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, August 31, 2015

1986 325e For Sale in Australia

Thanks to Bradley Smith for the 'heads up' on this TC2 Baur listed for sale for $3500 in Australia!  It is a 1986 BMW 325e Cabriolet E30 Auto.  We are trying to determine if it has a Baur number, or if it is a South African-built Baur.  We will update this when we know more in the next few days, or so.  Bradley has generously offered to try to track that down for us.  Thanks, Bradley!















1986 BMW 325e Cabriolet E30 Auto
Price$3,500*
Kilometres220,900
ColourRed
Interior Colourblack
Transmission4 speed Automatic
Body2 doors 4 seat Convertible
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive
Engine Type6 Petrol Aspirated 2.7 2693 cc
Reg Platexxx1111
Reg ExpiryJanuary 2015

Seller's Details

  • Contact Name
    Adam
  • Location
    Mount Barker, SA 5251



http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/BMW-325e-1986/SSE-AD-3099113/?Cr=1

Thank you, Bradley!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Baurspotting's Growing "Small Baur World'!

UPDATE May 26, 2016:  
Welcome to Antigua & Barbuda!  171 countries around the world!  

Update August 29, 2015

Welcome to American Samoa!  Baurspotting has reached at least 168 169 170 171 countries that we know of!  Wow!  Our "Small Baur World' continues to grow!  ;)  

If you are reading this and do not see YOUR country listed below...... please let me know, and I will be most happy to add your country to the list!  

Welcome to all!  


UPDATE:  May 9, 2013
This is a blog post that first appeared on February 28, 2013.  We like to periodically take a look at it, and share our findings.  As of this date, Baurspotting has been read in 127  128 142 149 155 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 167 168 169 170 countries around the globe---- that we know of!  These are countries that I have personally seen listed on the site, and it does not include any country that may have appeared when I was asleep, for example.  So there could be more countries to add to the list!   Thank you for your support!  We hope to continue to earn your attention!  

BWR PWR!

:)



February 28, 2013.    I started checking on Baurspotting's readership a few weeks ago to see in which countries our readers reside.  I had done this about a year ago, and  I had compiled a list of over 110 countries that had visited the site.  Unfortunately I  was working with a new-to-me iPad at the time and I accidentally deleted that post.  I still don't know exactly what I did wrong but I was unable to retrieve it!  I was bummed out!

So, I decided to try it again.  Since I haven't been able to get any kind of a list from blogspot, I have to do it myself in an informal way, in a 'catch as catch' can sort of fashion.  This is not a systematic or scientific way of doing this whatsoever, but it is the best I can manage at this point.  The way it works is that I have to check at a given moment to see what countries are currently represented at that moment.   Blogspot will tell me the top 10 countries that are on the site at that time.  That is all well and good, except that if there are more than 10 countries on the site, say 15, I cannot see who the last 5 are.  And since they are listed by number of visitors, the ones left off the list would be those with just one or a few visitors.  And since I can't check 24/7, there may be many visitors to the site that remain unknown to me, because they come online when I am sleeping.  Sometimes I get lucky, however.  The other day, for example, I checked and found visitors from Andorra, Suriname and the Faroe Islands!  So I get a free geography lesson from time to time!  :)   It is an imperfect system, but it will suffice for now to give us an idea of how much interest there is in Baurs around the world.

And by the way.... NO one is more amazed by the extent of the interest in Baurspotting than I!  I started this blog at the suggestion of my son, Brian, because of my interest in Baurs.  I didn't even know what a blog WAS at the time!  Baurspotting has grown much more than I ever expected, and it continues to be a fun ride.... and a Labor of Love!  Thank you all for your support and continuing interest, and we promise to work hard to continue to earn your support.

And we wish to extend a hearty and warm welcome to our Baurspotting World to ALL!

We have much more still to come so please.... STAY TUNED!

The following is a list of the countries and locales that I have personally spotted on Baurspotting over the past two years.  I am sure I have missed others, as noted above, but I will add more as I spot them.


