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.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Harry's Baur #2569

Well, folks, it is now June... a time when a Baur owner's fancy turns to.... well, nothing could sum it up better than this pic.  It was posted in Facebook about an hour ago by our friend and fellow Baur owner, Harry B.  The caption is that supplied by Harry himself:
"Nothing like a cup of good coffee and a coastal drive at 6:30 AM to start Sunday off on the right foot. — at Malecón De Naguabo."  Harry B. June 2, 2013.

As long as we are on the subject of Harry and his Baur, I thought this might be as good a moment as any to honor Harry with a post about his Baur.  So, here are a few more pics that we have had in our files for a while.  Harry has been planning a refresh of his Baur, including a possible engine swap and a perhaps a paint job, but i am not sure where he is in that process at the moment.  Perhaps Harry can fill us in when he gets a chance.  I will update this post to reflect any new info.  You may recall that Harry was Baurspotting's "Our Man at the Vintage" in 2012, and also posted a ton of pics from the Vintage 2013 that we featured here.   Links to those are at the end of this post.  Thanks again, Harry!  

Harry and I have never actually met, but we have established a bond of friendship over the past several years in our correspondence through the various BMW forums, Baurspotting and some common interests:  our shared love of cars, (especialy BMW and Baurs), our families, and, of course, bacon!  I look forward to meeting him in person one of these days!  

This one's for you, Harry!

Puerto Rico  Owner:  HarryPR

From The International Baur Registry

HarryPR in his own words:
HarryPR's 1981 BMW 3-Series

Here's my latest toy, a 1981 BMW 320/6 Baur TC1. I bought this car in Lawrenceville, GA and keep it in Atlanta for use when I go there. It is basically stock, with a 2.0 liter carbureted M20 engine and five speed transmission. The wheels are 13" x 6" BMW Motorsport wheels, which were optional on E21's.
Its original color was Kastanienrot, but was painted Alpineweiss by a previous owner. My plans are to fix all the mechanical issues, enjoy it for a while, and then decide whether I want to restore it to its original color. ------Harry B.

HarryPR's 1981 BMW 3-Series

Harry PR's Baur at Octoberfest 2009
Harry's "Smoky the Baur" video:

                      Harry and his wife arrive in style!  Love this pic!
 HarryPR at Vintage at the Vineyard 2009 (3 pics above).

UPDATE 8/10/2013:  Thanks to Sully32 of bimmerforums, we have some new pics of Harry and his Baur at V@V 2009!   ... appropriately enough.... right on Harry's Birthday!  Have a great day, my friend!

And there is The Man himself!

Once again, HarryPR, in his own words:

The Caribbean Baur!

Well, the Baur finally arrived in Puerto Rico on 5/26/11. I drove it from Deltona to Jacksonville, FL, where it was loaded on a barge and shipped to the island.

After paying freight ($1100.00) and excise taxes ($800.00) on the day after the car arrived, I took a drive across the island and back on Sunday May 29 to the Exotic Car Show in the town of Anasco. People there  liked the car and asked many questions about it, since it is now the only known E21 Baur in the island.

Here's the obligatory pic of the car at the show:
From harry's blog:  http://classicbimmer.blogspot.com/search?q=baur

Harry buys his Baur.... 2008!

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