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.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Espen's 1983 323i in Norway

Congratulations and welcome to Espen Lothe of Norway, who posted these pics of his 1983 323i Baur in Facebook* today!

This is Baur # B40293.  And since it is not yet listed in the Interrnational Baur Registry**, it qualifies as a NEW FIND!  Congrats, Espen!

UPDATE: We have some new information posted in Facebook about this Baur, thanks to Baur Guru Jeroen Janssen and Espen himself!  

Jeroen Janssen It was sold by dealer Stuber in Hamburg. The first owner had a special wish about how to get the car (optioncode 941, Sonderwunschabwicklung). Might be that he picked up the car in M√ľnich.
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Espen Lothe Thanks for the info! How do you know?
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Jeroen Janssen I have the productionlists from Baur.
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Espen Lothe That's interesting! Is there any other information one might find in such a list?
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Jeroen Janssen What would you like to know? Production by Baur was planned on the 18th of may 1983, production by BMW was 19th of april.

Jeroen is a great resource for Baur enthusiasts!  Thank you, Jeroen! 

Espen Lothe The car has been a project for some of my students over the last two years. The engine has been completely rebuilt, all the moving parts in the chassis renewed and this winter the bodywork gets a "full treatment". Hopefully we can use next summer to sort out other shortcomings before we take it apart again for the paintjob next winter. So still some areas to cover...

Wow, that is great stuff!  Please keep us posted as further work is done to the car!

Welcome to Baurspotting, Espen!

*https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1786339751630525&set=pcb.10153929181056956&type=3&theater

**https://www.baur-tc.de/tc2-register/register/category/1313-b40000-b40999.html

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