United States
United Kingdom
Taiwan
Poland
Russia

France

Belgium
Germany
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil

10------------------------------------


Canada

Greece
Sweden
Romania
Lithuania

Netherlands

Australia
Ukraine
Ireland
Guadeloupe

20--------------------------------------


Czech Republic

China
Italy
Japan
Peru

Argentina

Panama
Slovenia
Finland
Pakistan

30------------------------------------------


Croatia

Spain
Hungary
Chile
Turkey

Libya

Iraq
Iran
Denmark
Ecuador

40----------------------------------------


Macedonia [FYROM]

Indonesia
Thailand
Cyprus
Bulgaria

Madagascar

Malaysia
Estonia
Philippines
Israel

50


Pakistan
Norway
Portugal
Austria
Lebanon

Uruguay

Kuwait
Cambodia
Latvia
South Africa

60---------------------------------


Serbia

Tunisia
Singapore
Nigeria
Morocco

65---------------------------------


Colombia

Zimbabwe
Georgia
Egypt
Mexico

70----------------------------------


Slovakia

Venezuela
Guatemala
Jamaica
Congo [DRC]

75-----------------------------------


India

Palestinian Territories/Palestine (2012)
Jordan
Cambodia
New Zealand

80------------------------------------


Iceland

Gabon
Puerto Rico
Moldova
Armenia

85------------------------------------


Bolivia

Azerbaijan
Andorra
Faroe Islands
Suriname

90-------------------------------------


Kenya

Kazakhstan
Belarus
Switzerland
South Korea

95--------------------------------------


Hong Kong

Myanmar (Burma)
Liechtenstein
Uganda
Saudi Arabia

100---------------------------------------


Qatar

Guernsey
Vietnam
Nepal
Mauritius

105----------------------------------------


Montenegro

Botswana
Costa Rica
Luxembourg
United Arab Emirates

110--------------------------------------


Malta

Bahrain
Algeria
Zambia
Albania

115--------------------------


Aruba

Sint Maarten
Tonga
Bahamas
Mauritania

120--------------------------


U.S. Virgin Islands

Jersey
Tanzania
Reunion
Ghana

125--------------------------


Gibraltar

Honduras
Seychelles
Senegal
Isle of Man

130--------------------------

Bangladesh
Curaçao
Brunei
Ethiopia
Macau

135--------------------------

Cayman Islands
New Caledonia
San Marino
Anguilla
Bermuda

140--------------------------

Benin
Togo
Mongolia
Trinidad and Tobago
Haiti

145-------------------------

Turks and Caicos Islands
Namibia
Angola
Oman
Mozambique

150------------------------

Dominican Republic
Martinique
Turkmenistan
Yemen
Cameroon

155------------------------

Sudan
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
St. Vincent and Grenadines
Aland Islands
Bhutan

160-----------------------

Laos
Kyrgyzstan
Barbados
Maldives
Djibouti

165------------------------

French Polynesia
Belize
American Samoa
Lesotho
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

170------------------------

Antigua & Barbuda

TC1 Baur in South Africa, Looking to Swap!

UPDATE October 21, 2015:  Thanks to Jermaine for some new pics, including a pic of his Baur Plate Number:  #3689!

We checked, and this Baur is listed in one of the two International Baur Registries* with the picture below.  .

Congratulations and welcome to Jermaine Smith for this fine white E21 Baur, a 323i 5 speed in Gauteng, South Africa!
 Jermaine's comments:
"hi guys i have a rare bmw e21 baur up for swap 323 5 spd just been serviced in a good nick roof 

however needs some tlc car is mechanically sound either reply with what you have to swap or inbox me ,

 this car is rare and something different it does stand out license disc up to date n papers in order."




























Incidentally, I believe that Jermaine may be interested in offers on the 2002 in this pic above.  You can contact him at the Facebook link below.

Good luck with your swap, Jermaine!  I love the E21 Baurs in white, btw!

