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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

1981 323i Baur in Germany

Thanks to our friend, and alert Baurspotter, Craig S. for posting this link to a Baur for sale in Germany!
5,000 EUR



Square headlights and all!










Cabriolet / Roadster, Used vehicle 

FR 08/1981
236,556 km
Petrol 
105 kW (143 PS)
Manual gearbox



http://suchen.mobile.de/auto-inserat/bmw-323-i-hamburg/194019551.html?lang=en&pageNumber=1&__lp=1&scopeId=C&sortOption.sortBy=searchNetGrossPrice&makeModelVariant1.makeId=3500&makeModelVariant1.modelId=11&makeModelVariant1.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant2.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant3.searchInFreetext=false&minFirstRegistrationDate=1980-01-01&maxFirstRegistrationDate=1985-12-31&maxPrice=6000&ambitCountry=DE&damageUnrepaired=ALSO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&export=ALSO_EXPORT&noec=1

Thank you, Craig!  ;)  








Thursday, December 18, 2014

VIDEO! Paul Bracq, BMW Chief of Design 1970-74




Thanks to Craig S. for posting the link to this great video featuring Paul Bracq himself, Car Designer Extraordinaire!  Enjoy!

Here are two of more famous designs:
The Mercedes W115.  Until recently, I owned an identical model, a  white 1975 300D.  What a great car!














The famous BMW Turbo concept, which gave rise to only supercar that BMW ever built:  the M1!  Lest we forget, the M1 was completed by Baur under BMW supervision, when Lamborghini was unable to fulfill its contract to build it.


The article which includes this Paul Bracq video appeared in Carbuzz:
http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2014/12/17/Meet-Paul-Barcq-Designer-of-Original-3-Series-5-Series-and-BMW-s-First-Concept-7724308/

Who is Paul Bracq?
http://www.idcenter.co.jp/en/bracq/paul.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bracq



We have featured the M1 in Baurspotting many times before.  Like this one:
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2012/08/driving-bmw-m1.html

And here is our friend Paul S. driving one at Munich Evolution:
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2013/09/paul-s-drives-m1-by-baur.html

Search M1 in the Baurspotting sidebar to see a bunch more, including a bunch in the US.

Thank you, Craig!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rockin' the Cas-Baur in December in New England!






































"Rockin' the Cas-Baur"!  December 17, 2014, top down cruisin' in New England!  ;)  The temperature got up to about 52 F today so.... you know what THAT means!  

Winter be damned.....  off comes the top!  ;)

Monday, December 15, 2014

1982 E21 BMW 323i BAUR: $29,000 WOODLAND HILLS, CA!

1982 E21 BMW 323i BAUR ONE OF A KIND - $29000 WOODLAND HILLS, CA


Yes, you read that right:  $29,000 for a built E21!  I have known about this Baur for a couple of years now, but, at the owner's request, I have kept it under wraps.  He sold the car a few month ago, and now the present owner has put it on the market.


N.B.  THIS CAR IS SCARY FAST.

Trust me on that.  ;) 

 Baurspotting has lots of pics of this car from my correspondence with the previous owner.  Stay tuned!  ;)
Baur plate number 3374, one of only 3 US Spec (from the factory) Baurs officially imported to the US by BMW.  This is a special car.  
Check Column B down near the bottom.  You will see "73374".  That is this car.  It was imported by Th. Walczuk of Santa Monica.  Baurspotting is trying to contact them about this car.  ;)

This is the engine that is in this Baur.


Yes, that is a turbo in there.   I told you it was fast!   ;)










"If you are looking for a CLASSIC, RARE, FAST one of a kind BMW look no further. Over here I have for sale my 1982 BMW 323i BAUR. This car is built head to toe, and it's built RIGHT. No cheap ends, everything that has been changed or upgraded were put new. The car has been pampered ever since. Maturely driven, garage queen. Only has 2,500 Miles after the build.
Car just recently got Smoged and Registered.

Work that's been done.

