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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

South African-built Baur Spotted in Metro DC Area!

Baurhunter Alert!  Metro DC area!
This photo was posted on 2/6/2012 by bimmerforums member FrOzEnSoLiD, who is from the northern VA area.  According to TomDC, it appears to have Maryland plates. 

N.B.  1) Right hand drive.
          2) No Baur TC badge on the B pillar (roll bar).
          3) Unusual Color
          4) The color of the Baur frame is matched to the body color.

All of those items noted above serve to help us identify this unusual find as one of the 3500 TC2 Baurs built in South Africa under license to Baur Stuttgart.

Baur Guru Jeroen J. of The Netherlands, resident authority on all things Baur in bimmerforums, has commented on the above:
"The Baur from FrozenSolid's pic is a South-African build Baur. It hasn't the "Baur TC" plates on the B-pillar, but the most recognizable part is the coloured Baur-frame (all Stuttgart build Baur's have a black frame). About 3500 Baur TC's where build by the SA BMW-factory. The frames where put on before the car was sprayed or anything."

That is the first South African-produced Baur we have spotted in the US, as far as I know.

Your assignment, Baurhunters, should you choose to accept it:  LET'S FIND THAT BAUR! Maryland plates, metro DC area..... how hard can it be? Can't be more than 3 or 4 million cars to sift through, right?

I wonder if Lothar Schuettler knows about this one.... or perhaps the BMWCCA National Chapter? Any National Chapter members here?

If you know anything about this Baur, please email me, or post your info to us in bimmerforums thread here:

My email:  tom82baur@gmail.com


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