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.

Baur Parts: Wanted/For Sale

Baurspotting offers this page as a service to Baur owners world-wide. Baurspotting has no affiliation with any ads on this page, unless otherwise noted. So....... caveat emptor. 
It is worth noting that several bimmerforums members have reported having good luck recently in obtaining some Baur specific parts, including roof seals and fasteners, through their local BMW dealership.  The new BMW Classic Center is one of the ways BMW is trying to cater to the owners of older classics, like ours.  (See ad below.) 



















Here is a diagram/parts list from Maximillian Importing Company for E21 Baur parts that may be helpful in determining what you need/want to sell or buy:
http://www.bmwmobiletradition-online.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=1831&mospid=47174&btnr=54_0246&hg=54&fg=15
Here is another diagram/parts list for E21 Baur parts that may be helpful in determining what you need/want to sell or buy:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E21/Sedan/Europe/323i-M20/RHD/M/1982/may/browse/sliding_roof_folding_top/


Here is a diagram/parts list for E30 Baur parts that may also be helpful:

http://2009.bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E30/2-doors/South_Africa/320i-M20/browse/sliding_roof_folding_top/baur_top_cabriolet-8/
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8/20/2013
I got the following email from my friend Hugo G. in Colombia today.  He is fixing up his E21 Baur and needs a couple of hard to find parts.  Does anyone have them?  Or a suggestion on where he might be able to obtain them?  Shoot me an email, and I will pass it along to him.  Thanks!

Hey Tom
Hope that you are doing ok!
Im still fixing my boy (it has taken forever but it is going to be worth it) and need to find two other hard to get parts. Could you please help me posting my needs in your Blog to see if I can find them?
What i need is:
1 x 51360006054 WINDOW SEALING REAR LEFT
1 x 51360006055 WINDOW SEALING REAR RIGHT
They are item 9 of the following diagram:
Could you please help me out?
Thank you!!
Take care
Parts diagram
Sponsored links
No.DescriptionSupplementQty From  Up To Part NumberPriceNotesPhoto
01Covering leftSCHWARZ151360006024ENDED
01Covering rightSCHWARZ151360006025ENDED
01Covering leftBLAU151360006026ENDED
01Covering rightBLAU151360006027ENDED
02EMBLEM ADHERED"BAUR"251140006000$33.15
03LEFT SUN VISOR151160006021ENDED
03LEFT SUN VISOR151160006022ENDED
04WATER DEFLECTOR FRONT LEFT151131827451$118.30
must be shortened
04WATER DEFLECTOR FRONT RIGHT151131827452$118.30
must be shortened
05MOULDING JOINT LEFT151131844035$7.04
05MOULDING JOINT RIGHT151131844036$7.04
06Left water deflector151130006001
06Right water deflector151130006002
07FanBAUR164110006625
08Cover151460006023ENDED
09WINDOW SEALING REAR LEFT151360006054ENDED
09WINDOW SEALING REAR RIGHT151360006055ENDED
10SIDE WINDWOW CLEAR LEFT151360006285ENDED
10SIDE WINDOW CLEAR RIGHT151360006286ENDED
10Side window, green, left151360006287ENDED
10SIDE WINDOW GREEN RIGHT151360006288
11MOLDING LEFT151360006283$117.51
11MOLDING RIGHT151360006284$117.51
12MOLDING LEFT151360006062$49.29
12MOLDING RIGHT151360006063$48.39
13MOLDING LEFTCHROM151360006056$46.21
13MOLDING RIGHTCHROM151360006057$46.21


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3/24/2014
Thanks to Bronzites in E30 bimmerforums for the link to this TC2 Cabrio top on Craigs list in San Diego, CA!



http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2014/03/e30-baur-cabrio-top-tc2-300-san-diego-ca.html


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8/7/2013
These are parts for a TC2 Baur.  We have seen (and posted) these before, but I just found them again tonight on a Photobucket page.  If memory serves, I think they are located in King, NC

http://s64.photobucket.com/user/biker50610/library/baur?sort=3&page=1

http://vehicles.oodle.com/detail/ton-of-bmw-parts/3452665394-raleigh-nc/?cm_mmc=OODLE_PREVIEW-_-www-_-NA-_-NA




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8/7/2013  Someone may be in need of this.

