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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

VIDEO! Paul Bracq, BMW Chief of Design 1970-74

Thanks to Craig S. for posting the link to this great video featuring Paul Bracq himself, Car Designer Extraordinaire!  Enjoy!

Here are two of more famous designs:
The Mercedes W115.  Until recently, I owned an identical model, a  white 1975 300D.  What a great car!

The famous BMW Turbo concept, which gave rise to only supercar that BMW ever built:  the M1!  Lest we forget, the M1 was completed by Baur under BMW supervision, when Lamborghini was unable to fulfill its contract to build it.

The article which includes this Paul Bracq video appeared in Carbuzz:

Who is Paul Bracq?


We have featured the M1 in Baurspotting many times before.  Like this one:

And here is our friend Paul S. driving one at Munich Evolution:

Search M1 in the Baurspotting sidebar to see a bunch more, including a bunch in the US.

Thank you, Craig!

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