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, July 16, 2012

Vintage at Saratoga III: Z1 Disappearing Door Video

This very rare Z1 from Lyme, Vermont is the only one I have seen first hand.  So, naturally, I wanted to see how the doors work.  The owner and his wife, sitting just out of the picture, very graciously granted my request, and I am pleased to share it with all of you. 

Why have I included it in Baurspotting?   I was hoping you would ask that question.  :)

It appears that the space frame and final assembly of the Z1 were done by Baur!
1988 - 1991Production and final assembly of the space frame of the BMW Z1



video
Click to see how the door operates.



Imprint on the hood of the Z!

Brian talking business with a fellow architect.  The owner of the Z1 is seated in the white t-shirt.

Z1 owners husband white t-shirt (l) and his wife (dark glasses).  (I apologize for being so terrible with names.)  We had a very enjoyable chat with them while admiring their car.  I tried to convince him to start a Z1-spotting blog in his 'spare time', but.... I don't think I succeeded.  All in good fun!  Nice folks.

More on the Z1, including pics and a video:
http://ca.autoblog.com/2011/10/07/1989-bmw-z1-w-video-quick-spin-review/




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