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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baurs at the Tartu Motoshow 2016 in Estonia

Here are some Baur pics posted today by the BMW Club of Estonia from the Tartu Motoshow 2016.  Pics by Rando Viisma.

Well, well.  Beautiful!  And the car is not bad either!  ;)



1980 320 Baur For Sale in the UK

I received a message today from Paul Huxley, notifying me of the sale of his 1980 320 Baur (#2036) in the UK.
Welcome to Baurspotting, Paul!   

Also check out the bonus video*! This Baur is listed in one of the International Baur Registries**.

Thank you, Paul, for sending a pic of the Baur plate! 

Classified Ad price:

Year: 1980Mileage: 88,560
Reg. Mark: *** ***W Get the Vehicle Status Report VSRManufacturer: BMW
Doors: 2Model: 320 CABRIO
Type: Standard CarMOT Expiry: 09/2017
Colour: REDTransmission: Automatic
Seats: 4Reg. Date: 23/10/1980
Drive Side: Right-hand driveEngine Size: 1990 cc
Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Rear SpoilerFuel: PETROL
Interior/Comfort Options: Leather SeatsPrevious Owners: 8
Seller's comments:
I am selling my 1980 BMW 320 Baur (Number 2036) after owning it for almost 12 years its time to let some else enjoy it and look after it. It will be available to purchase end of October as I am going away with it beginning of October. 

It is in Henna Red, body work is very good, passed its MOT with no problems.

It has a full genuine BBS body kit with 13 inch Mahl alloy wheels on new tyres, original Sport steering wheel and full leather interior.

the interior is in good condition and has an 80's phone which obviously doesn't work anymore. 

This car sounds and looks amazing.

The roof is in good condition I replaced it around 2007.

Cylinder head has been refurbished, new seals, springs, cam. 

I am awaiting new coach-line strips.

During my ownership I have only covered almost 3,500 miles.

My car has had a lot of time, care, and money put into it and when possible I have used Genuine BMW parts, I hope the new owner will continue to do so.

Please view this vehicle before committing to purchasing it.

Delivery may be available please contact me for information.

*Added bonus: VIDEO by our friend, Andrew Huxley!


Registry pic. 

Here is the ebay listing.  It is a classified ad, btw, not an auction. 

Thank you for the heads up, Paul, and good luck with your sale! 

Sunday, September 25, 2016



Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner Barry Foley for the heads up on the this project Cabrio Targa in the UK!  "Project" may be an understatement for this one!  Oh, Lordy, this is gonna need some love!

Classified Ad price:

Item specifics

Condition:Used : 
Seller notes:Partly Dismantled ( Rear End And Interior Removed ) 6 Years Ago .. .. .. 95% Of This RARE Baur Targa Is Present !
Year: 1974Doors: 2
Manufacturer: BMWColour: Green
Model: 2002Type: Sports/Convertible

1974 BMW 2002 Baur Targa Convertible **SERIOUS RESTORATION PROJECT ** Not For The Faint-Hearted .. .. .. 
Registration Number Plate : RYJ 134M
Chassis No : 2791240
Colour : Taiga Green
Registered In The U.K. 1st October 1981 ( Was Registered Overseas )
NEW V5c Document Will Be Issued To Myself Shortly, In My Name And Address 

Laid Up As You See .. .. .. For The Last 6 Years ! 
Partly Dismantled ( Rear End And Interior Removed ) 6 Years Ago .. .. .. 95% Of This RARE Baur Targa Is Present !
ALOT Of SERIOUS Welding And RE-PLACEMENT Metal Will Be REQUIRED To The Floor/Shell ( I Do Have 2 NEW Outer Sills And 2 NEW Lower Rear Corner Valences, To Go With This Car ) A New Bootlid/Targa Top And Hood Will Also Be Required 
Interior WILL Require A Complete Re-Trim 
2 Litre Engine IS " Locked Up " And Will Require A Re-Build ( Only 69,125 Miles Showing On The Clock )

Viewings In The Forest Hill Area Of South-East London SE23



Can someone out there save this one?

BTW, I checked the VIN, and found the following: July 1973 production date. I do not know why it is listed as a '1974', unless perhaps the Baur conversion was completed in 1974, delaying its initial registration.

Thanks for posting, Barry!

TC2 Baur Spotted in Croatia by Alen Tomasovic!

Thanks to Alen Tomasovic of Croatia for these pics of a TC2 Baur.  We are hoping to learn more about it, as we speak.  Alen said he spotted in Split, Croatia.  So, Baurspotters,please keep your eyes open, and perhaps we can track this one down!

Thank you, Alen!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

1980 BMW e21 323i Factory 6 Cylinder European Baur Coupe: Baur #1181

Thanks to our friend, the continent-trotting Andrew Wilson, for the heads-up on this California TC1 Baur on ebay!   (Andrew has been all over the continent this year, traveling most recently to Monterey, CA for the 100th Anniversary of BMW.   He previously attended the Vintage at the Vineyards in NC, '02 Fest in Arkansas, the Kissel Kar anniversary in Wisconsin, the Pittsburgh Grand Prix Vintage, the Vintage at Saratoga NY, and a variety of smaller local events---- and he's not done yet!  I am exhausted just LISTING that itinerary!  Hands down winner of the Iron Butt Award!  Keep on trucking', Andrew!)  

1980 BMW e21 323i Factory 6 Cylinder European Baur Coupe

We did find this Baur #1181 listed in one of the two International Baur Registries, but not yet in the other.  Our friend, Uwe Hinz, is on top of the situation, as usual.  :)  

The cover for the rear vinyl window is rarely found on US Baurs these days.  It is necessary in this case, since the seller states that the window is damaged and in need of replacement.  

tem specifics

Condition:UsedYear: 1980
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WBA1831000720115Mileage: 211,000
Make: BMWExterior Color: Silver


Interior Color: Black
Trim: 323i EuroNumber of Cylinders: 6
Engine: Original 6 CylinderTransmission: Manual
Drive Type: 4spd ManualVehicle Title: Clear

Seller's ebay comments:


Welcome. You are bidding on a rare 1980 323i Baur. This car comes with a clean California title. On original California title the DMV has made a mistake with one of the numbers in the VIN. The last 4 of the vin is 1115 the title only shows 115. Instead of dealing with the DMV and asked them to correct this issue(add an extra 1) I have decided to sell the car. This car has had the same owner since 1985. I am happy to help arrange out of state or overseas shipping. Please take a look at the pictures below and read the description. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. For additional pictures please click on then photo bucket link.

Exterior: This car still appears to have most of its original Silver paint. The paint is very worn and is in need of attention. The car appears to be very solid structurally with no signs of rust. It appears may have been an accident in then rear as it has been primered red? Please take a look at the pictures. It still retains its original European spec bumpers. The targa top is in nice shape, but the back plastic window was weathered and needs to be replace. 

Engine/Transmission: This car does start and drive. It makes nice power and shifts through the gears smoothly. It is a 4speed manual transmission. I never took it on a long drive, but it sounds great with its factory dual exhaust. It has a new Catalytic converter installed. I am not sure if this car will pass smog in California. The ignition switch a couple tries to engage the starter motor.
Interior: This car still has its European gauges and Alpina shift knob. The seats are rather worn and incorrect for this car. The driver side door panel is off as a new window regulator was put in. It has not been put back on, but is included in the trunk with all of the hardware.
Overall: This is a great project. The car is a running driving early 323i that can be restored as it is driven. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks, Andrew and..... continued Happy Trails to you!  ;)