EXCITING NEWS: BEAUFORT BAUR HAS BEEN PURCHASED BY VINTAGE MOTORSPORTS GROUP!
Check it out here:
Here is the ad:
"1978 BMW 323i Baur Convertible – was for sale in True Gear Head: $3500 Rare European-only gray market e21 BMW 3 series Baur conversion. White w/blue interior, 5 speed (non sport), Stahl header, Recaro seats, Alpina gauge cluster, Alpina steering wheel, Alpina Shift Knob, New DieHard Battery, Runs strong, daily driver or ready to restore. NO structural rust (towers, jack points, etc) Just a few spots. Located near downtown Beaufort. "
I have posted this in the sidebar of my blog since about February. I contacted the folks at True Gear Head about the ad, but they had no info on it. We had a rumor that it may have gone to Georgia, but we could never pin that down.
Today, as you may have read in the "Wanted: Crushed or Alive" bimmerforums thread, I received an email from Eric B. in California, who is the guy who bought the car from Beaufort. It currently resides in his shop, and, if I understood his email correctly, he owns ANOTHER Baur also! (See pic above.)
I have responded to Eric's email, and I hope to have more info from him to report: car details, Baur plate number, how he learned about us, etc.
This did give me a chuckle this morning, btw, when I was thinking..... who was the more surprised.... Eric when he saw his car posted with this headline:
"The Baurhunter: Have you seen this Baur? Beaufort, SC", complete with a picture of his car.....
.... or me, when I received his email stating he's the owner of the famous Beaufort Baur!!
So stay tuned. More to come.