The purpose of this blog is to provide a resource that may be helpful to BMW Baur owners anywhere, but especially those in the United States. I hope to locate and identify all the Baurs that exist in the US, with your help (Team Baur, as Clio320i has dubbed us), and to provide a resource for information, camaraderie, chat, technical assistance, parts locating, etc. My primary interest is in the BMW Baur TC1 (E21 1975-83), but, if there is time and interest, I may expand to include any other Baurs, including non-BMW Baurs in the US.
If you are not sure what a Baur is, check out the Link in the sidebar: Karosserie Baur. It is a Wikipedia link that will give you an overview. Also check out The Motor Forum: Baur, A Potted History. It has some great pictures depicting many great Baur examples.
The idea for this blog originated with a thread in Bimmerforums in December 2010 that was initiated by Jeroen Janssen of The Netherlands in response to my curiosity about how many Baurs exist in the US. Jeroen is perhaps THE foremost Baur specialist on the planet, and has been a tremendous resource for this blog. Thank you, Jeroen!
Please peruse the other Links in the sidebar, particularly the International Baur Registry (translation available at the top of the page). Again, kudos to Jeroen for providing so much information. There are also a number of Resources listed in the sidebar that may be of some value to BMW E21 and Baur owners.
This is what started it all:
From bimmerforums December 2010:
- Baurs For Sale
- Random Baur Musings, Anecdotes, Humor and Limericks
- BMW Advertisements
- The Baurhunter: Wanted... Crushed Or Alive!
- NEW!! Non-BMW Baur or Baur-Type Top Cabriolets
- NEW: Baur Restoration Projects
- NEW: Gallery of 1600/2002 Baur Cabrios and Targas
- NEW!! 1973 2002 Project Journal
- Baur Parts: Wanted/For Sale