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.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Baurquest I: A Project Baur in PA

We had a nice ride from Gettysburg through the Michaux State Forest to visit Michael and Scott in Newville, PA:

Michael and Scott's project Baur in Newville, PA.  Scott is msbehmane36 in bimmerforums. This is Baur number 3583, and formerly looked like this:

When they bought it, it was a mess:  dents and dings everywhere, body kit in terrible shape,foor pan rust, etc.  So they decided to strip it down, and basically start over.  Lots of work remains to be done, as you can see, but they are well into the project.  We look forward to watching their progress on this restoration.

See the little cutouts in the valance above?  Michael plans to run his dual exhausts through there.

Scott's (msbehmane36) son, Michael, left, with my son Brian, on the right with two Baurs today in PA. Scott and Michael's project is on the left, my Baur on the right. We look forward to watching their project as it progresses.

Michael, Scott, and Tom

We had a great visit with Michael and Scott, stopping by for about an hour at the storage unit where they are keeping the project Baur.   As you can see from the pics, they have started woring on it, and they do have a long way to go.  Best Wishes for your work, and we hope to see from pics along the way.

Michael has now driven TWO Baurs (one more than me), since I let him take my car for a little spin.  Very nice  friendly folks, and we enjoyed our visit.  We are also indebted to them for providing us with the contact name (Hugh Freet) and phone number for the next stop in our Baurquest:  the Bullenstall Museum, in Mechanicsburg, PA.  Thanks, fellas!

Scott wasn't happy with the trunk in his wife's VW cabriolet. Neither was she. So he improved it! A sliding drawer trunk! Brilliantly done! This is one of the reasons that I love car guys!!  Creative problem-solving skills, with the mechanical talent to make it work!  Kudos, Scott!! 

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