Castros Motorsport
Garrett GT30/76R V-Banded Dual Ball Bearing Turbo
New Custom Aftercooler
Custom Intercooler Piping
Custom Heat Exchanger
New Electric Water Pump
New Turbo feed lines and Fittings
New Custom Oil cooler Lines and Fittings
Custom Turbo Down Pipe
New Tail Wastegate
New Tial Blow Off Valve
Full Custom Stainless Steel Exhaust
New custom Radiator
Tuning From Churches
New radiator hose
New Performance Spark Plug Wires
Electric Fan
New Fuel Pump
New Drive Belts
New Big Break Kit
New Performance Diff Mounts
New Poly Training Arm Bushings
New Front Strut Bearing Mount
Lower Suspension Brace
New Subframe Bushing inserts
New rear strut Mounts
New Sway Bar Bushing
New Front Control Arms
New Custom Coolant Expansion Tank
New Performance Clutch
Full Set of Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
New ARP Head Bold Set
New MLS Head Gasket
New Tie Rods
AFR Gauges
New Rear Poly Sway Bar Links
And More.

Engine Specs
M20 2.7 ETA Bottom End with Ireland Engineering Crank Scraper
Port and Polished Head with a 274 Cam 
Polished OE Rockers

Exterior 
Brand new Paint Job
Original 316 Grilles and Headlights
Original BBS Front Bumper
Original Alpina Wheels
Original Alpina Trunk Spoiler

Interior
Alpina Steering Wheel
Alpina Cluster
Sport Seats

Car has 98k Miles.
No LOWBALLERS.
No Trades.
No Joy Rides.
The only way you can test drive the car is if you have proof of a valid Drivers License, Full Coverage, and Cash in hand.
Will not take any payments other then Wire transfer, Money Order, Cash, or Cashiers check.
I am in NO RUSH to sell the car, but I can negotiate. 
I'm sorry for the poor quality of pictures, I will put up better pictures shorty. 
Thank you "


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/4796536373.html

Good luck with the sale!  


Sunday, December 14, 2014

1982 323i in Belgium!

Thanks to Nick V. for posting this TC1 Baur in Facebook today!  It is located in Belgium.






€ 3.000,-


Onderhandelbaar

Particulier

Tel.: +32 (0)474 - 51.58.64
B 2460 kasterlee
http://nl.ww3.autoscout24.be/classified/257095360

Thanks, Nick!



South African-Built Baur For Sale in Australia!

This is one of the 8 Baurs that we found for sale on Gumtree Australia this morning, but we thought that it merits its own post.

There 10,865 E30 TC2 Baurs built at Stuttgart.  what a lot of folks may not know is that there were an additional 3,000 TC2 Baurs built in South Africa, under license to Baur.  They are slightly different from those built in Stuttgart:  all are RHD, no Baur number plate,  the Baur top frame is painted body color (Stuttgart examples are painted black), and a different level of trim, among other things.

The car featured below is a good example of the South African-built Baurs:

1985 BMW 3 Convertible

$9,000.00 Negotiable

Rare BMW 323i Cabriolet in 'Lapis Blau' silver/green paintwork and navy blue leather interior. Not a 'Baur' Cabrio but a rarer South African-built car with all the luxury trim and features missing from the German cars. 
Still in concourse condition, the car regularly wins its class at WA club show'n'shines. It runs 15" German Remotec mags with Jamex springs and Bilstein Sports Dampers for great handling. The engine has been chipped for greater power and economy and runs a sports exhaust. 
The car has been in our family for over twenty years and has been meticulously maintained and serviced by specialist BMW tuners throughout. We are only selling because we are downsizing and don't need two vehicles any more. 
Additional features include a Cyclops central locking and alarm system and a Pioneer CD sound system.




