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, March 28, 2015

Colombia Project: 1972 2002 Cabrio Targa by Baur

This is the third of three posts related to our new found friend in Colombia, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Ortega.  In the first two posts we shared some of the pics that Juan took at the OKFest 2010 in Colombia;   a beautiful --- and uber-rare----- Golf Yellow 2002 Voll Cabrio*, and a BMW M1** super car.

This brings us to our third installment in the series:  Juan's 1972 2002 Cabrio Targa by Baur project!  It is because of this car that we first met Juan a couple of days ago.  Juan made an inquiry in Facebook about a Baur badge that he was seeking for his Cabrio Targa.  Cabrio Targa in Colombia!  Whoa!  ;)  As you can imagine, that got my attention immediately!

This is the Baur badge he was seeking:  we have seen them on the lower quarter panels of some Cabrio Targas.

One thing led to another, and I am now pleased to be able to share pics of Juan's work-in-progress:  1972 BMW Cabrio Targa in Colombia!
As you can see, this Cabrio Targa is a project.  We applaud Juan for taking this project on, to preserve another of these very rare Baurs!   It certainly looks like it will need a lot of work!  Kudos and thank you, Juan!  ;)

Juan tells us that these pics are from 2010, and, for various reasons, the project has been on hold for a few years.  We understand completely!  
And Baurspotting hereby pledges our support to Juan in this endeavor.  We have a global network of Baur friends who I am sure feel the same way that I do, and are eager to lend their help to see this project completed.  You have friends out here, Juan!  :)

This project has a long way to go, as you can see.  We look forward to future updates on this baud from Juan, whenever he is able to resume working on it.  Kudos to you, Juan, and please don't hesitate to ask us for help!  

*1971 BMW 2002 Voll Cabrio by Baur

**BMW M1 by Baur in Colombia

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