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, November 30, 2013

Baur Cabrio Restoration in Norway

Wow, huh?  :)

This is Terje Pettersen's 1600 Cabrio Project: Norway

"1600 cab in for some serious rust repair. It has been welded on earlier, but it is a crappy job so everything on left side has to go inner and outer sill and cab reinforcment rear fender and outer wheel housing and trunk floor.

it is also going to be resprayed in its original colour "condor" and all new upholstery."

Here is why Baurspotting loves this project:

Terje Pettersen no. i am just helping a friend  baur only made 1680 wollcab versions and as far as i know only 3 in Norway so it is pretty rare. 

And here is Paul Wegweiser's response to Terje's comment, which is one of the reasons that we love Paul here at Baurspotting: 
Paul Wegweiser A *real* 1600 cab is a real 1600 cab. It's not about money, I suspect... it's about preservation. I totally respect that. 

Here are the other pics that Terje has posted so far:

Here is a pic of my friend Dirk's 2002 Cabrio by Baur in Condor Yellow, which is the color Terje intends to finish his project in.  This pic was taken in Florida, and gives you an idea what the car in the pic above will eventually look like.

One thing always seems to lead to another, and sure enough it has happened here.  We just heard from Espen Alms, the following quote in the same Facebook thread:

Espen Alm I havent started my restoration yet, but I am soon going to do the same job on 1600cab nr #39. Interesting to see how you do Things. I have bought all new parts from BMW exept from the rear panels. I recomend using a jig before you do any more cutting.

So we learn of another Baur Cabrio restoration!   Woo hoo!

I sent the following message to Espen:
Espen, please post some pics. Baurspotting is always interested to learn of Baur cabrios being restored! Kudos!

This is all we know about Espen, for now.   We do know that Espen is a Norwegian name, so perhaps he is in Norway also.  We shall see.  We do not know anything further about his car or his location.  But we DO know that he has a Baur 1600 Voll Cabrio, and that is all we need to be interested and supportive of the work he is doing!  

We look forward to hearing more about these projects from both Terje and Espen!

Stay tuned!

UPDATE:  here is a link to some pics of Espen's Baur restoration project!


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