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, October 6, 2013

Baur at Bavarian! October 6, 2013!

Today is the Bavarian Auto Sport Show and Shine in Portsmouth, NH.   We could not make it up there for this year's show, but we just received a phone pic ---- before the show even opens--- of a 2002 Baur parked in line waiting to enter!

Thanks to the 'keen' eye of Jeff Keener for this pic from early this morning!  Thank you, Jeff!  That would be the hood of Jeff's beige 2002 at the bottom of the pic.

Here is a pic of Jeff's 2002 at Lime Rock Park last September 2013:

Now here is the question of the day:  THE POOOLEMAN spotted a similar 2002 Targa 5 or 6 years ago at this very same show.  We have been searching for it ever since.   Can this be that same elusive Baur Targa?  Different license plates, but both are from NH.   Here are a couple of pics that Ed took back then:

Note the euro-style turn signals.

So, is this another example of...... a Small Baur World?

Stay tuned while we wait to learn more!

9:15am UPDATE:  BINGO!  We have a winner, folks!  Jeff has just sent another pic of the Baur Targa at Bav Auto this morning:
this pic was just taken this morning.

Here are two pics taken by THEPOOLEMAN back around 2007 at Bav Auto!  Can there be any doubt?  Same missing trim, same sticker in windshield!

Same Euro plate behind a different NH plate;  same Italian turn signals!


Baurspotter of the Week Award:  Jeff "Keen Eye' Keener!  Thank you, Jeff!  You made our day here at Baurspotting!


  1. I think we will be seeing Peter in Saratoga this coming weekend and can ask him then. if we can remember. 8-)

  2. Oh, the original color of Peter's baur is/similar to INKA. He showe'd me the hidden areas that didn't get hit w/ white.

  3. Thank you, Scott! That actually may serve to clear up a little confusion: Rodney (another Baur owner from NH) told me yesterday that he thought Peter's Baur was red, not white. Your comment may explain the apparent discrepancy! Thank you!

  4. Did Rodney make it he said he was going to attend

    1. No, he did not. We exchanged messages yesterday about this 2002 Baur Targa. He knows the owner, and was originally going to travel down with him, but that didn't work out.