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, July 21, 2012

Baur Co-Designer: Hermann Wenzelburger

Are you a  Baur owner?   It doesn't matter what Baur you own.  If you don't know him already, this is a man you need to know.  Allow me to introduce..... Hermann Wenzelburger, co-designer of the Baur.

This pic is from a factory tour of the Baur plant in Stuttgart in 2002.  I believe he is still alive and living in Stuttgart, Germany.

Here he is pictured at the 100 Years of Baur Celebration in 2010 in Stuttgart. 

This is a pic of Hermann Wenzelburger, co-designer of the Baur, with his former company car.  This is a 'one-off' Baur, and it was the personal car of Hermann Wenzelburger.  You will note that it is not a "Targa' roof, but rather a "Landaulette" with a sunroof!

You don't get this stuff anywhere else, folks!  :)

Stay tuned!

Here is some more information about Herr Wenzelburger, and the restoration of the First E21 Baur.  That is Part 8 of an 8 part series, btw, .... so lots of stuff to see


  1. Unfortunately Mr. Wenzelburger died 31. July, 2014.
    We met him while the yearly Meeting of the Baur TC Interessengemeinschaft, he was a real nice Guy and it was nice to listen the Storys he told us.

  2. Thank you for letting me know. I had not heard that, although I knew that he was quite old. I am very saddened to hear.