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.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Found! BMW 1502 Lumma Conversion!

Big news tonight, folks.  Remember this car?


This is a 1976 BMW 1502 Lumma Conversion Convertible.   VIN 4197640.  You may recall that it was seen in Washington DC, and posted in BMW 2002 FAQ on 8/14/2011.  It was originally from mye28.com, apparently.
http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,viewtopic/t,361733/highlight,lumma/

Rather a sad-looking example of an extremely rare car, isn't it?  But..... how many Lummas are there in the world?  

Here is a link to our original post on this car:
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2011/10/1976-bmw-1502-lumma-conversion.html

You will note that at the end of the post, we have a new comment that appeared this afternoon:
I have just restored my extremely rare 1976 BMW 1502 convertible. It looks like a completely different car from the one I purchased in June. Beautiful! New Granada Red paint, new black convertible top, new grill-left and right side, new center grill, replaced bumpers, door moldings-black and stainless, belt molding, new hood, new trunk, new trunk floor and spare tire well, replaced wheel wells, all seams sealed, all rust removed, new fuse box, new front end, replaced shock towers, rear struts, replaced rear tail lights with excellent used tail lights. Re-wired tail and plate lights. I have a lot of money into it, but am not sure what it is worth. Any ideas? I cannot find a comparable car listed anywhere.

Found!  I have been in touch with the owner, Jerry R., and he confirms that he purchased this very same Lumma conversion last June.  He is restoring it, as you can see, and it is currently residing in Massachusetts!  We look forward to hearing more about this car, and we hope to see it at some future events in the greater Boston area!  Congrats to Jerry R., and welcome!

Baurspotting is working on finding out more info on the Lumma convertibles here in the US.  They appear to be very rare indeed!

Stay tuned!


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