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, May 23, 2011

Just A Car Guy Blog: Baur TC2 "M" ??!!

Baurspotting got a plug on the "Just A Car Guy" blog over the weekend, so I thought I would return the favor.  Pretty cool blog, lots of BMW stuff, including a Baur TC2  with an "M" Badge that apparently was on the cover of Roundel Magazine in November 2009  (I think).  Check it out.


That is a pretty highly esteemed car blog, apparently.  Take a look at his sidebar:  Momma Mia!  Some great stuff there!

Whoa.... is that an "M" badge??!!  Anyone know anything about this car?


  1. Yes, it was featured in Roundel.
    S-50, 285 hp conversion by Bullet Performance in Costa Mesa, Ca.

  2. Thank you for that info! I will try to check out the November 2009 Roundel, and perhaps we can add it to our growing list of Baurs in the media!

  3. The article is called "RARA AVIS' starting on page 62 on the November 2009 Roundel! Interesting enough, that is also the title of our E30 bimmerforums Baur thread.... only we named it in English rather than Latin. (Rara Avis is Latin for 'Rare Bird. Don't ask how I know.) ;)
    I am not sure if this link will work for anyone else .... since I had to access it using my subscription to Roundel:

    If you are a BMWCCA member you should be able to get to it with your own login, etc. Looks like a great article, btw.

  4. it looks like it made the cover of that issue.
    It was also in Bimmer, Oct 2011. pg. 81-84.

  5. Absolutely correct!

    Issue 101
    OCTOBER 2011

    Available as a Back Issue
    "E30 323i Baur Cabrio: The Keeper
    They’ve been through 26 years and three engines together, and Harald Ertelt still loves his grey-market Baur Cabriolet."

    Thank you! Can anyone get us a copy of this article?