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.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pair of BMW 700 LS projects in Bring a Trailer

Thanks to THEPOOLEMAN for this article in Bring a Trailer!

Thanks, Ed!

UPDATE 8/28/2012:  Check out this related post:

June 20, 2012  Cover Stories / German / Inspiration / Under $20k  37 comments 

4 Cylinders in Total: Pair of 1962 BMW 700 LS Luxus

This pair of 1962 BMW 700 LS Luxus project cars are being offered by the same seller who listed this BMW 700S ex-racer back in April. One is said to be largely complete and solid though in need of restoration, while the other is described as a rusty parts-car or major project. Although even the good one will need a tremendous amount of work, the 700 is a rarely seen model that was both an important model for BMW and a success in period motorsports. Hopefully at least one of them will receive a proper restoration. Find them here and here on eBay in Atlanta, Georgia without reserve.

The light green 700 is said to be largely complete with repairable rust. The worst of the rot is said to be in the rockers and at the base of the c-pillars, both of which will clearly require new metal. The rest of the car is stricken with surface rust, but appears to be otherwise reasonably clean. The second white 700 is said to be a probable parts car with severe rust in the rockers, around the headlights, and again the bottom of both c-pillars. The tail lights pictured also do not come with the car.
1962 BMW 700LS Green For Sale Rear
The interior of the green 700 is said to be largely complete though in need of a serious restoration. While the dash appears crack free and some trim looks useable, any soft materials appear to be beyond repair, and the rust-colored floorboards don’t inspire confidence. No mention is made about the interior condition of the white 700, so it can only be presumed to be worse.
1962 BMW 700LS Green For Sale Interior
The green 700 is said to come complete with its drivetrain, though the seller is clear that it doesn’t run and probably hasn’t in ages. The white 700 for its part is said to be have no drivetrain at all. While building one up for vintage rallies is certainly an option, it was the coupe that won most of the victory laurels, so we’d be more inclined to restore one of them to original condition and use it as a stylish micro-car grand tourer.
1962 BMW 700LS Green For Sale Motor
The BMW 700 managed to successfully bridge the gap between BMW as bubble-car maker and BMW as we know it today. Compared to the 600, the improved mechanicals and Michelotti styled body made the 700 far more substantial than its predecessor. Unfortunately, what it gained in substance it lost in bubble-car novelty, which perhaps is why it’s a BMW model that’s often fallen through the cracks. While neither of these restoration projects are for the faint of heart, we hope that at least one of them will receive proper attention and appear back on the road again.



  1. Gents:

    here 2 of the 3 cars we are making nut and bolt restoration. we will have our LSL luxus done by next week and I will publish the complete pictures of the series on BMW 700's.
    cabrio, sport coupe ( with right sport engine and sport gearbox, exact replica of # 38) and the limo "luxus". I hope enjoy the pictures.
    here the link:

  2. Great pics, nice work on those 700s! Thank you for posting them!

    Where are those cars located?

    1. I have them in MIami, fl and we are finishing a 700 LS luxus next week. they will be on the market for a bmw's collectors soon.

    2. let me know and I will post it on the "Baurs For Sale" page in this blog. Free, of course! Great job, I look forward to seeing your work!

  3. Here ya go, fellas.... a post for you guys!


    Great job!