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, June 29, 2015

Vintage BMW Photo Contest Winner Features Scott P's TC2 Baur!

Vintage BMW, the official magazine of the BMW Vintage, has published their Photo Contest Winners for 2015!  The link to all of the winners is listed below,  but we wanted to feature one of the winners that includes a Baur!

As you can see on the link there are winners in a variety of categories.  The category that we are interested in is called:  "Capture the Event".

Baur owner Scott Porter informs us that this is his Baur that forms the frame of this award-winning pic!  Congratulations to Dennis Brennan, the photographer, and to Baur Owner Scott Porter!

Here is another pic of Scott's Baur at the Vintage 2015!  Beautiful, Scott!

You can see all the categories and the winning photos here:

1982 323i Baur Near Johannesburg, SA.... Small Baur World! ;)

I received an email with pics today from Ashley C. of Johannesburg, South Africa.  And guess what?  Small Baur World Strikes Again!

 When I went to save Ashley's pics in my files, look what I discovered already filed!  These pics were filed under 1982 323i South Africa:   SAME CAR!  ;)  Whoa!

 So I did a little more checking and.... BINGO!


We got a heads up on this Baur from our friend Uwe H. in Germany last August, 2014, and we did a post about it!  So, thanks to Ashley's email today, we now know where it ended up!  Congratulations, Ashley, and welcome to Baurspotting!  :)

 The opic above is identical tot the pic that Ashley sent me today!    :)

Small Baur World Strikes Again!  ;)

Welcome Ashley!

1988 320 Baur For Sale: France!

Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner, Charles M., for sending us this link to a TC2 Baur for sale near Marseilles, France!

sanchez - Mise en ligne le 26 juin à 12:40.
Prix :6 500 €
Ville :Agde
Code postal :34300
Marque :Bmw
Année-modèle :1988
Kilométrage :140 000 KM
Carburant :Essence
Boîte de vitesse :Automatique
Description :
BMW de collection
Top cabriolet Baur
8 CV essence , boite automatique ,140.000kms
Modèle 1988 (17/11/1988
Prix à débattre

And thanks to our friend, Jeroen J. for the following info:
Jeroen Janssen It´s the B48464/13, S215A SERVOLENKUNG, DREHZAHLABHAENGIG


Thank you, Charles!

Friday, June 26, 2015

320i TC2 For Sale in The Netherlands!

Thanks to John van der W. for this link!

Translation by Google Translate:

I give my BMW Baur Convertible fan.Het is hard car needed a little attention heeft.Hij super ride, with its two-liter automaat.Ik am looking for something else so if I see someone else happy with this car maken.Hij can have a spot here and there and a small dent but you can also no money for this super nice car expect.The roof is completely waterproof but in different places gerepareerd.zie pictures.The soil and body are adamant got him four years held every year and I love that.
It's an old-timer, so only 120 euro road tax in the year.
Have with the previous apk placed a new exhaust from front to back.
Have there possibly also with a set of winter tires as well as new tires.
He stands in the winter and is suspended only by serious interest, it can be viewed

With vr gr Alko



Hierbij bied ik mijn bmw baur cabrio aan.Het is harde auto die een beetje aandacht nodig heeft.Hij rijd super, met z'n twee liter en automaat.Ik ben op zoek naar wat anders dus zien of ik iemand anders blij met deze auto kan maken.Hij heeft hier en daar een plekje en een deukje maar voor dit geld kun je ook geen super mooie auto verwachten.Het dakje is absoluut waterdicht maar op verschillende plekken gerepareerd.zie foto's.De bodem en carrosserie zijn keihard heb hem vier jaar in bezit en elk jaar hou ik dat bij.
Het is een oldtimer, dus maar 120 euro wegenbelasting in het jaar.
Heb met de vorige apk een nieuwe uitlaat geplaatst van voor naar achteren.
Heb er eventueel ook nog een set winterbanden bij met zo goed als nieuwe banden.
Hij staat in de winterstalling en is geschorst, alleen bij serieuze belangstelling kan hij bekeken worden,

Met vr gr Alko

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Thanks, John!

Video! John van der W's BMW BAUR TC4 E36 in Budapest!

Many thanks to our friend, and fellow Baur owner, John van der W. and his son, Ruben, for this outstanding video they shot of John's BMW E36 TC4, one of only 310 built! Rarest of the rare!
Beautifully done, I didn't want it to end!  ;)

Thank you, John and Ruben!  Brilliant idea and brilliant job!  No one has seen a video of the TC4!   I loved it.  And Budapest looks beautiful also!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Four Unknown Baurs Spotted in Transit in Oregon

UPDATE:  Our friend, Allan H., informs us that his two white Baurs in Oregon are still in his driveway!  So the pics of the white Baurs below are NOT the Baurs on the truck!  The Mystery deepens!  "Who are those guys?"  -----to quote Butch Cassidy!  ;)

Thanks to Sellick in the E21 Bimmerforums for spotting this car carrier loaded with 4 Baurs near Medford Oregon, and snapping this pic!  Wow!  There has got to be a story here!  This is one of the largest gatherings of Baurs in the US recently, and they are all on the same truck!

Sellick has earned the Baurspotter of the Week Award..... maybe even Baurspotter of the Year!  What are the chances of spotting THIS!  Wow!

So.... Baurspotting is ON THE CASE!  We are checking some leads.  We believe that the black E21 is the one seen recently on crags list and ebay in Monterey Park, CA.  Check the square headlights.


Baurspotting is also checking our files and sources to try to track down the other Baurs.  We do have a couple of leads:

 Two white Baurs, and E30 and an E21, one with Oregon plates.  Some readers may recognize this picture.  ;)  Oops!  That E30 actually is NOT a Baur, folks!  It is a convertible with the rare removable hardtop.
Again two white Baurs, and E21 and an E30.  The white E30 does have a real black lip, although it can't be seen in this pic. And yes, they are in Oregon in this pic.

Could these be the same two white Baurs? 

I don't know about you but the suspense is killing me!

 Stay tuned!  You will know more when we know more!  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Baur Cabrio Targa For Hire in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne!

Thanks to our friend Scott S. for giving us the heads up on this Cabrio Targa in a photo shoot that he spotted in Newcastle, Northumbria, UK!
That is a pretty dramatic photo, and it aroused our curiosity!  So we clicked on the link, and we were able to track it down.  It is part of the fleet at Northumbria Classic Car Hire, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.

Here are some pics from the shoot that day.

I thought this was an interesting little feature from their website:  
A lovely guy Paul Sewell Burman was our first paying customer hiring our BMW Convertible to take his father Greg out for his 70th birthday, accompanied by his mum. They had a lovely day out in the afternoon sun on the Northumberland coast and also lunch in Carluccios in Grey St. Greg Burman is world famous for his company Burman Amps- the amp of choice in the 70s and 80s for rock bands worldwide, manufactured in the Handyside Arcade. Later on Paul couldn't resist another run out with his fiance Kate to let her enjoy the 70s open top classic experience. Hes coming back later in the year to hire our E-Type, thanks Paul!

Very cool!  And just by coincidence, I am posting this on Father's Day!

 Gotta love this next one!  Move over, Katy Perry!  ;)

Awww!  ;)

And some more featured pics from the website:

Thank you, Scott, for the tip!  Northumbria Classic Car Hire may introduce a whole new group to the wonderful BMW 2002 and Cabrio Targa by Baur!