!