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.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Two 2002 Baurs: one on ebay and a 2002 white Baur in Philly

While surfing Bring a Trailer, I came across a post from last June showing the blue 2002 Baur below, which was for sale on ebay at the time .  (It eventually sold for $18301, btw.)  
In the comments below (attached below) I saw mention of another Baur that had been seen parked on the street in Philly.   Sure enough, someone then posted that they knew the car and the owner!  
Incidentally, our own fellow Baur owner, HarryPR, the ubiquitous HarryPR, contributes to the comments section.  This guy is EVERYWHERE!  :)
So, just for the heck of it, I checked the referenced location (a few blocks north of Fairmount Ave in the Northern Liberties section of Philly), and what do you know?  If you go to google maps, search for  "714 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA."..... Voila!  There it is!  A white 2002 Baur with a black roof and a rear spoiler, parked right there on the street!
This reminds me of The Adventure of the Baur in the Brush last spring, in which the indefatigable Tom D. located the Baur near the beach in northern CA via its latitude and longitude coordinates!

Amazing world!
mike from philly
“There’s a decrepit white Baur that sits on 3rd St. in Philadelphia, a couple blocks north of Fairmount in Northern Liberties.”
That belongs to my old 2002 mechanic, it is parked in front of his house. He has a little shop around the corner on American that might still have an old dump truck parked in front. It took him a long time to find his Baur. Funny, I was thinking about showing him this listing as I read your comment mentioning his car.
If anyone in Philly needs a 2002 mechanic, he is your man.

@Brian H and mike from philly…Chris Stone is a great asset to the 02 community. Cool guy!

This is the text from the ebay listing on the Blue Baur:

1974 BMW 2002 Baur Targa
Brilliant Blue Exterior / Ferrari Leather Black Interior
Exterior Restoration
4 Speeds
1 of 1900 Baur Built Targas

A recipient of a Fresh Exterior Restoration in the brilliant Blue, this 4 Speed Targa is truly a rare find. This 1975 BMW 2002 Baur Targa was part of a limited production run of 1963 units, between 1971 and 1975 by BMW factory authorized Karosserie Baur. They were also responsible for models such as the BMW M1 and Porsche 959. A Removable Targa Top rests above the front passenger compartment, behind it a Soft Cabriolet Top folds back to give the rear passengers a peak at the sun. Power comes from its original and efficient 2 Liter Inline 4 cylinder engine and 4 Speed Manual Transmission that has been regularly serviced and maintained. This Car is imported from Germany the speedo meter is in KM and reads only original 139.000 Kilometer = 85.000 Miles.
The car has Turbo Karosserie with front and back spoiler. Aluminum Rim’s and Recaro sport seat’s retail one Seat 2000 US$.
The Interior is Black leather used by Ferrari.
It breaks my heart but I have to sell this rare unique Car. This Car was driven on the German Autobahn and knows speed. It handles like a sport car and hugs those mountain curves like a Porsche.
If you are a true BMW collector or you just love the 2002 edition this is a must have. These cars are selling up to 40.000 US$. There is no reserve on this car. I hope it will find a good home.
Thank you for looking at this rare German beauty.

Check Google Street View Maps…. the white 2002 Baur is parked in front of 714 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia in the pic. It is on the left side of the street going north.
I am amazed to find it exactly where you guys said it would be when you posted those comments last June. And who knows how long ago that pic was taken for Street View maps? Amazing.

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