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, February 19, 2018

BMW 1600 CABRIOLET. Very rare car. Same owner 23 years. Complete restoration. Chamonix in the UK ebay!

I spotted this ad in BMW 2002 Classifieds tonight:

BMW 1600 CABRIOLET. (1968)
Warwickshire. UK
Chamonix White immaculate 
Ebay listing #
Approx $60,000 USD depending on exchange rates.

Here is the ebay listing: 

Item specifics

Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read more
Year: 1968
Drive Side: Left-hand driveManufacturer: BMW
Safety Features: ImmobiliserModel: 2002
In-Car Audio: AM/FM StereoDoors: 2
V5 Registration Document: PresentColour: White
Country/Region of Manufacture: GermanyReg. Date: 09/12/1968
Service History Available: YesEngine Size: 1,600
Type: Sports/ConvertibleTransmission: Manual
Previously Registered Overseas: YesSeats: 4
Many 02 enthusiasts will have possible noticed I have relisted my Cabriolet  for sale, I can reassure you my example is in extremely good solid rust free condition after benefitting a completed body off restoration some years ago at the same time have a professional engine rebuild undertaken by Walden Engineering in Cambridge incorporating a polished head and enlarged inlet valve with twin 40 Weber’s. 
only covering 9300miles since 1995. It’s extremely solid and rust free i can forward many more images to all interested parties showing all bodywork and other areas. The Cabriolet comes with a large restoration and history file. 

The Cabriolet is currently in winter storage and available for any mechanical and bodywork inspection.

I have hardly had time to enjoy the Cabriolet for years due to work commitments only covering a few hundred miles each summer, it’s regularly serviced each year. 

The full description of the Sale is listed below.

I am selling my rare BMW 1600 Cabriolet after 23 years of ownership, its the last of my collection of classic 02’s, having owned previously the official BMW UK 1974 2002 Turbo press and test car also an Original 74 ALPINAa4S (now in the USA) along with a 67 BMW 1600 Coupe and Tii Lux.
The Paint is the original colour of Chamonix White with black calf leather upholstery and black hood, never driven in the wet and is in excellent condition. Completely restored in 1995 (there is a large photographic record in the history file)  having benefited from a new fabric roof, carpets, and re trimmed black leather original seats. I had a complete body off restoration to the chassis rails with new BMW panels also with a complete engine rebuild with mild upgrades undertaken by Walden Engineering who were based in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire. Walden was made up of staff from the famous Blynstein Engineering in Shepreth. The original M10 engine has the modification of twin Weber 40 DCOE carbs, and Schrick camshaft however, it's completely original in all other respects inc matching numbers, including the standard four-speed transmission, it has only covered 15,500km (9,600 miles) since the restoration back in 1995.  Its very quick with 120hp output and drives superbly. 
Moted till OCT 2019.
The documents in the history file shows it was delivered new to BMW in Paris and the previous seller in the USA mentioned it was ordered for Pierre Cardin the French Fashion designer although, hard evidence has been difficult to confirm these statements and needs to be explored further.  It was bought by a lady in Los Angeles in 1983, which is where it resided until 1994 when a collector brought it to the UK along with a few other Classics and advertised it for sale in England, to where i purchased it  immediately.
This vehicle has won numerous BMW 2002 club awards over the years and wherever she goes it seems to draw a crowd and believed to be the only UK road registered example.
I am a longtime 02 enthusiast and not a trader and if i have missed off any information, plenty more images can be provided including the restoration.
These Cabriolets rarely come up for sale and please do ask me any questions.
This example is believed to be the ONLY road U.K. registered example.
If you would like to arrange an independent inspection please message me, the vehicle is in winter storage near Stratford upon Avon. Only 30 minutes drive from Birmingham international airport. call/sms (44) 7715590199.  
I am happy to provide some names of classic car export companies who export Classics overseas. 
Many thanks

Winning buyer please comply with payment instructions and collection.
Thank you.

1 day 21 hours to go as of this writing.  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202233146307?ViewItem=&item=202233146307

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