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, November 26, 2013

2002 Cabrio Targa Parts Needed For Restoration!

UPDATE: 7:45PM 11/26/2013.
John has just posted the following note in Facebook in response to the Baurspotting post:
"I really appreciate you helping here. This is a very special car. It was owned by a HUGE enthusiast, and past president of BMWCCA. For many years before he passed on, this was his biggest focus. His garage caught fire, and did more damage to his hopes and dreams for the car than it actually did to the car itself! It sat for many years, until he passed away. The car is going back together for him. He did an amazing amount for the BMW community through the years."

OK, boys and girls.... let's see what we can do to help John out with such a worthwhile project!

John Barlow of SoCal Vintage BMW posted this in the Baur BMW Owners Group in Facebook a little while ago:

"I am in the process of restoring a 1973 Baur 2002Tii at the moment. The car was in a fire many years ago, and it was left without any of the trim or hardware for the soft top portion.
I am basically in need of all of the soft top and soft top trim items, as well as the small rear quarter windows. Does anyone have any combination of new or used parts to get this car back on the road? Any help, or leads you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. I want this car back on the road this spring!

Thank you."

(These are the cars we are talking about:  2002 Cabrio Targas by Baur.  this pic is from austin Texas in November 2013. Terry Sayther owns the white one (which is an M2, btw)  and the red one.)

This is truly a rare bird!  I am not aware of anyone parting a 2002 Cabrio Targa---- there were only around 2000 made, and how many are left... is an open question.

So.... anyone with parts available, or who may be knowledgeable about where parts could be obtained.... your assistance is needed.

Let's help John get this rare Baur Cabrio Targa back on the road!  

If you can help, contact the Baur BMW Owners Facebook page, John Barlow at SoCal Vintage, or shoot me an email at:

I look forward to hearing from you!


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