Today I removed the front bumper from the 323i Baur, in preparation for reattaching the Euro bumpers. As you can see in the pic above, the old 'diving board' US Spec bumper is off! It resisted coming off easily because I believe it took a minor hit at some point prior to my ownership. I can see where it was a little out of alignment, and wouldn't come straight out. I had to separate the bumper shocks from the bumper and remove them separately.
But.... They are HISTORY at last! And the Euro bumper is almost ready to go on. The Euro bumper is missing the rubber strip for now. I may have to order that from Germany if the local dealer can't get one.