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.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

TC1 Baur Brings $15250 on Bring A Trailer Auction Today!



Boom! Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner Eric B. out in LA for alerting me to the final gavel price on Baur #2175 on Bring a Trailer: $15,250! Woo hoo! ;)


Text in red is from Bring a Trailer :
This 1981 BMW 323i is a Baur-converted car with a two-component top featuring a folding rear section and a removable targa center top. The 323i was never sold in the United States, and this car was imported in the mid 1980s. The previous owner had the car for about nine years and swapped the automatic for a 4-speed manual transmission. He also converted the tan interior to grey and added Bilstein shocks, H&R springs, polyurethane bushings, upgraded swaybars, and an aluminum radiator. This E21 is offered with a clean Georgia title in the seller’s name.
Per a conversation with the previous owner, this E21 wears original paint apart from the rear valence and filler panel. A few minor scratches and defects are shown. The distinctive Baur top comes in two pieces. The removable targa panel is original, though the folding rear portion has been replaced. The latter is well fitted and has a clear plastic rear window, and the former is in good condition, though the inner liner is said to be somewhat threadbare at the edges.
The suspension has been modified with numerous new parts including Bilstein HD shocks and H&R springs, which lower the car about half an inch. The car also features upgraded swaybars and new polyurethane bushings, which the seller has pictured in the gallery during the installation process with the subframes and other components out of the car.
The battery has been relocated to the trunk, and the tool kit is nearly complete.

The seller swapped out the original dash and center console for uncracked examples from a donor car. The donor center stack is from a non-A/C car, and this car is no longer equipped with A/C. An aftermarket stereo is fitted in the stock location. An Alpina steering wheel is shown in some of the interior photos, though the stock E21 steering wheel pictured above will be sold with the car. All of the instrumentation is working, though the end of the speedometer needle has broken off and is resting inside the bottom of the cluster. The 62,500 miles indicated are not believed accurate.


The previous owner had the driver’s seat professionally widened by an upholstery shop. The seller notes a slight twist to the driver’s seatback, though the seat is said to remain comfortable.






The drivetrain is said to be close to standard for a manual gearbox car, and includes a 2.3L straight-six backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. The 323i produced the most horsepower and torque of the E21 family, with 141 horsepower and 140 ft-lb of torque. An aluminum radiator and a strut tower bar have been fitted.




Numerous photos of the underside of the car are provided in the gallery link below, along with photos of the suspension components removed to add the polyurethane bushings.



Lots more pics here:

http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1981-bmw-323i-baur-tc/?remind=1&blm=4

Congratulations to both the buyer and seller!  And thank you to Eric B. for alerting us to the Finale!  

All's Well That Ends Well! 


1973 BMW "Condorgelb" Baur Targa / Convertible: "Nuts and Bolts" Restoration!

Thanks to Werner van den Wijngaert for sharing this info in the Facebook BMW 2002 Classifieds today! It is offered by Car Cave, a Belgian company, linked below*.  Lots more pics on their site, btw.  It is a "Fresh "nuts and bolts" restored 1973 BMW 2002 Baur Targa convertible conversion in the original Condorgelb. A color that was only available on the Baur."  








About this car

Fresh "nuts and bolts" restored 1973 BMW 2002 Baur Targa convertible conversion in the original Condorgelb. A color that was only available on the Baur. It was built March 1973 and supplied to France. The first owner kept the car until the second half of the 80's. Then it was bought by the second owner in Spain. A few months ago it was painstakingly restored to concourse condition. It was completely taken apart. The body was restored with original body panels. The interior is new and finished in the original black fabrics. With a new set carpets. The targa roof and softtop were finished in black Sonnenland fabrics. New headlamps were placed. All mirrors were renewed. New rubbers on all doors and boot. Complete new exhaust system. With five new tyres and fresh repainted wheels. And the original and matching engine was checked and tuned. The complete brake system was rebuild with new brake calipers and brake pads.Renewed Hardy dics. And an original Bavaria radio mounted in the dashboard.
This low mileage example is one of the 2317 produced. Power comes for the famous and very reliable M10 - 4 cylinder engine with 2000 cc with single carburetor producing 100 hp. It is a 2 door 4 seater convertible with the targa style body. With solid targa roof and soft window like used in some Porsche. This gives the car many possibilities using those roofs. It is rear wheel drive with a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Briefly an unique opportunity to purchase a 2002 Baur in a timeless color combination. Restored in all its details. Ready to hit the road again.
If you want more information please contact our sales team.

*http://www.carcave.be/portfolio/1973-bmw-2002-baur-targa-convertible

Thanks for posting, Werner!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gold 323i TC1 Baur For Sale in Liverpool, UK!

Thanks to Gianpaolo Rosino Bruni for the heads up on this Baur on UK ebay. It is a stunner, with low miles!  It is located in Liverpool in the UK, and you can find it here on ebay*.

Baur number is 2548.
This Baur is not yet listed in the Internationa Baur Registry, so it qualifies as a NEW FIND! 


