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.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The First Baur: A Restoration Project Pictorial, Part II

We are continuing with our special treat, the Restoration of the First Baur #000001.  In the previous post we showed some pics of the Baur when it made its first appearance in 1976.  The last pic showed the Baur when it was rediscovered in very sorry condition, missing its engine, among other things.

Here is the pic of Baur #000001 when it was found.

You can see the sad condition of the interior and also you can see that the transmission appears to be missing.

This is where the engine should be, of course.
The rusty battery holder, hood support bracket and the fuse box.
The cabriolet roof and rear window.

The trunk was being used as a parts storage area, apparently.

To give you an inkling of what is coming in Part III, our next installment, here is a pic of that same trunk area after it has been restored.  What an excellent job they have done!


Stay tuned!

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