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.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Baurs in Museum Collections: Voll Cabrio Baur at the Brazzeltag - Speyer Technik Museum

You may have seen out earlier post when we announced that an E30 TC2 Baur had been added to the the LeMay Family Collection Museum in Takoma, WA last fall.  We have discovered another Baur as part of a Museum collection!  This time it is the fantastic Brazzeltag - Speyer Technik Museum (part of the famous Sinsheim Museum).  Have you heard of this place?  Well, fasten your seat belts, folks!  This is a private collection that DWARFS  the Smithsonian!

Here is the BMW Voll Cabrio by Baur that suddenly popped up (much to my surprise!) in the midst of the collection!

If you haven't seen this Museum, or you haven't seen the pics of the displays of this museum, you are in for a treat! I had never heard of it until my friend, John B. out in Arkansas, posted a pic of a Lamborghini tractor that he had seen there long ago.  Yeah, you read that right:  Lamborghini started out as a tractor company!  Who knew?  :)
Here is the tractor that John found.  

Anyway, that pic gave me an opportunity to explore the Sinsheim Museum for the first time.... and what an incredible place it is!  Thank you, John B.!

I stumbled across it again this weekend, due to a reference to "Brutus', apparently a 1918 race car with a 12 cylinder BMW aircraft engine in it.  Lordy, you know I had to have a look at that!  Well one thing led to another, and the next thing you know I am once again perusing the unbelievable collection of machines, this time at the Brazzeltag - Speyer Technik Museum (which is a branch of the Sinsheim Museum), situated between Frankfurt and Stuttgart.


This event was held a week ago, and the pics that follow were taken then by Dackalone from the F30 forum.    This was his comment, introducing the pics:  
"For those of you who don't know... Speyer is home of the Sinsheim Technik Museum. They actually have a larger museum 20 minutes up the Autobahn in in Sinsheim. Think of the Speyer/Sinsheim Technik Museum's as a private version of the Smithsonian - and you will start to get the idea of how big these places are. Trains, planes, cars, rockets, Russian space shuttle... you name it - IT is here at these two museums! "

You simply will not believe the collection of machines in this place:  trains, planes (including not one but TWO supersonic aircraft!.... mounted on the roof!), boats, U-boats, tanks, trucks, tractors, a Space Shuttle (!).  Let me say that again.  A freakin' Space Shuttle!  You name a machine...this museum probably has it.  Here are a few of Dackalone's pics, but please go to the links at the end to REALLY have your mind blown!  



Doppelganger of The Bean?  ;)

Lordy!  ;)

Mercedes, folks.  Wow.  :)



BMW Voll Cabrio by Baur!

This place is Bucket List material!  Much, much more at the links below!  I have barely scratched the surface here.  Check them out!

Thanks again, John B., and thanks to Dackalone for posting the pics!



Car & Technology MUSEUM SINSHEIM

Welcome to the Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM, Germany. We are inviting you to view more than 3,000 exhibits from all areas of technical history on more than 30,000 sqm of indoor space and in our open air ground. The exhibitions include a genuine CONCORDE from Air France and the Russian Tupolev TU-144, more than 300 classic cars, 200 motorcycles, 40 racing cars, the largest permament formula-1 exhibition in Europe, 60 airplanes, 20 locomotives, and much more.


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