This Baur can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1011534655563391&set=pcb.945659172169839&type=1&theater

*Scroll down to #3689 to see it here:
http://bmwe21baur.npage.de/baur-tc1-register.html


It is not yet listed in this Baur Registry, however.
http://www.baur-tc.de/tc1-register/tc1-register-öffentlich/category/2958-a003000-a003999.html

Friday, August 28, 2015

New Baur in Connecticut Spotted For Sale! 1979 320/6 $30,000! Wow!



Thanks to our friend, Robert Muzsi, for posting this Baur that he found posted on the New Haven (CT) Craigslist!

This is very exciting news, since, for years, we have only known of two confirmed E21 Baurs here in Connecticut:  mine and Afonso's!  This will make three E21 Baurs in CT!  (N.B.  Our friend, Rob T. did have one for a time, but he has since sold it, and we believe that it is now in Vermont.)

I did some checking, and contacted the seller (Scott) by phone.  He gave me a little background on the car.  I believe it has had the same owner since some time in the 1980's.  He stated that it is in exceptional condition with very low miles.  We requested more info and pics, and I will share it here when I have it.

"Exotic car - $30000"



Scott also sent me this pic of the Baur plate, on request, to help us determine whether it is listed on the International Baur Registries yet.  I am pleased to announce that, since it is not yet listed, it qualifies as a NEW FIND!  
Baur #000714-06

Congratulations, and welcome to our Baur Community! 

Seller comment:
"1979 320a . This car is in amazing shape. To see this car I need proof of funds"
1979 Bmw 320a
cylinders: 6 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 53000
paint color: silver
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible
I did a VIN check:
Data for vehicle identification number: 6668062
Type:2951
Katalysator:ohne
Screen:nein
Steering:links
Transmission:manuell
Series:E21
Market:Europa
Model description:320 M20
Engine:M20
Chassis:Limousine
Production date:01/1979


https://newhaven.craigslist.org/cto/5178660925.html

Welcome Scott, and thank you for the pic!  

Thanks again to Robert Muzsi for spotting this ad!  Baurspotter of the Week!  ;)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jamiroquai's Former Inka Baur Cabrio Targa For Sale!

Thanks to Felipe Ucros Arbouin for the heads up on this special sale!  We had heard a rumor that this car may be for sale, and now it is confirmed!  this car was formerly part of JK's collection.  He is the lead singer of the band "Jamiroquai".  We have done two previous posts about him and this Targa here in Baurspotting*.

BMW 2002 BAUR CABRIOLET For Sale (1974)









"1974 2002 Baur 64,000 miles, finished in inka orange with black cloth/vinyl interior. Bought from the original owner by a professional vehicle restorer and subjected to a very high-level full restoration 1991-1993. Subsequently the vehicle has been a multiple show winner and since the restoration has befitted from a full brake system overhaul, which included the replacement of both servos and a rebuilt master cylinder. It has also had the original cylinder head rebuilt and converted to run on unleaded by Jaymic, reconditioned solex carburettor, reconditioned starter motor and alternator, new radiator and all cooling hoses replaced. Although restored some time ago now this fantastic little motor car is still in show condition, indeed you could eat your dinner off the underside. Comes compete with a comprehensive history file detailing the full restoration and subsequent maintenance. Latterly the car has resided in the Jamiroquai collection up until our acquisition recently and is now ready to be enjoyed by a lucky new custodian. A super little motor car in a fantastic and original period colour – a very rare car too!"










Advert Type:For Sale
Category:Classic Cars
Make:BMW
Model:2002
Model (alt):2002 TARGA
Year:1974
Country:UK
Region:Staffordshire
Telephone:07968 694448
Status:Trade
E-mail:Contact Advertiser via Email
Listing Date:10-Aug-2015
Ref:C646489

Avantgarde
Midlands
B78 3QE
tel: 07968 694448     01827 288177
web:  http://www.avantgardecars.co.uk 

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C646489#

*Previous Baurspotting posts on JK of Jamiroquai:
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2015/02/jks-inka-cabrio-targa-in-uk.html

http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2014/05/celebrity-baurs-jamiroquais-jay-kays_22.html

TWO Baur Cabrio Targas in North Carolina! Welcome Ken W!

