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, July 22, 2017

Baur iX Spotted in Greece!

Thanks to Baur Guru Jeroen Janssen for posting this Baur iX in the Baur IX Facebook page*.  One of only 118 built, this Baur is among the rarest of the uber-rare! 

None exist in the entire Western Hemisphere, as far as we know! Not a single one!   I would love to change that!  ;)

B48748- 13, located in Greece.

Jdroen's comment with his post:  "He has no climate, at least not from work. The first time I heard about this car was 2011, and the owner lacked the targa roof and the papers. This picture I've just found on Facebook and is from 2014. If he has changed van owner by now, I'm not clear yet."


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Voll Cabrio by Baur Spotted Again in Wells, Maine!

Thanks to Joe Goldsberry for spotting this Baur in Wells Maine today, and thanks to David Combs for  alerting me to it! 
Here are Joe's comments about it in Facebook today:
"Saw this beautiful 1600 in Wells Maine today. All original except for the roof. No rust!" 

Seems like we spotted a similar one recently up in that area.  Could this be the same one?

Answer, YES! 

On July 7, 2017 our friend Wink Cleary posted this message:  "Spotted in Wells, Maine.."  It was accompanied by this pic:
We asked about the license plate.  Wink Cleary replied, July 7 2017: "I couldn't read it no matter how much I enlarged the photo. It's at a service station so it may be a repair type plate.. Interestingly enough, the google street view shows a VW thing convertible (Bing shows and e46 vert) in his lot so I suspect the place is known for its classic car work."

Joe Goldsberry, 4 minutes ago: "That's the car. Brown's service station on Rt 1 across from the police station."

The license plate, even from a distance seems to match.  Bingo!  Now we just need to track down the owner!  Pine Tree Chapter Represent!  ;)  

UPDATE 11:40pm July 18, 2017:  Well, that didn't take long!  

Joe Goldsberry "The owner of the garage owns it. He said he also owns several Austin Healey's too."

Thank you, Joe!  Great job!   ;)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Baurspotter Extraordinaire Spots Another E21 Baur In South Florida: Thank you, Eric B.!

Thanks once again to our friend and fellow Baur owner, All Star Baurspotter Eric B. out in LA for spotting this Baur in South Florida!  Eric doesn't miss a trick!  Sheesh!  The guy is incredible! I have lost count of how many beers I owe him for his contributions! ;)    Thank you again, Eric! 

Seller's comments:
Color: White

Interior: Navy Blue

Baur Edition - Cabriolet body style - manufactured by Baur - was available from 1978 to 1981.

This 1981 BMW E21 is well kept over the years, with no rust and mechanically sound.

Need nothing and can be enjoyed as-is immediately.

The super-straight and sanitary looking exterior recently painted, in the original white color and was properly done.

Rubber, plastics, chrome, and other bright work all looks original, as the OEM rims.

The soft top is in fair condition for its age.

Inside the navy blue interior, is very well maintained and original with the original Recaro Seats.

The dash has a new dash cap, and the transmission has the original 5-speed. 

Very curious to know the Baur number on this one!  We will try to track it down, so stay tuned!  ;)

Thank you, Eric B.!  Baurspotter Extraordinaire! !  

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Mystery Baur Spotted In LA! Do you Know This Baur?

    Thanks to Valya Robinson for posting these pics in R3VLimited Facebook page of an E21 Baur that he spotted in Cheviot Hills, near Los Angeles, CA.  He posted with the comment:  "Found a unicorn".  :)  Indeed, you have, Valya, and thank you for sharing it! 

    It looks familiar to us, but I don't have all my files available, so I can't check for certain.  We have a number of white E21s in that area, but no definite match yet.

    Does anyone recognize this Baur? 
    UPDATE:  "Valya Robinson Hey I found this one by national and motor, I think beverlywill and cateragaues (sp) to be exact. Just on the east/south corner off cheviot hills."

    Thanks for posting, Valya!  


    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Brisbane Baur: E21 323i Baur Spotted In Lance Jurgeleit's Workshop!

    UPDATE July 6, 2017:  We received a message from the owner, Adrian Anderson, along with an additional pic:  Welcome Adrian!
    Adrian Anderson:  "Thank you all, it was great to see our car featured on this page. We have owned the car for around 25 years and are really looking forward to getting her back on the road with the help of Lance and the team at Brisbane Motor Works."

    Thank you and best wishes, Adrian! 

    Thanks to Mario Lamont for tagging me in this thread for this Polaris 323i E21 Baur.   This was posted in the BMWCQ E30 Register on Facebook, an Australian site.  The Baur was spotted in Lance Jurgeleit's workshop in Brisbane.  Baur number is 1734. This Baur is NOT yet listed in the International Baur Registries* so it qualifies as a NEW FIND!  Congrats to all, and welcome to Baurspotting! 
    Here is Mario's tag:

    E21 Baur and quite rare these days at Lance Jurgeleit's workshop.
    Spent 15 years inactive in a garage.
    Whether you like the Baur's or not, respect to the owner for spending good money to bring this classic back to life and keeping it on the road.
    One for you Tom Schuch.

    Thank you for the tag, Mario! Best wishes to the unknown owner and to Lance Jurgeleit and his Brisbane workshop, and we join with Mario in applauding your efforts to keep this Baur on the road!! 

    And, again, Welcome to Baurspotting!


    *International Baur Registries:


    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    VIDEO: E30 Baur Drifting!

    Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner Ed poole for the link to this drifting video! Looks like fun!  ;)


    Thanks, Ed!  

    1984 Baur BMW 318i convertible - $2500 Chicago

    Thanks to Brandon Simonson for sending me this link to a Baur in the Chicago area.

    1984 Baur BMW 318i convertible - $2500

    1984 bmw 318 i 
    condition: good
    cylinders: 6 cylinders
    fuel: gas
    odometer: 96000
    paint color: silver
    size: compact
    title status: clean
    transmission: manual
    type: convertible
    Rare car 1984 Baur BMW 318i convertible 
    96k miles. Car runs very well no mechanical problems. Body needs a little work but is in good shape. No radio and soft top rear window is torn. Clean title $2500 firm


    Thank you, Brandon!