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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery: 1987 Jaguar XJSC-V12 Cabriolet

copyright by californiaclassix.comcopyright by californiaclassix.comcopyright by californiaclassix.comcopyright by californiaclassix.comThanks to THEPOOLEMAN for the link to this ad for a beautiful 1987 XJS-C.  This is the famous V-12 Cabriolet, btw. Note the four different roof configurations: the built-in roll bar; the fixed rear windows; the removable 'Targa' top..... starting to seem familiar somehow?

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The ne plus ultra in versatility, the XJSC can be configured as a Landaulet convertible, a Targa, or a Coupe. Additionally, the rear folding soft top can be replaced by a fixed roof panel with heated glass window.

If that ad above looks a little familiar, well..... there is a reason it does!  
Check this out:
BMW 2002 "Targa' Cabrio

BMW E30 Top Cabriolet (TC2)

BMW E21 Top Cabriolet (TC1)

ALL of these BMW ads were published before this Jaguar was built.  So it is pretty clear where Jaguar got the inspiration for their ad.  Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery.  :)

Here is the link to the full ad.  It is really worth checking out.... a very cool car.  I love the XJS Cabriolets, both the Baur-type and the open cabrio.  A good friend of mine has the open cabrio (circa 1990) in a champagne color that is just drop dead gorgeous.


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