BMW 323i BAUR E30 TOP TO BODY GASKET WEATHERSTRIPPING 1983
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=161077903028&item=161077903028&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466




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6/11/2013
This is a repost of something we posted back in February.  I just came across it in r3v limited:
1984 318i TC2 Baur #42792







Originally part of this car.


http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?p=3764557&posted=1#post3764557



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6/11/2013

Thanks to my friend, Ryne M. for the heads up on this listing on ebay.  I am trying to contact the seller for specifics.   I will share what I learn here, folks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200933073724&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en





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3/7/2013  Thanks to 02rollin in another forum for this link to an 02 Baur Cabrio Targa parts site in Germany!

Michael Cahsel

Ihr BMW 02 Spezialist

http://www.bmw02.de/Targa.81.0.html?&L=2&print=&tx_tscahsel_pi1

No affiliation, etc.

[img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HdMj_vFcvjk/UTiJ_m9Ly5I/AAAAAAAANPs/HVXj5tK2bH8/s1600/cahsel_logo.gif[/img]


http://www.bmw02.de/Targa.81.0.html?&L=2&print=&tx_tscahsel_pi1[page]=0&cHash=539ce3ee17


And thanks to Paul H. (1972_Targa) in 2002FAQ, here is another:

Jaymic Secure Shopping Logo

http://www.jaymic.com/shop/subcategory.asp?catcode=60&subcatcode=141&page=1



It 

Old Stock and NLA items 02 Parts

Old stock parts and NLA for the 02 range that we have a supply of. Items in this section are rarely re-stocked so its a first-come first-served basis only, any customers who purchase these after stock is depleted will be refunded as soon as their order is processed and will be informed by email.

Total products in this section: 26

Page 1 of 6 pages


And... c.d. eisel (also in 2002FAQ) reminds us of the following:

AND BEFORE YOU pay for shipping, dollar/EURO conversion 
charge on your credit card, import duty taxes, check with 
your dealers right here in the good old USofA first 

ferinstance: 

seal # 5 - 51.71.1.820.370 sugg list us price $65 
cover folding top # 9 - 54.31.1.847.399 sugg list us price $529 

 

hard top: 

black hard top # 1 - 54.21.1.852.357 sugg list us price $1,113 
seal # 10 - 51.71.1.826.313 sugg list us price $49 


 

i'm just saying - when you look up these parts in 

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=2577&mospid=47122&btnr=54_0240&hg=54&fg=20 

oem site lists most/all of the parts priced HIGHER 
than what bmwna lists them for - check with yer home dealer first 
happy parts hunting.
These are all good suggestions, fellas!   Thanks to 02rollin, 1972_Targa and c.d.eisel!  

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2/16/2013   Thanks to 73colorado02 in Fort Mill SC.in 2002FAQ for this link.   We do know about this Baur being parted out, but this a good reminder to anyone who may have missed it previously.  

Parting bmw e30 Baur (king nc)

















Parting out this 84 318i bmw e30 baur. Rare car, too bad it was left out side an not taken care of for years. Has euro bumper on front along with euro valance
336-345-4131
extra pics
http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h172/biker50610/baur/ 






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1/6//2013 Thanks to Vanik B. for this link to a double headlight gril for the 2002.  Thanks, Vanik!

bmw 2002 double headlight grill (Sun Valley )

















Date: 
 khwxv-3526832825@sale.craigslist.org[?]
Very rare brand new

A nice upgrade for a BMW 1600/2002, twin headlight grilles. This is only for the grilles, a good

start though for someone who wants to make this conversion.
for more info contact www.bavariaautorepair.com
 
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  • Location: Sun Valley









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1/6/2013  thanks to Baur owner Vanik B for this link to a set of square, or rectangular headlights.  Thanks, Vanik!

bmw e21 square headlights (Sun Valley)


















Date: 
 gvbxc-3526878464@sale.craigslist.org[?]
Very rare: complete set of brand new Square Headlight-Grille for BMW E 21 (315-323i,Alpina C1,B6)

The light inserts were made by HELLA . Suitable for LHD cars.

