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, May 11, 2012

Lothar Schuettler's Garage

If there is ONE guy in the USA that Baurspotting is determined to meet one of these days.... THIS is the guy!  Meet Mr. Lothar Shuettler.

Lothar Schuettler's garage at his home in suburban MD.

For a peek inside, click on this link:

Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance top honor, “Best of Show,” was awarded to a 1937 BMW 328 Roadster owned by Lothar Schuettler of Darnestown, MD. First owned by famous German race driver Baron Fritz Huschke von Hanstein, the original cost was $2,792 US equivalent. It is only one of only 18 painted black. With the Baron at the wheel in 1938-39, this car saw many wins at such famous tracks as the Nurburgring, Hockenheim, LeMans and the Gorssglockner Hill Climb. Lost track of during WW II, the car resurfaced in 1953 as a white car and was sold by a German national to a US GI who brought it to the US and owned it for the next 40 years.

So.... who is Lothar Schuettler, you may ask?  Here is everything you wanted to know....

Wow.  :)  Incredible.    I love that article!

Here is Lothar's business:

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Lothar Schuettler opens his shop to local BMWCCA National Chapter members. And helps out.  Because he is that kind of a guy!
the link is to the local chapter's magazine.... scroll down to page 12, and you will find the article and pics.  

And here is his connection to Baurspotting:
Lothar imported one of our bimmerforum member's Baurs (vev), a very special wide-body:

Lothar Schuettler, center, stands near his 1956 BMW 502 convertible after driving it from his home in Bethesda, Maryland to the Saratoga Automobile Museum for this weekend's Saratoga Spring Invitational auto show. Schuettler's is one of about 10 remaining of the original 54 vehicles manufactured. Powering the vehicle was a V8 engine which was highly unusual at the time in Europe because of petrol costs. "When I was growing up in Germany most of the people driving cars like this were doctors or dentists" said Schuettler who also trailered a 1937 BMW 328S Roadster to the show. (ED BURKE, eburke@saratogian.com)

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