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, October 11, 2019

Paul Wegweiser at Maximillian Importing Company! Call him, GDI! ;)

Credit Where Due Department: I want to give a shout out to my friend Paul Wegweiser at Maximillian Importing Company! I have my 1982 323i Baur in the shop for some extensive, and overdue, front end work (that I didn't want to do myself at 70 years old, btw). The shop was unable to locate a steering rack that I need, and they asked if I could find one. I said "OK, I'VE GOTTA GUY"! .... and that guy is Paul Wegweiser, folks. 


Ben Thongsai and Paul Wegweiser changing Paul's head gasket in the hotel parking lot in the middle of the night at the Vintage circa 2011, with lighting provided by flashlights!  This is the stuff of Legend. ;)

Yes, Paul came through with the steering rack I needed. OF COURSE HE DID! Call him, GDI!  

Paul is THE GUY that you want to talk to, believe me!
  
1-412-585-2067. Thank you, Paul!

https://www.bmwmobiletradition-online.com/

Monday, September 23, 2019

Vanik's 1980 BMW E21 323i BAUR 6 CYL For Sale in California - $4300

1980 BMW E21 323i BAUR 6 CYL - $4300

Our friend and fellow Baur owner, Vanik B., out in California has put this Baur up for sale.  He has done some beautiful work on a number of Baurs at his shop, Bavaria Auto Repair in Sun Valley, CA over the past few years.  So give him a call!  

Baur #1518





















"I Have 1980 bmw e21 323i BAUR
need restoration engine is Running good 5 speed
original color was RED
some rust repair done
I have rear seats need front seats
have rear quartet panel cover
coms with LIEN sale PAPER
for more info call me"

(818) 517-5930

1980 BMW 323I BAUR
VIN: WBA18310007211396
cylinders: 6 cylinders
fuel: gas
title status: lien
transmission: manual
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/d/sun-valley-1980-bmw-e21-323i-baur-6cyl/6984506921.html



Good luck with your sale, Vanik! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Colchester Green Cruise 2019 Finale

Weatherwise, at least,  2019 has been a tough year for the Colchester Green Car Show. They have had to postpone or even cancel several of their monthly shows due to the inclement weather. Not so tonight, however:  a beautiful quasi-fall day with a decent turnout for the season finale!  Even Channel 3 Hartford was on The Green tonight! 

Channel 3 Hartford was on the scene.



I told them I was gonna make them famous... by putting them on my blog!  ;)

Hot Rods. 
Pontiac

For Rob Siegel.

Cadillac Convertible

1964 Chevy

Part of the German contingent.

Another German representative.

Historic Bacon Academy is hidden by the trees at the left.
For the history buffs in the crowd:  here is what that scene looked like in 1803.



You don't see one of these very often!  A blown Pinto dragster! 

Yikes!  ;)


Buick Skylark convertible.

Yet another German rep!

OK, everybody knows I have a soft spot for Road Runners, especially blue ones!  Awesome!

One of two Corvairs on the field tonight!  The other was a Monza! 

The Baurspotting Baur in the middle.  ;)

One of these cars is the real deal. Only one.  The other is a .... kit car.  ;)

Kit car on the left.  OK, it's cool.  But the REAL thing (AC Cobra) would be worth about a million bucks! 

1955 Dodge Truck!  Very close resemblance to my old 1953 Dodge from my high school days in the late 1960s.







Another German entry.  A cousin of the VW.  I think they call it a Porsche.  ;)


Trucks are popular at the Colchester Show!


Channel 3 again! 

Chrome and fins era. 

Studebaker convertible.  Wow! 

1961 Chevy Convertible

A Trophy Winner.

Another Road Runner. 

Mercury Cougar.