Thanks to Mike Pugh and jgerock for alerting us to the presence of a new Baur Cabrio Targa in North Carolina, joining Mike and Eileen's:  Ken Worsham recently imported this 1974 Inka Cabrio Targa by Baur from The Netherlands.  These are the first pics that we have seen!  Welcome to our Baur Community, Ken!

Delivery Day!
 Introducing Ken's 1974 Inka Cabrio Targa by Baur!


(L to R) Mike and Eileen's red Cabrio;  Ken's Inka Cabrio, and ( I believe) Bob B's Touring.  Interestingly,  according to Mike, all three of these Baurs were imported to the US from The Netherlands over the last 10 years.  


A most unusual sight, at least in the US!  Wow!  Gotta love it!  

;)

Thanks again to our friend Mike P and to jgerock for alerting us, and.....

Welcome to Baurspotting, Ken Worsham!

Here is a link to the thread in 2002FAQ where we found this info:
http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/169882-baurs-and-touring-in-raleigh-nc/

Friday, August 21, 2015

Our Baurspotting T-Shirt Shows Up in An Ebay Ad for a 628CSi Custom Convertible!

I got a funny phone call tonight from my good friend, and fellow Baur owner, Afonso C. (who owns the only other TC1 Baur in Connecticut, btw).   He told me that he saw the "Baurs In Da Haus" t-shirt (produced by exclusively by Baurspotting) in an ad for a BMW 6 series convertible on ebay!  I immediately recognized the car... because it is a one-off 628CSi custom convertible conversion that I had seen a couple of times at the Larz Anderson Automobile Museum in Brookline, MA.  

Here is the car at Larz Anderson on BMW Day, August 9, 2015.

 And here is one of the pics in the ebay ad that Afonso saw tonight.  It is a 628 CSi custom convertible, and I have met the owner, and his family at Larz a couple of times.  Nice folks.  Sure enough, you can see a gentleman staring behind the car wearing a t shirt that says "Baurs In Da Haus"!    That is my friend, and fellow Baur owner, Rodney B., of New Hampshire, whose Baur we featured in out Larz Anderson Museum BMW Day* post a couple of weeks ago!  
Here is another pic from a different angle.  Hi Rodney!  :)  I believe that the owner is the young man  in the dark blue shirt standing at the left with Rodney at the right.

And here is a pic of Rodney's beautiful white E21 Baur at that same show that very same day, parked right behind me!  
 The Baurspotting Baur at Larz Anderson on August 9, 2015 with Rodney's Baur right behind it.  
Rodney's 1979 320/6 Baur.  Beautiful!  That is Peter M's Baur Cabrio Targa at the righ of the pic, incidentally!  This was the "BAUR Section" of the BMW Day at the Museum!  ;)

Thanks you for the heads up, Afonso!  Great find!  And thank you, Rodney, for helping to get the word out on Baurs!  :)  


*Here is our post about the Baurs at Larz Anderson Museum on BMW Day this year:
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-4-baurs-at-larz-anderson-museum-bmw.html

Here is the link to the ebay ad for the 628 CSi:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-6-Series-Convertible-/252064884221?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3ab03ce5fd&item=252064884221




Shan Azad's New TC2 Baur in Australia!



Congrats to Shan A in Australia on his newly purchased Baur:  1986 325e Auto!  Looking good!  Baur # B 46227-15.

And since it is not yet listed in the International Baur Registry*, it qualifies as a NEW FIND!  Congrats, Shan!

















Shan's comments:
Found one at last mate
325e auto
1986
Mint condition
One of the best e30 seen/ owned ever
Chrome is still factory clean and so is the paint
Hope you like the pics




We DO like them, Shan! Congratulations and welcome to the Baur Community!

*http://www.baur-tc.de/tc2-register/register/category/1763-b46000-b46999.html