Complete with bulbholders, bulbs (H1 and H4). They come with parking/city lights.
no bulbs including . For more info contact
www.bavariaautorepair.com
 
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  • Location: Sun Valley
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/3526878464.html


bmw e30 square headlights (sun valley)

















Date: 
 gdmt3-3526910969@sale.craigslist.org[?]
Very rare: complete set of brand new Square Headlight-Grille for BMW E 30

The light inserts were made by HELLA . Suitable for LHD cars.

Complete with bulbholders, bulbs (H1 and H4). They come with parking/city lights.
no bulbs including . For more info contact
www.bavariaautorepair.com
 
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  • Location: sun valley
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/pts/3526910969.html









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1/3/2013  This isnt a Baur-specific part but.... in case someone is interested in a 2002 wide body kit....

 Thanks to Ruffian in 2002 bimmerforums for the link!




Craigs list in CA.  No affiliation, etc.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/3517389364.html


ZENDER BMW 2002 ii 1600 FIBERGLASS WIDE BODY KIT - $650 (CENTRAL CA)

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Date: 2013-01-02, 2:24PM PST
Reply to this post 2t3kr-3517389364@sale.craigslist.org[?]


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 UP FOR GRABS IS A RARE ZENDER WIDEBODY KIT. CAME OFF A 10/75 BMW 2002. I REMOVED IT AS CAREFUL AS POSSIBLE. HAS SCRATCHES AND SOME HOLES. NOT PERFECT, CAN EASILY BE REPAIRED WHEN YOU'RE INSTALLING IT ON YOUR CAR. THIS IS FOR ALL 4 FENDERS. I DO HAVE THE FRONT VALANCE, HOWEVER I DID PUT IT ON E-BAY AND HAS A BID. http://www.ebay.com/itm/251206490575?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

SOMEONE LISTED/SOLD REPLICA FRONT FENDERS JUST THE 2, FOR 400.00 THESE ARE GENUINE ZENDER.

I LIVE IN VISALIA, CA. JUST SOUTH OF FRESNO, I CAN FIND YOU THE BEST SHIPPING QUOTE OR MEET UP IN LOS BANOS AREA, JUST LETTING YOU KNOW I HAVE SHIPPED VIA GREYHOUND, AND FOR THE HECK OF IT I GOT A QUOTE FROM HERE TO ALBANY NY. AND IT WAS 98.00. SO YOU HAVE AN IDEA, THIS IS VIA GREYHOUND AND YOU WILL NEED TO GO TO THE STATION AND PICK IT UP. FED EX GROUND MAY BE REASONABLE ALSO.

IF YOU'RE IN SAC I MAY BE ABLE TO MEET YOU IN MODESTO OR STOCKTON. MAKE AN OFFER. PLEASE TEXT ME(559)750-1260 THANK YOU. JR.



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11/28/2012  I received an email tonight from Hugo G, who asked the following:


"I just started to fix up a BAUR TC1 323i of 1982. As you know, some of the parts of the roof have already been discontinued and this is where my problem starts. I'm looking for the following parts:
2 x 54210010105
This part is item 7 of the diagram that can bee seen in the following link:

Do you know where I can find some? Could you point me in the right direction?"

Anyone out there parting out an E21 Baur!



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11/21/2012  thanks to THEPOOLEMAN  for this link to an ebay listing:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-Baur-Targa-Top-Blue-/130806697215?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e74afccff&vxp=mtr


BMW E30 Baur Targa Top Blue


Item condition:
Used
Was:
US $159.95 What does this price mean?
You save:
$31.99 (20%)
Sale ends in 1 day
Price:
US $127.96














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10/2/2012  OK, this is technically NOT a Baur part... but.... someone may want it as part of their Baur memorabilia collection!


