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.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bobby Rahal's Batmobile Restored by Our Friend Ron Perry

If you don't do anything else tonight, do yourself a favor and click on this link.  Ron Perry is a friend of Baurspotting, having briefly owned the famous Beaufort Baur.

http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2012/02/vintage-motorsports-buys-beaufort-baur.html

He restored an E9 Batmobile for famous Indy Champion Bobby Rahal, and Bimmer Magazine does a feature on it this month.  We congratulate Ron on his stunning achievement.... wait til you see it!  Brilliant!

http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2012/09/bobby-rahal-bmws-and-baurspotting.html

Congrats, Ron!

Without further ado...... here it is!



A Batmobile for Bobby

One of the legendary—and rare—3.2-liter “Batmobile” CSLs was recently delivered to a racing legend in his own right, Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, who let us drive it before he’d taken the helm himself. Fortunately, we brought it back in one piece…and now

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It isn’t every day that you get to drive a CSL, much less a genuine “Batmobile,” but here I am, ready to drive one of just 110 such cars built by BMW Motorsport GmbH in 1973 with a 3.2-liter engine and a raft of aerodynamic appendages stashed in the trunk. A homologation special, this CSL was a street-legal race car built to do battle against an army of Porsches at Le Mans and the N├╝rburgring
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............................ now go get the rest of the article!

http://www.bimmer-mag.com/issues/112/articles/a-batmobile-for-bobby?page=2#.UNzY3eQ0WSo

1 comment:

  1. Tom,

    Thank you for your support. I really appreciate it.

    Best,
    Ron

    ReplyDelete