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, July 27, 2012

Production and Export Figures for the E21 TC1 Baur

Baur #00048, possibly one of the original 17 officially exported to Canada.  Presently owned by Afonso in CT.

Thanks to this great site for the following statistics on the E21 Baur TC1:

N.B.  Comments in red are by Baurspotting.  All other info is from this website:
Check it out!
These are the production numbers for the various engines that were available for the TC1 Baur.  As you can see, the majority of the Baurs came with the M20, either the 2.0L or the 2.3L.
315 61 
316 591 
318/318i 410
320 1874
323 1659
                                              = 4595-built Baur TC1

The chart below shows the numbers of Baurs that were exported by the factory, and their respective destinations.  As you can see, according to this chart, only 3 TC1 Baurs were ever officially exported to the USA.
The researched factory export figures:     (INFO tc1.de of Baur)

 Country No. of items Country No. of items  Country  No. of items Country  No. of items
 Africa 15 France 148 Qatar2Arab Emirates18
 Egypt 7 French Guiana 2 Colombia11Singapore2
 Andorra A Great Britain 566 KuwaitASpain11
 Argentina A Guadaloup A MartiniqueASouth Africa85
 Australia 82 Hong Kong 13 Netherlands70TunisiaA
 Barain A Ireland 9 Austria4Turkey
 Belgium 131 Italy 253 Panama2USA3
 Cayen A Jordan A Saudi Arabia2Cyprus4
 Chile 2 Canada 17 Sweden37 
 Denmark 5 Canary Islands 2 Switzerland38

In the chart below, you can see that there are now 65 reported TC1 Baurs in the US.  I am sure that Baurspotting is the source of that figure, although the number needs to be updated.  We have now found and identified 80 TC1 Baurs.  And still counting!  
Stay tuned!

Countries to my knowledge by Baur No. or photos (will always be under construction)
Counting on and on ...
 Country No. of items Country No. of items  Country  No. of items Country  No. of items
 Argentina   4 Canada   4 Romania   2 South Africa   7
 Australia 28 Colombia 11 Sweden   6 Czechia   8
 Belgium 38 Latvia   A Switzerland 12  Tunisia   2
 Brazil   A Lithuania   A Serbia   A Turkey   3
 Bulgaria   2 Malaysia   2 Singapore   A Hungary   A
 Chile   3 New Zealand   7 Spain 20 USA 65
 Denmark   5 Netherlands101   Cyprus   A
 Estonia   5 Norway   4  
 Finland   A Austria   5    
 France 59 Panama   A    
 Greece   A Philippines   A  
Great Britain125 Poland   9  
 Hong Kong   2 Portugal   2    
 Italy 33 Puerto Rico   A    
 Indonesia   2      
 Ireland   7       
 Iran   A    

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