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, April 25, 2013

323i Baur on eBay CA

Thanks to The POOLEMAN for posting this link on his 'Baur International" site*

1985 BMW Other

Baur TC Targa Cabriolet BMW 323i original California car 5 speed NO rust NO rust

Item Location:Mission Viejo, California, United States
Time left:4d 23h (Apr 30, 201308:30:00 PDT)
Bid history:25 bids
Current bid:US $3,050.00


Ed's Baur International Site:

Depth of Speed Video: BMW 2002... and more

Monday, April 22, 2013


BMW 2002ti Diana:  the rarest of the rare.  only twelve built, perhaps 4 remain in existence.  This is one of them.  

Why is this appearing in Baurspotting?  They were all built at the Baur factory in Stuttgart!  They are Baurs!

Here is a short summary from the Macartney 2002 book:

Retired BMW racer Hubert Hahne became a BMW dealer in Dusseldorf.
He had bought his wife the actress Dianna Korner a specially equipped 2002 as a wedding present. The car attracted considerable attention. So Hahne was persuaded to make a luxury edition of the 2002Tii, with BMW's permission.

These 12 cars 1 690 201 to 1 690 212 were all different colors and had different interiors, non of the colors were standard 2002 colors. The conversion work was done by Baur.

Diana specs. Electric sunroof- Leather upholstery, Recaro front seats.
Black vinyl headliner. -Velor carpet and boot lining- Leather binding for the carpets.-Black vinyl lining for the boot lid.- leather gaiters for the gear lever and handbrake.- chromed handbrake lever- aluminum tread plates on the door sills- Front and rear overriders- Becker stereo radio- laminated windscreen- heated rear window- ammeter and clock- special silver grille- twin headlamps - chromed covers for the bumper bolts- special exhaust-
sebring type driver's side mirror.

Hahne introduced the Diana in the spring of 1971, at a price of 22,500 DM; almost twice what a standard Ti cost. the first 5 sold quickly- the last sold at the end of 1971. 

If you are not familiar with the Dianas, check out this earlier post:


Currently there are 4 famous BMW Diana Hubert Hahne world.

In 1986 I acquired randomly by a display of the liquidator of the company the sole Diana BMW 6-cylinder, which was registered to Hubert Hahne. In loving hand I have the Diana and recycled to its original condition.

Hubert Hahne designed and built in collaboration with the Diana Baur, the engine has been built in cooperation with the firm Grähser.

The BMW Diana Hubert Hahne for the show: The First 75 Years of BMW at BMW Kesting in Hilden, Germany organized by BMW 02 Club

Ahrend pure BMW Diana Hubert Hahne

BMW 2002ti Diana data

BMW 2002ti Diana
original condition
Year built: 1971

Former. Private vehicle from Hubert Hahne.
Converted at the company Grähser.

Owner: Reiner Ahrend

Color: Special Paint

Luxury version of Hubert Hahne x 12 in 'Baur' built.

Special Interior:
Leather, Recaro, velor, Becker radio, sport steering wheel

Journal of the original vehicle description car gallery Kesting

While 02 Tuning BMW 2002 ti Diana Hubert Hahne exhibition The first 75 years of the BMW Kesting



BMW 2002ti Diana Gallery

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N.B.  All pictures above are the property of Mr. Reiner Ahrend.  www.ahrend-02-tuning

Diana and BMW History BMW 2002 ti 02

If you want to learn about the history of the BMW Diana Hubert Hahne or generally for BMW 02 more, you do not come to the 
book: Two doors, four-cylinder, a love - BMW 02 by Brigitte pop "around.



The perfect gift for any lover and BWM 02 fan!

Brigitte Popp
Of medium-sized cars with sporting ambition and family fitness. And the attention to particular - because old love does not rust.
Learn more about the history of BMW and the 02 special models such as the BMW Diana Hubert Hahne.
Illustrated by BMW Group Archive / Popp, Brigitte. Posts by Dierkes, Stefan
Publisher: Sense of the word
ISBN: 978-3-00-033460-3
Brigitte Popp, Two doors, four-cylinder, a love - BMW 02
Pages / extent: 354 pp., 206 black-wu 
387 color illustrations - 30.3 x 21.5 cm
Form: B: Binding - firm (Hardcover)
Release Date: 28.03.2011

Sunday, April 21, 2013

1955-58 BMW 501/6 2.2L Cabrio, Body by Baur Stuttgart

1955-58 BMW 501/6 2.2L Cabrio, body by Baur Stuttgart  

 The public nicknamed the 501 "Barockengel" (Baroque Angel) in reference to the curved, flowing style of the body.  The 501 and derivatives built at BMW were four-door saloons. Coupe and convertible versions were available as custom orders from Baur or Autenrieth.

Few words & 501/502 links:

   The main breed of BMW vehicles that ruled the road from 1951 until 1964 were the 500 series. Maybe not the most glamorous of models, these heavy and efficient machines were sturdy and efficient for middle class buyers. They were nick-named the Baroque Angels (Barockengel) due to their baroque-like features and curves.
   They carried a more uprated version of the pre-war 2.0 litre six-cylinder engine until 1954 when this was updated by a 2.6 litre V8.
   It wasnt until 1955 when the 502 was introduced which came with either a new big bore 3.2 litre V8 or an uprated 2.6 litre V8. The V8 remained the same, but with a enlarged six-cylinder at 2.1 litres.
   1957 brought along the 502 3.2 litre 'Super'. The 501 reached its production end time in 1961, though the six-cylinder kept their original names and continued to be sold.
   At the time in 1959, both servo and front disc brakes were optional, but became standard on the 3.2 Super, and a year later, on the standard 3.2. The 3.2 became the 3200L and the 3200 Super or 3200S became the new name for 3.2 super.
   Made and produced in Germany, the V8 with 160bhp joined the ranks of the fastest engines in the world at the time.

