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, November 14, 2011

The First Baur: A Restoration Project Pictorial, Part III

Welcome to Part III!

We are finally going to see the extent to which Andreas went to restore this very special Baur #000001.  You will recall in Part II we saw the sad condition the car was in when he purchased it.  Recognizing that this is indeed an historic vehicle, it appears that Andreas took his restoration work very seriously.

Stunning work.  The pictures speak for themselves.  You can also see the volume of new parts that will be installed as part of the restoration process. 

Coming Attractions:  Part IV, The Debut of the First Baur
Here is a pic of the Baur's appearance shortly before the restoration process was completed.  You can see the rear window still needs to be replaced, and the fuel filler door is not installed.  I think you will agree that it is coming along nicely, however!

Still to come:  The Debut of the restored Baur #000001; the reunion of Baur #000001 with one of the Baur employees who helped build it; the Reunion of Baur #000001 with the Final TC1 Baur #004595;  and the man who now owns both Baurs, and was responsible for this beautiful restoration. 

Stay Tuned!


  1. Hey guys iam from California,and I have 3 Baur,s one e30 / 318 1984 / e21. 316 1979. /E21 323 1979 I can pull all the numbers if needed to help find all us baurs ,Curtis

  2. Hi Curtis!

    W eare definitely interested in any information you can share with us to help our efforts to locate ALL the US Baurs! Thank you for responding!
    You can send it to my email if you wish. Also please join us in the E21 bimmerforums. We have a number of Baur threads in there, but this is the main one. Please check it out and join us!

    I am 'tomscat1' in that thread.


    Welcome aboard to you and to all THREE(!) of your Baurs!! Wow.