 Jeff D. (BMWtyro in E30 bimmerforums)  has this video up for sale, featuring a TC2 Baur!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230859202528?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649














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9/28/2012 MIchael Behman in PA needs some glass trim for his E21 Baur project:
" i need passenger side quarter window trim for the ol baur"

anyone out ther have something to help him out?

email me if you can help.

tom82baur@gmail.com




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9/15/2012   Glass needed for 1973 BMW 2002 Baur Targa in Philly

I received the following email today from Chris I. in Philadelphia, PA. 

" i am chris in philly with the wrecked 2002 baur.
i need some parts to repair the car. i need
the driver side front triangle glass, the part that
would be a vent on a regular 2002. i also need
the driver side glass for the door. "



This is Chris' Baur after it was hit while parked on the street earlier this year

Another view.... this is why Chris needs the drivers side glass noted in his email.

This is Chris I. and his 2002 Baur Targa, at a happier moment.  I dont have the details, but I believe this pic was taken in Kansas a couple of years ago, while on an epic group journey.  Note that Chris is driving using the "landaulette' style:  Targa top on (keeping him in the shade), rear soft top open, allowing a 60 or 70 mph gale to blow through the Baur!  Only in a Baur!





Can you help put that big smile back on Chris' face?  Shoot me an email if you have the part(s) he needs.
tom82baur@gmail.com


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8/26/2012  Replacement top for 2002 Baur Targa
bmw_02_baur_verdeck_shop


Email: sale @ eurotop.de

http://www.verdeck.de/cabrio-verdeck-capotta-capote-capota-kap-car-hood-shop/contents/en-uk/d86_bmw-02-baur-targa-cabrio-verdeck-convertible-car-hood-top-capote-cappotta-capotta-capota-kap.html











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7/23/2012
TC2 Blue Targa Top for sale on ebay:  $199.95 Buy It Now
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200786496807&item=200786496807&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466





Up for consideration is a BMW E30 Genuine Baur Convertible Targa Top in Blue.

This top is in beautiful condition (see photos). This is a great opportunity to get the perfect top for your Rare Vintage Classic Baur.

It is very hard to to get an exact quote for this part because of it's size and weight therefore I am offering FREE SHIPPING on this part within the Continental U.S.




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6/26/2012   ThePooleman's TC2  New Hampshire

FS Zender Early Euro spoiler and rear apron   UPDATE:  Rear apron is sold 6/28/2012.




The front spoiler is still attached in this pic.  FS: Zender E30 Front spoiler and rear apron


Here is his listing in bimmerforums:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1855873

"I have a Early Euro Zender front spoiler painted Alpine white the paint is only a few years old on it and a NOS matching rear appron never mounted or painted the apron is perfect. The front spoiler has fog lamps The buckets and wiring harness are included.
I have a complete M technic one kit for the car so I don't need this kit. I am asking $600.00 for it. I don't need to sell it to eat, pay my rent etc the price is fair and firm . I live in Concord in and work in Nashua."








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6/12/2012  I found this tonight on eBay from Texas.  Someone may need it.  Euro M20 engines 320/6 and 323i.

HAYNES BMW 320 32OI 323I 325I 1977-1987 STO E REGISTRATION 6-CYL REPAIR MANUAL

HAYNES BMW 320 32OI 323I 325I 1977-1987 STO E REGISTRATION 6-CYL REPAIR MANUAL

Item condition:Remanufactured
Quantity:
2 available
Please enter a quantity of $quantity$ or less
Please enter a quantity of 1
Please enter a quantity of $quantity$ or less
Please enter a lower number
Please enter quantity of 1 or more
US $18.95
Buy It NowBuy It Now

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAYNES-BMW-320-32OI-323I-325I-1977-1987-STO-E-REGISTRATION-6-CYL-REPAIR-MANUAL-/220903267392?hash=item336edc5c40&item=220903267392&pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&vxp=mtr




BAUR PARTS FOR SALE:

We are in contact with several Baur owners that will be offering some Baur-specific spare parts for sale. This may include an entire car. Stay tuned for updates.