BMW 323i BAUR CONVERTIBLE

ORIGINAL BAUR WITH BUILD NUMBER AND IDENTITY TAG

WAXOILED FROM NEW AND RESTORED TO A HIGH STANDARD AROUND 7 YEARS AGO

FULL ENGINE AND GEARBOX REBUILD 5 YEARS AGO

ABSOLUTE FORTUNES SPENT ON IT IN PAST 9 YEARS

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A SLIDESHOW AND LOTS MORE PICTURES

http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/impactmd3/slideshow/BMW%20BAUR

ONLY 79,300 MILES 

LOTS OF BILLS AND RECEIPTS IN ORIGINAL BMW BINDER

ROOF IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

CLIFFORD C5 ALARM FITTED 

ORIGINAL TOOL KIT

ALLOY WHEELS AND TYRES ARE ALL LIKE NEW

ALWAYS GARAGED AND ONLY COVERED 1,000 MILES SINCE 2003

ONLY SELLING DUE TO HOUSE MOVE AND NO SPACE

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT INVESTMENT AND BECOMING VERY HARD TO FIND IN THIS SORT OF CONDITION

THE NEW OWNER WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

HOWEVER IT IS NOT A BRAND NEW VEHICLE, IT IS 36 YEARS OLD

MOT UNTIL JANUARY 2018 AND ON SORN

I WILL REQUIRE A £400 DEPOSIT AT THE END OF THE AUCTION TO SECURE

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING 












Thank you, Gianpaolo!  ;)

*http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-323i-BAUR-CONVERTIBLE-TOTALLY-STUNNING-79-300-MILES-/263039409210?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368




BMW 700 Meeting in Munich June 2017

Thanks to Harald Kursawe for posting these pics in Facebook of a BMW 700 gathering in Munich this weekend.  You can see a number of what appear to be 700LS Cabrios by Baur in the pics.  Very rare to see this many gathered together!



https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1379475022133464&set=pcb.10155291698957778&type=3&theater


Thank you for posting, Harald Kursawe! 


Ron Perry's E21 Alpina Tribute Baur For Sale in Hemmings: $37,500!\


Baurspotting readers may quickly recognize the Baur in this Hemmings Magazine ad:  it was restored a couple of years ago by our friend, the noted BMW restoration expert nonpareil, Ron Perry! Ron's work has graced the pages ---and even the covers*! --- of a number of BMW magazines over the years, and we have featured this car in Baurspotting** before!   His work is always superb.  And this Baur is certainly no exception!





1979 BMW 3.0 for Sale  

$37,500










 Marietta, Georgia, 30068
 Manual
 Excellent

Seller’s Description: 
1979 BMW 3-Series E21 Baur Alpina tribute 
Built by Ron Perry, One of the most desirable, if not the most desirable, Baurs in the world. Restored to a very high standard. This is how Ron Perry listed it when he put it on the market. "This is a proper Baur 1979 320 carburated model. I purchased this car as a rolling painted shell. Everything has been replaced on the car. From the bottom up, it received all new pads, rotors, rebuilt calipers, new drum brakes, all new stainless steel lines, all new wheel bearings, new springs, Bilstiens, sway bars with all new bushings, rebuilt 3:46 LSD, rebuilt 5 speed trans, all new shifter bushings, new drive shaft, refinished Ronal Alpina wheels 15x6&7 new tires, new Alpina style front spoiler, Zender rear spoiler, aftermarket Alpina stripes, a 2.7L stroker motor with a 524td crank, a Schrick 284 cam, an ETA block with an "I" head. Ireland Engineering headers, all new OEM exhaust from the headers back. For the interior, I used period correct Recaro seats with correct Alpina repro cloth,new in box Alpina steering wheel, sent the cluster to Hollywood Speedometer and had Alpina font printed on the tach and speedo with correct red Alpina needles, correct Alpina dash plaque, Alpina C1 2.3 i.d. plate under the hood, e28 radiator, all new hoses and belts, powder coated plenum and valve cover, new OEM tops and top boot, all new rubber window guides, all new window trim, Hella "Big & Small" headlights, changed the carpet and door panels from blue to black to match the Alpina cloth. correct Alpina dead pedal, Alpina shift knob, period cassette am/fm, Alpina style floor mats. That is about all I can think of. The car became a very slippery slope as I wanted everything to be perfect even though I knew it would be driven! As you can see by the photos, not a penny was spared. I get most of my OEM and after market parts for wholesale and after adding up my receipts, the total cash outlay was $31,228. Car is on a California title. $27,500 Trades considered. 
Price: $37,500








































Location:
Marietta, Georgia, 30068
Seller:

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/bmw/3.0/1918190.html


*Ron Perry's restoration of Bobby Rahal's Batmobile makes the cover of BIMMER Magazine:
https://www.bimmer-mag.com/issues/112/articles/a-batmobile-for-bobby?page=2#.WUb_WBSj_FI

**Previous Baurspotting posts on this Baur:
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2014/04/ron-perrys-alpina-tribute-baur-is-on.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2014/01/ron-perrys-e21-alpina-tribute-baur-is.html
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2013/05/ron-perrys-baur-is-on-road.html

Good luck with the sale!