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, April 24, 2015

Hot Off the Press! BMW E21 TC1 BAUR M20B23 2.3i In Ireland!

Thank you to Barry M. Foley for another link to a Baur for sale in Ireland!  This one will need a little welding, according to the seller, who also states that it it is a "good solid car".

This one is 'hot off the press'!  It was only posted two hours ago!

Incidentally, for anyone wondering about this..... a friend of Baurspotting, Matt S. down in the Philadelphia area, bought a TC2 RHD Baur in Ireland a couple of years ago and imported it back to the US.   He still has it.... so it CAN be done!












Make / ModelYear
BMW E21 Baur1982
TransmissionFuel TypeEngine Size
ManualPetrol2.3 litre
Body
2 Door Cabriolet45,000
Road TaxNCT Due
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BMW E21 TC1 BAUR
M20B23 2.3i
Engine, interior and roof in great condition.
Some welding required on sills and boot panel.
Good solid car.
Please call for details.
Open to offers.
May swap - modern or classic - WHY
Thanks for looking :-)
Price: € 3,500

PUBLISHER DETAILS




http://cars.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/bmw-e21-baur/9239113



Thanks again, Barry!


Thursday, April 23, 2015

OMG Department II! Turkis Cabrio Targa in the UK!

Barry M. Foley.  You have outdone yourself!  Thank you for the link!  Wow.  Just wow!

BMW 2002 BAUR CABRIOLET

TURKIS

OK.  Yikes is right!  You had me a "Turkis"!  ;)  

Is that just drop dead gorgeous, or what?  ;) 















OK, I admit it.  I love this car!  Don't you?  ;)







Contact the seller:
+44.(0)114.2399994
+44.(0)776.7864144
Email the seller
Item location:
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Year: 1971Metallic Paint: Yes
Manufacturer: BMWReg. Date: 12/07/1974
Model: 2002 CABRIOLETMileage: 54,000
Type: Sports/ConvertibleEngine Size: 1,990
Doors: 2Fuel: Petrol
Colour: Turquoise, TealDrive Side: Right-hand drive
£13,500.00 
Metallic TURKIS BLUE, # SUPERB CONDITION BMW BAUR 2002 CONVERTIBLE FINISHED IN BMW TURKIS BLUE METALLIC WITH CONTRASTING FULL CREAM LEATHER INTERIOR WITH MATCHING TONNEAU COVER. # THE CAR LOOKS AND DRIVES EXCEPTIONALY WELL WITH ORIGINAL MOTOLITA STEERING WHEEL, PERIOD 4 SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS AND 5 SPEED GEARBOX. THE CAR WAS TREATED TO A £7000 .RESTORATION IN THE LATE 90s AND HAS BEEN PROPERLY LOOKED AFTER BY ITS PREVIOUS OWNER.FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS. # THE CAR HAS AN EXTENSIVE HISTORY FILE ALONG WITH BILLS AND INVOICES FOR ALL MAINTENANCE WORK DATING BACK TO 1994 # THE CAR IS TAX EXEMPT AND.IS REGISTERED AS AN HISTORIC VEHICLE. # A VERY USABLE CAR TO ENJOY AND USE.PLEASE RING FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION.THANKS FOR LOOKING. # FULL DEALER FACILITIES AVAILABLE. ALL DEBIT, CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED., £13,500
Interested?
Call Us
0114 2399994
or
0776 7864144
or
Email Us
Visit us for a test drive
City Road Cars
482 City Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S2 1GD
Find out where we are
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-2002-BAUR-CABRIOLET-/251894817139?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3aa619e173



Wow.  :)  Thank you, Barry!  

Two E30 Baurs in Guatemala!



UPDATE 4/23/2015 9pm:  new pics from OR Marroquin!*  See below!  ;)

My apologies to my friend, OR Marroquin of Guatemala, who has sent me these pics of his TC2 Baur, and I haven't gotten them posted here until now.  Mea culpa.  Life is hectic, please forgive me!  ;)

OR Marroquin bought this as a not-running project: it needs engine work (bad rod bearings) and an interior, if I understand him correctly. Baurspotting applauds you for taking on this project, and hopefully saving this rare example, BTW, OR thinks that this is one of only 2 TC2 Baurs in Guatemala*! And he has sent us a pic of the OTHER one! I love this stuff! (See below!) Thank you, OR Marroquin!

I ran a couple of VIN decoders on this Baur. We may need some help from our Baur experts: it lists this car having an 'electric sunroof"....no mention of the code that usually appears in cars designated for Baur conversion from the factory. Any thought on this: Jeroen, Uwe, Ed Poole? :)

Vehicle information
VIN long WBAAA810107543859 Type code AA81 Type 323I (EUR) Dev. series E30 () Line 3 Body type LIM Steering LL Door count 2 Engine M20 Cubical capacity 2.30 Power 0 Transmision HECK Gearbox AUT Colour ALPINWEISS (146) Upholstery ANTHRAZIT (0150) Prod. date 1985-05-02 Order options No. Description 209 LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL (25%) 215 POWER STEERING,DEPENDING ON ENGINE SPEED 300 ZENTRALVERRIEGELUNG ELEKTRISCH 311 ELEKTRISCHER BEIFAHRERSPIEGEL 350 WAERMESCHUTZGLAS GRUEN, RUNDUM 401 SLIDING/VENT ROOF, ELECTRIC
410 WINDOW LIFTS, ELECTRIC AT FRONT

Here is anotherVIN decoding of the same car:
ata for vehicle identification number: 7543859 Type: 1181 Katalysator: ohne Screen: nein Steering: links Transmission: automatisch Series: E30/2 Market: Europa Model description: 323i Engine: M20 Chassis: 2-Türer 
Production date: 05/1985 


 The owner, OR Marroquin has offered these comments:

"Its funny cuz this ones seems an euro but someone imported to usa and due to regulations they put the bumpers out they reinforced the doors, put miles on the gauges, changed headlights, and they installed those ugly lights on the sides."

I think OR is correct on this.The VIN does make it a Euro model, and it looks like it was imported to Texas by the 'Belgian American Investments and Trade, Co." as shown on the labels (above and below). It appears that was "Federalized' in Texas, hence the bumpers and side lights.








Baur #42529

Thank you, OR Marroquin, for sending me these pics and the info.  We look forward to hearing more as your project moves forward!  Good luck!   We love it!  


Thank you also for sending this additional of another Guatemalan Baur!

We hope to learn more about this one also!  

Thank you again, OR Marroquin, and stay tuned!  We hope to hear from our Baur expert friends around the globe to answer some of the questions you have about the origin/history of your Baur!  :)

*  UPDATE new pics tonight!  ;)  OR Marroquin has done a little cleanup, and it looks like he had a helper1  Great job!  ;)











Thank you, OR Marroquin!  This Baur cleans up nice!  Kudos!  ;)