1955 BMW 501" related technical specification[Online Inquiry | Publish your AD for free]  Made in Germany  
Body Type:Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 4 seats
Weight:1410 Kg
Length:4700 mm
Height:1524 mm
Wheelbase:2946 mm
Front Track:1327 mm
Rear Track:1410 mm
Ground Clearance:178 mm
Fuel Capacity:n/a
Engine location:front
Engine alignment:longitudinal
Drive Wheels:Rear wheel drive
Steering:pinion & segment
Fuel Supply System:1 Ze carb
Max Power:111HP (82 kW) @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque:n/a
CO2 Emissions:n/a
Engine Coolant:water
Displacement:2581 cc
Bore:74 mm
Stroke:75 mm
Cam Design:OHV - Overhead Valves
Cylinders:8 IN V
Valves per cylinder:2
Total Valves:16
Compression Ratio:7:01
Front Brakes:Di
Rear Brakes:Dr
Standard Wheels:n/a
Standard Tyres:n/a
Suspension Front:I.TB.W.
Suspension Rear:LA.TB.
Number of gears:4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h:n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h:n/a
Top Speed:n/a
City:16.9 l/100km
Road:7.5 l/100km
Mixt:11 l/100km

1955 BMW Cabrio, body by Baur

BMW, 1955, sales catalog BMW 

BMW 501/502 specs:

BMW 5011952 - 1961
Engine size1971cc
Max power output65hp
BMW 5021954 - 1961
Engine size2580cc
Max power output100hp
Top speed160km/h
Overall production5955 units
Chart source:

1970 BMW 1600-2 BAUR CONVERTIBLE: Asking Price $45,000!

This is an old article for a car that we had on Baurspotting last year.  It went on ebay, apparently, and, according to this article, the asking price was $45,000!

Let me repeat that:       !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Does anyone know if it sold?


Karossiere Baur has a long history of partnering with BMW. Most noted for their open roofed conversions, they had a hand in crafting some unique cars, ranging from performance icons such as the BMW M1 and Porsche 959 to oddball machines such as the BMW E36 3 series sedan with a folding canvas roof. One of their most sleek designs was based on the Neue Klasse, or New Class series in the late 1960s and early 1970s. This four seat, open top 1600 is one of but a few hundred that still survive worldwide and strikes a clean, elegant pose in comparison to the somewhat cumbersome profile of the Baur cabriolet with an integrated roll hoop.


Original 1970 BMW 1600-2 Cabriolet AKA Vollcabriolet/Baur Cabrio with Certificate from BMW. 1 of only 1692 ever built from 1968-1971 (only about 250 left Worldwide). 1.6 Liter/1573 cc Engine, (4 Cylinder, 63KW/85HP SOHC)
This car is part of a Private BMW Collection. Fresh Service and New Tires. The Convertible was restored in Germany many years ago and is still in excellent condition. The Restauration is documented and all documents and paperwork come with the car. Clear Florida Title in hand. I have included over 120 pictures in the following link. All pictures where taken on April 5th, 2012.
The librarian in me loves the fact that this 1600-2 comes with a certificate from the BMW Archives. It is nice to see a rare beast such as this Baur convertible treated to such a nice presentation. The asking price of $45,000 is strong money for most 2002 models, let alone a 1600, but like a well kept 2002 Touring tii or a Turbo, this 1600-2 Baur is no ordinary BMW. This car’s Agave green paintwork is an almost spot on reminder of the hue on my father’s 1967 Volkswagen Beetle he owned when I was growing up. This isn’t the fastest or flashiest BMW out there for sale, but it sure represents a time when engineering and good design ruled the day.

First BMW Baur Cabrio circa 1936-7

In an earlier post today we shared pics of a number of early BMW cabrios.  Back in the early days of the automobile industry, as you may know, there were many shops that specialized in 'coach-building':  they built bodies to order for many different car manufacturers.

For example, this is how Sir William Lyon, founder of Jaguar, got his start.  He began a business designing and building sidecars for surplus WWI army motorcycles in the aftermath of the war, as the Swallow Sidecar company.  His designs were popular, and he expanded the business to automobile bodies.  He designed and built bodies for a number of brands, including the well-known Austin Seven Swallow.  He further expanded into designing and building his own cars (the SS1) in the 1930's, changing the name to Jaguar to disassociate the company from any appearance of association with the Nazi SS.

Baur was also a coach builder, founded in 1910, building bodies for many different manufacturers, including BMW as well as the famed Maybach convertible in 1927.   There is an abbreviated history of the company here:

We found some pictures of what appears to be the first BMW Cabriolet bodied by Baur, so we decided to share them here today.


1936-37 BMW 329 2+2 CABRIO BODIED BY BAUR 

1936-37 BMW 329 2+2 CABRIO BODIED BY BAUR 

1936-37 BMW 329 2+2 CABRIO BODIED BY BAUR 

1936-37 BMW 329 2+2 CABRIO BODIED BY BAUR 



Also, be sure to check out his related site, noted above, and published earlier today: