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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Baurs at Larz: Three Baurs And a Lumma, Baby!

You may have already seen our first post on this event entitled:  The MeetUp.  
We gathered together a small group of BMW Baurs (3), and an uber-rare 1976 1502 BMW Lumma convertible conversion a few miles from Larz Anderson Auto Museum so that we could arrange an early 'en masse' arrival and hopefully park together as a group. We got together in Newton about 8:15am, and arrived on schedule at the venue around 9am as it opened.  Sure enough, our plan worked like a charm, and we were able to park as a group in the very front row at the event!  

I am pleased to present to you a pictorial record of the day, thanks to the photographic efforts of Ed P, Lee P. of Nor'East '02ers, and Yours Truly.  Thank you all!

1976 1502 Lumma 
For more info on the uber-rare car, see bottom of post.

Front Row Seats! 
Four hoods raised (l to r): Ed P's 1985 Alpineweiss 323i TC2 Baur, Rodney's 1979 Chamonix 320/6 Baur (#648), Baurspotting's 1982 323i Lapisblau Baur (#4154), and Jerry and Cindy's 1976 red 1502 Lumma Convertible.

Baur Top Cabriolet roofs amidst the hardtops.

At the end of the show, as the field cleared out, Ed suggested that we shoot some group shots.  Good call, Ed! 
Three Baurs, and Yours Truly at right.

1985 E30 TC2, 1979 E21 TC1 and 1982 E21 TC1

The Three Amigos

Three Baurs and a Lumma, baby!

1976 1502 Lumma.  A Rare Bird!

Larz Anderson Auto Museum in the background.

Rodney, Cindy, Jerry and Marty chatting while the group pics were being taken..

Jerry and Marty

Patrick, a prospective buyer of the Lumma (which is for sale) in the red shirt, joins the group.

Patrick, Cindy and Rodney.

Baurspotting (l) shooting some pics for this blog.  :)

Pics above by Ed THE POOLEMAN.  Thanks, Ed!

1976 1502 Lumma

Larz Anderson Auto Museum in background.  Lee P.'s 2002 "The Bean' at right.

Ed P., Stan (who is considering buying a Baur in MA) and Tom (Baurspotting) chatting between Ed's TC2 Baur (l) and Rodney's E21 Baur (r).  The three pics immediately above are from Lee P.  Thanks, Lee!

The Lumma.  As you can see, the row of tents is right in front of us. Thepic above and the following pics are from Baurspotting.

Baurs in the Front Row Lineup at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Ed's 1985 E30 TC2 323i

Rodney's 1979 E21 320/6.  Truth be told... I love the E21 in white!  

Baurspotting's 1982 E21 323i

Jerry and Cindy's 1976 1502 Lumma Convertible

Oh, I must be in the Front row!  ;)
A couple of shots of the grounds.

A perfect summer day at a perfect venue! 

Some group shots before departing.  And a wayward fingertip. Oops! 

The three Baurs, the Lumma, and at far right, BMWCCA Connecticut Valley Chapter President Lance Johnson's supercharged M Roadster!

Notice the '02 Touring at far right.

Giving a 'hats off' goodbye to the beautiful Larz Anderson Auto Museum.

Pics by Baurspotting. 

N.B.  Some notes on the 1502 Lumma:  Most E10 Cabrios were Baurs, both the Voll Cabriolets and the Baur Cabrio Targas.  A very limited number of E10s, in this case a 1502, were converted to convertibles by Lumma.  I know of only three such E10 Lumma convertibles in the US, and this is one of the three.  there is another red one, and there was also a yellow tii that I know of.  the red one one is out in the Midwest somewhere last I heard, and the yellow one is a rust bucket parts car.  There could be more that we have not been able to find...... if so, LET ME KNOW!  :)

BTW, the 1502 is another very rare limited model, but that is another story.  the BMW judges at the Concours at Larz Anderson had a hard time believing it was really a 1502!  Trust me.... it's a 1502!


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