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.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Four---Check That---- FIVE --- MAKE IT SIX!--- Forget it! It is now 7! Baurs at SoCal Vintage 2012!

UPDATE OF THE UPDATE TO THE UPDATE!   7pm 10/15/2012. See bottom of page!  7 Baurs!  Good Grief, Charlie Brown!  ;)

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE 10/15/2012:  More Baurs found at SoCal Vintage!  We now can identify 6 Baurs!  Scroll down to see new pics below from Garagista!

UPDATE 10/14/2012:  I just spotted another Baur in some pics from ziff73 in the 2002faq forum!  They are attached further down this post:  a white 2002 Baur Voll Cabrio!  That makes 5 Baurs!

Huge thank you to Koko M. for accepting Baurspotting's request to send us some pictures from from this weekend's SoCal Vintage in Van Nuys , CA!  Koko owns a beautiful Baur that we have featured here previously:


Check those out!  There are a couple of others, just search 'Koko' in the search window.

Koko has sent us pics of 4 Baurs that were present.  Two of them are already known to us:  Sevan's E21 Baur #558, and the red E30 TC2 widebody.  Two of the Baurs are new to us:  a red 2002 Targa, and a silver E21323i.

So, while there were 4 Baurs physically present, we also know that there were two other Baur owners at the show: Koko, of course, and our friend Amir K from Las Vegas.  Amir is still working on getting his "Alpina homage' Baur on the road.  Amir sent us the pics in the link above from last year's SoCal Vintage "Three Baurs".

Without further ado, here are the pics from Koko.  Thank you again, Koko!

Sevan's E21 316 Baur

E30 TC2 Baur  This baur belongs to Vanik B's brother.

 The 'new to Baurspotting' 2002 Baur Targa.  Anyone have any info on this Baur?

E21 323i Baur, also new to Baurspotting.
Update from Koko:  this Baur was NOT actually at the SoCal Vintage Show, but he spotted it in traffic on the way home.  Perhaps they missed a turn.

Koko did talk to them however:  "the other E21 323i silver baur was spotted on Pacific coast highway when me rudy robb and mike were heading down the coast back home lol. we got a chance to talk to them and told the man and his wife to come to the next shows. apparently they have had the car for a long time like myself. maybe first owners!! if im correct lol"
Way to go, Koko!  What an amazing coincidence to just spot that Baur along the way!  Kismet!
Pic of the E21 Legion group

YES!  Ron Perry's Batrmobile!  Hi Ron!  Beautiful!

BMW 700 owned by Rey Rivera, which won several awards.

Here is another pic from SoCal Vintage posted by Sevan in Facebook this morning:

Another pic of Sevan G.'s Baur, from amarino in E21 bimmerforums.
Thanks, Alejandro!

UPDATE: the 2002 Baur Voll Cabrio spotted in ziff73 's pics!

It is at the far right, behind the E21 "Alpina'.

There it is again off to the left.  Anyone have any more pics of this Baur? 

Here are some pics from kdonn in E21 bimmerforums:

Thank you, kdonn!

I am told that these are cars belonging to Carl Nelson of La Jolla Independent.  that does look like his famous white 1600 Cabrio on the far right in this pic (barely visible here).  I am told that this is his Alpina also... and someone said he brought a Baur!  Therefore, I am gonna take a wild guess and say that the red Baur Targa in between the Alpina and the Baur Cabrio is also his!  

Am I right?


UPDATE TO THE UPDATE 10/15/2012:  More Baurs found at SoCal Vintage!  Here are the pics from Garagista!

The two pics above are new to us.... and so is this Baur!  These are the first pics we have seen of this car at the SoCal Vintage 2012!  It is a 1600 Baur Voll Cabrio... anyone know this car?
This could be another pic of the same red cabrio above.  It may be owned by 'David " from Manhattan Beach., but we can't say for sure yet.  You will know when we know!  (Update:  We are told that the red cabrio is owned by Peter S, and that is his son Erick S. with the cigar.)

So that now makes a total of six Baurs---count 'em 6!--- that were seen in connection with the SoCal Vintage!  Five were actually on the field and Baurspotting will exercise its Journalistic License to include the E21 Baur seen and photographed by Koko on the nearby Pacific Coast Highway right after the show.  Close enough!  


And here is a pic that helps to solve the mystery of the red Baur Targa.  As you can see it is definitely parked next to the white 1600 Baur Voll Cabrio that we believe belongs to Carl Nelson of La Jolla Independent. 

Thank you, Garagista! 
 Tons moreof their  pics here:

 I am told that, although there is no official 2002 Baur Cabrio/Targa Register, that Carl Nelson is the recognized "Keeper of the Targa Register", so this all makes sense!  He sounds like the perfect guy for me to contact as we try to track down all the Baur Targa/Cabrios in the US!

Ok, I agree.... now this is getting ridiculous!  But.... I have to tell you... we have found ANOTHER Baur cabriolet that was at SoCal Vintage.  We dont have a pic of him at the event yet..... but he was there.  

1969 Voll Cabriolet with a Ti engine. Owned by Carl of SoCal.  another beauty!

I think this makes 7 Baurs at SoCal Vintage!  Three Baur 1600 cabrios, a 2002 Targa, two E21 Baur TC1s and an E30 Baur TC2! 

And the hits keep coming!!

Stay tuned!

More pics from Ultimate Klasse:

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