Note the color of the Baur top frame:  it matches the body color, unlike the Baurs built in Stuttgart.  As I understand it, the reason for this is the following:  in Germany, the bodies were already painted before the Baur top was installed by Baur;  In South Africa, the Baur roof was installed, and then the entire car was painted.  :)





























This is a very cool car, although I think the seller is mistaken on the color.  "Lapisblau' is a very dark blue;  my Baur (at the top of this page) is Lapisblau.  I think this one may be "Lachsilber', or something similar, although I am not sure of the spelling.


http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/south-perth/cars-vans-utes/1985-bmw-3-convertible/1059925935

Date Listed:
 
21/10/2014
Last Edited:
 
21/10/2014
Listing Type:
 
Private seller
Make:
 
BMW
Model:
 
3
Body Type:
 
Convertible
Year:
 
1985
Kilometres:
 
238000
Transmission:
 
Manual
Drive Train:
 
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type:
 
Petrol - Leaded
Colour:
 
Other
Air Conditioning:
 
Yes
Registered:
 
Yes
Registration Number:
 
7ET 011
Registration Expiry:
 
17 days - 31/12/2014
Variant:
 
23i

Eight (8!!) Baurs For Sale on Gumtree Australia!

That's right1   This is NOT a MISPRINT!  :)  There are 8 Baurs for sale..... with examples to suit almost everyone's taste:  an '02 Cabrio Targa, an E21 and several E30s!

1975 BMW 2002 Baur Cabriolet

$19,950.00
We know this Baur, and we have posted it here previously:  it belongs to Alvin C.  





A genuine RHD BMW 2002 Baur Cabriolet - in Golf Yellow with air-conditioning which works, new convertible roof sourced at great expense from Germany earlier this year. This vehicle is in good condition - paintwork still looks great. Comes with aftermarket Recaro front seats as well as the original BMW seats. 
This is as rare as they come - only 94 made in RHD. 4 speed manual, 2.0 litre M10 Carburetted engine. 
Car will come with steel wheels. 
Genuine enquiries only please. By email in first instance please. 
Car is currently on SA historic rego which is non-transferable.
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/teringie/cars-vans-utes/1975-bmw-2002-baur-cabriolet/1060769932



BMW 1986 CABRIOLET BAUR AUTO  $3000
6 cylinder 325i Silver P/Steering soft top, folds down and top panel fits 
into boot. Roof has new seal, brake o/haul, brand new tyres not been 
on the road, has suface rust on leading edge of bonnet. 
Has been garaged since 08. Need my garage back not registered but 
can be. $3000- Mob ******7273 + click to reveal  Home 0885565377



http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/adelaide-region/cars-vans-utes/bmw-1986-convertable/1062911388



1985 BMW Other bauer Convertible cabrolet great driveway appeal

$5,700.00 Negotiable

BMW 325e 1986 Cabriolet has 
a powerful 2.7 litre engine. . 
a baur convertible. 
new Matador red paint 
new tyres 
CD, USB player 
good interior (dash has a few cracks but has dash mat) 
good top and rear window 
registered

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mount-barker/cars-vans-utes/1985-bmw-other-bauer-convertible-cabrolet-great-driveway-appeal/1064003366



1982 BMW E21 323i Baur Convertible 

$2,500.00

We posted this one in Baurspotting the other day.  We include it here to show that there are a variety of Baurs for sale in Australia:  '02s, E21s and E30s!




Re listed due to time wasters.

Bought off an elderly couple who had owned the car since almost new.
Car has been off the road for 6 months however is still in great mechanical condition.
The previous owners also had the roof replaced under 2 years ago for $2000.
The roof is in great condition and there is only slight signs of wear on the inside, NO LEAKS!

The good:
Mechanically perfect
Recently restored roof
Genuine factory BBS wheels with spare
All owners manuals and books present
Never been abused/thrashed
1982 makes it the very last/best of the E21's

The bad:
Clear coat on the bonnet and boot is average
Tiny amounts of rust in the sill and boot, will send photos to those who are genuinely interested.
Not registered

Tried to be as descriptive as possible but for any other questions please call Andy on ******3099 + click to reveal .

Cheers
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/moriac/cars-vans-utes/1982-bmw-e21-323i-baur-convertible-/1062565072



Enjoy!   There are 4 more Baurs listed on the page linked below!  Check them out also!

Here is the link to the whole page of listings:
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-cars-vans-utes/baur/k0c18320