Do you have spare Baur parts available? If you would like to post them here just shoot me an email! Posting here is free, of course!
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4/28/2012

BMW E30 GENUINE BAUR CONVERTIBLE TARGA TOP IN BLACK

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-GENUINE-BAUR-CONVERTIBLE-TARGA-TOP-IN-BLACK-/180865250130?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a1c68b352#ht_4281wt_952




BMW E30 GENUINE BAUR CONVERTIBLE TARGA TOP IN BLUE






E30 Baur convertible roof seal
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-GENUINE-BAUR-CONVERTIBLE-ROOF-SEAL-PERFECTION-/180865250134?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a1c68b356#ht_3979wt_952









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4/6/2012


Whole Baur for Sale in Virginia!






Thanks to HarryPR (Baurspotter of the Week!) for the heads up on this Baur being sold as a whole parts car in Springfield VA!

this is a rare 1980 323i e21 baur 5sp m20 unknown miles , disk brakes all around , slip diff. engine is in good shape its been sitting for a while , the top is in good shape just needs to be clean , recaro seats needs some work . pm for parts prices . thanks 


http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1814298&highlight=e21&fb_source=message


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2/24/2012  Look familiar? 

These are the clips that are supposed to be holding your hardtop in place in the trunk.  All I have are the stubs on my car.  I need a set of these!  :)

http://www.bmw-baur-tc-club.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80&Itemid=91

New!

Hardtop TC1 rubber holders
as a set for the price of
45, - € incl 19% VAT
Single piece price for Left or Right
24,95 € including 19% VAT

TC1_Halter


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2/24/2012

BMW E30 3 SERIES 1982-1994 BAUR CENTRE ROOF HOOD SECTION CONVERTIBLE

GBP 100.00
Approximately US $157.02
Buy It NowBuy It Now

BMW E30 3 SERIES 1982-1994 BAUR CENTRE ROOF HOOD SECTION CONVERTIBLE
VERY GOOD CONDITION
TAKEN OFF A 1985 B REG BAUR









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2/24/2012

BMW E30 GENUINE BAUR CONVERTIBLE TARGE TOP STORAGE RUNNERS













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2/24/2012 

BMW E30 GENUINE BAUR CONVERTIBLE PARCEL SHELF **MINT ***

GBP 19.99
Approximately US $31.39
Buy It NowBuy It Now
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-GENUINE-BAUR-CONVERTIBLE-PARCEL-SHELF-MINT-/180808401967?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2a1905442f






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2/24/2012 

BMW E30 3 SERIES 1982-1994 BLACK BAUR ROOF HOOD REAR SECTION CONVERTIBLE
GBP 200.00
Approximately US $314.04
Buy It NowBuy It Now

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-3-SERIES-1982-1994-BLACK-BAUR-ROOF-HOOD-REAR-SECTION-CONVERTIBLE-/251002084008?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a70e3daa8




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2/20/2012  TC2 Removable hard top for Baur
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-3-SERIES-1982-1994-BAUR-CENTRE-ROOF-HOOD-SECTION-CONVERTIBLE-/250984194224?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a6fd2e0b0


Item Number: 250984194224

cant get a pic to post, but it is in the UK



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2/20/2012
http://whttp://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-Baur-TC-Hood-Roof-Convertible-Cabriolet-325-323-320-318-316-/320849166629?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab419c125ww.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-Baur-TC-Hood-Roof-Convertible-Cabriolet-325-323-320-318-316-/320849166629?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab419c125

eBay UK
Item number:  320849166629

BMW E30 Baur TC hood with main roof section in black. Removed from a 1986 325i TC Baur.
Great condition for being 26 years old with no rips, tears or splits in the hood at all. The rear screen is also undamaged though has gone a bit milky but you can still see through it.
The donor car until recently was stored in a barn on a farm so has not seen the road for years and as such the hood wants a good clean though is very presentable considering where its been for most of the last decade.
Its obviously very hard to describe a 26 year old hood accurately and everyone has different opinions on condition so why not come and have a look for yourself. If you are too far away I have lots of photos, please forward me an email address if you wish to see them.
I may split the hood from the roof section if its just the hood you need, open to sensible offers on this.
All parts from the car are available, please message with your part requirements.
Local collection is preferred but postage is not a problem, please get in touch for an international shipping quote, advertised cost is UK MAINLAND only, Highlands & Islands etc will cost more..
Lot's of BMW spare's available, feel free to ask if you need anything or why not take a look at my other listing's.
Call me on 07501 306792 to arrange a viewing or with any question's.
Paypal welcomed, all part's sent recorded delivery.
Currently breaking E34 540i, 535i Sport & M5, E30 325i Touring, Saloon, Cabriolet & Baur Convertible, E36 M3 Evo, 328i Touring, 325i Coupe, 316i & 318is Coupe and E24 635csi.








