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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Some Assembly Required Department: 1969 BMW 1600 Voll Cabriolet project - $5000 (san anselmo)

Thanks to Michael Hilber for reminding of this craigslist post that recently appeared in the San Francisco Bay area.  I had seen it, but it has been a busy week around here, and it slipped into the foggy recesses of my memory.

1969 BMW 1600 Voll Cabriolet project - $5000 (san anselmo)  

The operative word here is "PROJECT"!
Here is a pic of this 'once and future' 1600 Voll Cabrio!  Before it was disassembled.  Like.... completely. 

Here is a pic of this Cabrio at the present time. Some assembly is required.  ;)  Remember:  installation is simply the reverse of removal.  So this should be a piece of cake, right?  Riiiiiiight!  ;) 

Here are the seller's comments:
Please read the entire ad first before responding. This is a sad story.
For skilled body shop, body person or person with deep pockets.
Not for the amateur or easily intimidated.
Car was disassembled by a professional body man for donor floor pan replacing and rust repairs.
Sheet metal was blasted and painted with epoxy primer.
New rear inner and outer wheel houses were fitted to the donor body pan.
All spot welds drilled out, new rockers with rectangular steel channel added for rigidity.
Then the body man got Lymphoma and had to stop the project.
I had hoped to have another body shop complete the project.
That particular shop put me off on another job for several years and the owner is now in jail.
I have recovered the car twice now from both body shops and it is still in pieces.
At this point I have decided to move on and place the car up for sale.
The car needs someone younger or with more energy and skill than I have.
Needs some panels to be fabricated where the rust dissolved them.
I have the interior, drive train wiring and canvas top.
Seats are cloth and vinyl in good condition.
Has 1600cc engine and 4 speed transmission.
Car was basically stock without mods.
Also have a box with new glass from BMW.
1682 of these full baur cabriolets were made between 68 and 71 by BMW.
Clean title non oped in my name. Price is firm.
Send me a reply if interested describing your skills and or desire to own a rare BMW
Please respond only if you have the ways and means to re assemble the car.
I would estimate it to be several hundred man hours for full restoration.
I have a work record of work done to this point totally almost 160 man hours disassembling this and the donor car's bodys.
Prices are now on the rise for these rare BMWs making the project viable financially.
First photo is from before the car was disassembled.
The body parts were sand blasted and sealed with epoxy primer.
    This project is not for the faint of heart, but I really hope someone will take up the challenge.  A red Voll Cabrio sold at Amelia Island Concours a couple of years ago for over 70 grand.
    Thanks for the reminder Michael! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ebay UK: Dismantling E21 323i Baur in tBirmingham, UK

For sale, parting out in Birmingham, UK.  Thanks to Gianpaolo Rosino Bruni for alerting me to this!

BMW E21 323i baur Dismantling breaking spoiler lsd 5 speed alloys 316 320 rare

Full car breaking, most parts available I have Many meny other spares and its time to let some stuff go
16 Doors
5 bonnets boot panels etc.
5speed gearbox Conversion
open diff AND limited slip diffs LSD
Seats trim glass crome trim
Uncracked dashboards
Full BBS body kit
3 sets of 5 Original 13" alloys
Genuine 15" alpina alloys
Power steering set up
Also have 1 e21 project for sale

Seats sold and back headrest.....



Thank you, Gianpaolo! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Baurs at The Vintage 2017

UPDATE May 23, 2017 from Don Bower, the owner of the beautiful Schwarz (black) Cabrio Targa pictured below in this post:  
  1. The black 72 Targa is ours -- Julie and Don Bower, Athens, GA. Recently imported from Italy and still running the original tags (GA tag in the trunk).
    The blue 74 is also a Targa from GA (can't recall the owner's name). It was a recent ebay purchase imported from South Africa, and it was awarded the Vintage People's Choice Award.
    The red/white 700CS is owned by Ryland and Sissy Owen of NC.The 700 Cabriolet was restored by, and is owned by, Patricia Schwarze of Florida. There was also a Bronzit '83 323 TC for sale by David Harrison (Harrison Motorsports) of Atlanta.

    Thank you for the info, Don, and congratulations to the owner of the Fjord Cabrio Targa that won the Hagerty People's Chioice Award this year! Here they are!   Pics by American Drive:

    This is a BIG DEAL, folks!  A Baur Cabrio Targa wins the Hagerty People's Choice Award!  That unusual 'form follows function' roof design is starting to get a little recognition! The Baurs are destined for "Collectible" status, and this award is another small step along the way!  Kudos to the owner (we would love to contact
    him!), and also to Julie and Don Bower, whose Schwarz Cabrio Targa follows!  Way to represent Baur, folks! 

    Here a few pics by Rodney Middendorf:

This was the weekend for The Vintage, formerly known as The Vintage in the Vineyards.  For the second year in a row, it was held in the Asheville, NC area (Hot Springs).  We were not in attendance, but we have tracked down some Baur pics from the event. 

First, we present some pics from Lissa Rickman, because she is The Hardest Workin' Woman at The Vintage once again!  Awesome, Lissa! 

700 Cabrio by Baur! 

Gotta love this pic from Rodney Middendorf:  Wegweiser, Wendy, Lisa Otwoprincess, the 700LS Baur Cabrio and the Fjord Cabrio Targa by Baur that won the Hagerty People's Choice Award!  And all in the midst of a bunch of other folks and cars that I cannot identify, of course.   You captured a Great Moment at The Vintage, Rodney!   Kudos! 
We spotted Jeff Dreibus' TC2 Baur in this group! 

Here it is! 

M1 by Baur!  This pic above and the two following pics were taken at the BMW headquarters in Greer, SC. 

M1 and Concorde!   Nice one, Lissa!  ;)

Black Cabrio Targa at right! 

Italian turn signals!  

Blue Voll Cabrio! 

Thank you, Lissa!  Awesome job! 

Here are more Baur pics from The Vintage, taken by Lisa Otwoprincess! 
Is that a beauty, or what! And a great pic, Lisa!  Kudos! 

More 700 pics! 

If this is a 1964-5 700LS...... then it is a Baur!  ;) 

Thank you for posting the pics, Lisa and Lissa!  ;)

Newly discovered Baur at The Vintage, from American Drive:  
This is, of course , a very familiar Baur to us, which we have featured in Baurspotting a number of times.
Here it is back in 2013,  at left when it was owned by Bruce H., alongside its twin, Baur 3596, qoned by Will Bryant, also in Atlanta.   The color is actual Kastienrot.  ;)

This is Baur #2175, as listed in the International Baur Registry:

Pics below by Robert Kadunce

Thanks to all who have contributed these pics, and congrats again to Scott Sturdy for such an excellent job in presenting such wonderful event!  ;)