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2/14/2012  Thanks to Seth up in the PNW for the heads up on this, reminding me that it is still on the market:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/2803886955.html

83-91 bmw baur top with plastic window - $200 (milw)


Date: 2012-02-12, 12:35PM PST
Reply to: mailto:mgjcp-2803886955@sale.craigslist.org?subject=83-91%20bmw%20baur%20top%20with%20plastic%20window%20-%20%24200%20(milw)&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fportland.craigslist.org%2Fclc%2Fpts%2F2803886955.html%0A [Errors when replying to ads?]



1983-1991 Baur rear convertible top assy, with plastic window. SADDLE color. New in box $200 obo

  • Location: milw





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2/13/2012


TC2 Baur found in a junkyard. Flyboyx salvaged the Baur top, etc. from it and is offering it for sale.


We are much indebted to robrez in the E30 bimmerforum for posting this link today. Wow! what a find!

Thank you robrez, Baurhunter of the Week!
Here is his post in bimmerforums.... followed by the Baur thread:
N.B. There are a lot more pictures in the thread below than what I have posted here, btw.

Posted by flyboyx on the r3vlimited board.
very rare E30 BAUR rescue roof retrofit. almost complete



ok, so i was wandering around the jy yesterday and came across a Baur e30 that some thoughtless tool turned in. as you know this kind of place will never sell you a complete car. it really makes me upset to see such a rare vehicle wind up in the crusher. Originally i pulled off the roof panel and a few pieces of proprietary hardware. last night i started thinking about this car kind of like the way my girlfriend looks at those dog rescue shelters. kinda want to save them all. anyway, i went back today and removed the entire roof area so it can be grafted onto another e30 coupe. as you can see by my sig, I have too many projects right now. if this doesn't sell, i was thinking down the road to fabricate it onto one of my ix's. as a result, i am not willing to separate any parts. all or nothing. i just want it to go to a good home where it is going to be put on a car and adored by its owner.

i know that not everyone finds a baur aesthetically pleasing, but they are awesome and they are very rare. not as pretty as an m3, but definitely much harder to come by. i could see this sort of project as something levent's shop might do. this top came off an 84 euro, but the good thing is that it can be made to fit any e30 coupe.

the setup is mostly complete. it is just missing two items: the driver's side quarter window was broken when i got to the car. also, the passenger side quarter window trim is missing. you will be able to see these defects in the photos below. i know of two e30 parts baur's a few hours west of here. i don't know if the guy is willing to sell parts off them, but at least it would be a start.

here comes the pix:

as you can see, all of the vinyl is really in excellent condition. it is dirty in the pix, but there are no rips, tears, or abrasions that i can see.



here is the vin if anyone with a carfax subscription feels like checking the history and posting it here. last digit is a 3.









the original convertible top vinyl is actually in good condition as well. the back window is gone as you can see. i think you could get away with just replacing the window for a while. if you decide to replace the entire thing, at least there is good fabric to make a pattern from.



here is the broken window mentioned above.



here is the missing trim piece on the pax side. i had removed this window yesterday and that is why it just looks like it was placed there because it was. also the horizontal piece of chrome trim that is hanging down is also in good condition. it fits into a channel in the bottom of the rubber that goes around the window. i didn't have time to put it back together before i shot the pix.



there is very minor surface rust on the lip that holds the back of the convertible top down. it would easily come off with a wire brush on an angle grinder. the package tray is in rough shape but it is complete and will be easy to use a pattern to make a new one. it is simply made from 1/8" mdf or particle board with a thin Berber carpet glued on the top.



the headliner is complete and in good condition. just like a cabrio removable hardtop, it is loose and will need to be reglued back into place.

there are two small holes in the roof panel headliner, but they are covered up by the frame rails when the top is mounted on the car.



yes, that was a german check panel. some stupid jackass tried to remove the front plastic sheet instead of pulling the entire panel. i know this because i found the front laying in the car in pieces









even the baur seat belts and the roof panel storage brackets are there. i included trunk hinges and torsion bars to make it as easy as possible to reinstall this in another car.





proprietary baur rear interior panels. obviously in black.





these are included too.



ok, price.....this stuff is so rare and hard to find. i don't even think there are any active users on this forum with a baur. i did a search to see what others were selling parts for and was not able to find a single thing. as i said before, i really want this to go to a good home. i would be proud to see this in a build thread for one of our fellow forum member's cars. its pretty hard to put a price on this, but considering that i have two days invested in driving to the yard and the better part of the day today cutting it off. also, i feel like they screwed me a little on the price by nickel and diming every little part on the assembly. the figure i have in mind is 1200.00. since i am advertising this on a national forum, i am willing to ship, but as you can imagine, i would prefer and give preference to a local pickup.

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Thank you robrez and thank you flyboyx!!

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2/8/2012
The seller, Kevin S., of Lake Forest CA contacted me today about a TC1 Baur that he has for sale on eBay for parts:
Baur for parts!

1979 323i Baur for parts
Item number: 270910726909
Here is the Ultimate Project Car! I have been the owner of this vehicle since it was imported back in 1985.The federal / DOT sticker is in the door jam. My ex girlfriend ran the car to hot one summer day and cracked the block - It has been garaged ever since. I have a replacement block and the original top end (see pictures). I basically have all that is needed to put this car back together. Little time and no energy to do it. The bad - The floor pan is rusted, dent on the passenger side door and the car has a salvage title. My bad on that when I bought it back from the insurance company. I was ingnorent at the time. The rest - it needs a lot of TLC to get her back on the road. This vehicle is worth a lot in just the parts.....Wheels with brand new tires at $300, the euro bumpers at $300, The recaro seats at $150, the 4 speed tranny and diff at $300, engine subframe at $100, the engine at $350 and finally the Baur Top at $ ? $ And so on and on - Again, I have all that is needed to put her back together, just no time or energy to do it. I will have this vehicle up for sale locally and by other means, so I will exercise the right to close the auction. I will expect a 50% pament via PayPal at the close of the aucten. The pick up is entirely upon the buyer in a timely manner. I truly hope that a collector / enthuist picks this car up and restores her.
Good luck bidding - Thanks
http://www.ebay.com/itm/79-BMW-Europ...efaultDomain_0



Lots of other pics on the eBay listing.

Also he has another E21 for sale on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-...item3f138b185b
1981 BMW 323i E21
This is a very clean 31 year old car. It does hawever have a few signs of its age(see pictures) with some cosmetic rust. The major areas for rust concerns - the trunk, door sills and floor pan do not. It has a four speed manual tranny and yes I do have the matching 4th wheel. The tires are brand new Dunlops. Last year I spent over $500 taking it out of 'Non Op'. I have never smogged the vehicle. I was intending on restoring it but I have lost the energy and time to do so. I purchsed the car for over $5k some 6/7 years ago. The economy was good back then....right? My loss will be your gain - such as life ! She starts right up and runs very strong. This will be a great 323i project for the winner! I do have this vehicle up for sale locally and will reserve the right to close the auction. The car is being sold 'as is' with no return or warenty. I expect a payment of $500.00 at close of auction. The buyer is responsible for pick up at a timely manner. The remaining purchase cost to be paid at that time. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions. Thanks and good luck!

Item number: 270910822491



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2/6/2012

This post appeared in E21 bimmerforums today. Baur is located in London UK area.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1785245

"Breaking E21 316 and 320 baur



Hello!

I've got too many cars sitting around!

Complete 320 baur, engine has damaged crank, and head possibly damaged, rest of the car is intact, water tight roof, leather interior, nice rims

really miffed at the engine going, promising car, amazing in the summer

316 engine ran a year ago, steering column snapped, dent in driver side wing, small 10p size dent in hood and rear hood, interior tidy, tatty but nice rims

320 runs but idles low, 316 will need to be trailered

Any offers on taking complete cars or certain parts?

tm_stuntman@live.co.uk

thxs James"

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2/1/2012 Request for Help from a Baur owner: see Parts wanted below


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BAUR PARTS FOR SALE

1/18/2012  Just found this on Portland OR craigslist:

83-91 bmw baur top with plastic window - $200 (milw)


Date: 2012-01-16, 11:05PM PST
Reply to: mailto:sale-umgjc-2803886955@craigslist.org?subject=83-91%20bmw%20baur%20top%20with%20plastic%20window%20-%20%24200%20(milw)&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fportland.craigslist.org%2Fclc%2Fpts%2F2803886955.html%0A [Errors when replying to ads?]



1983-1991 Baur rear convertible top assy, with plastic window. SADDLE color. New in box $200 obo
  • Location: milw
PostingID: 2803886955
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December 28, 2011. New Listing!
Thanks to bimmerforums member (and Baur owner) 1rdmanahan1 for alerting us to this:

http://www.bmwe21.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16731

That should be a link to the bmwe21.net site where 'Mobster' is selling Baur parts. He is located in Birmingham, UK. The Baur he is parting out is a 323i, but that is all I have right now on the car. I will try to obtain more specifics, as to year, color, etc.



BAUR PARTS WANTED:









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WANTED:  Baur TC2 owner docsoc from E30 bimmerforums is looking for: 







"Looks like the part is/are: Lock left 54 31 0 006 348 Lock right 54 31 0 006 349 Also the Fan Cover Back 64 11 0 006 625 Sealing 51 71 0 006 415 "

Those part number are from the E30 parts diagram (above).

WANTED: Baur owner 'Ras' is in need of the locking mechanism and the lock plate for his Baur TC1 convertible top. He is also interested possibly in an engine. If you have what he needs, please shoot me a email, and I will put you touch with him.

tom82baur@gmail.com


WANTED:  Rubber seal for cabriolet roof.  Part #15 in this diagram.
The BMW part number is: 51 71 0 006 308


Please contact:   tom82baur@gmail.com


WANTED: Right and left hardtop support rubber tabs that clip on the hardtop when stored in the trunk. tom82baur@gmail.com


Email your parts available/parts needed to me at tom82baur@gmail.com. I will post them here.  FREE!




If you wish to post to this page, or you wish to contact one of the sellers, just shoot me an email:  tom82baur@gmail.com
'Looking for the latch that holds the convertible up in the back Both would be nice, they have rusted the ribbets that hold the latch to the top. So... any assistance would be greatly appreciated. '

Request for Help from a Baur owner



I received this email today (2/1/2012) from Baur owner Matt, and I am posting it verbatim. Any help, suggestions, etc. greatly appreciated. Matt, btw, owns two Baurs, including this well-known one #917:
http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/201...-baur-917.html


"Tom,
My 323i TC has one of the latches that lets go of the removable hard portion of the top 'frozen'. I was driving today, and heard the hard top jostling - like it wasn't securely latched down. I noticed the passenger's side latch handle wasn't fully in the 'up' position, so I gave it a hard push, and it went 'up'. The jostling continued. When I got to work, I found that I couldn't pull the latch down. Putting some considerable force on it, it finally moved, but in a not-so-good sounding way. Now whatever position I put that latch into, it won't release that side of the top.
Could you post this for me to see if your readers have any suggestions?
Best,
Matthew"

"The part: It's 54210006051, the right side top latch. I'd also take a 54210006049, the left side top latch. If you could post it, I'd appreciate it!

matthew"

Parts diagram here:
http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E2...p_cabriolet-4/

Anyone have this part as a spare to sell?

Thanks in advance.