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, December 4, 2013

NEW: Baur #4040 on eBay! Wow!

Here is the ad, thanks to dups in E21 bimmerforums!   Gotta love this ad..... not to mention love the car!  Not perfect, but damn near! 

Thanks also to Wink C. for this link to the same car in German Cars for Sale blog!  http://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1982-bmw-e21-3206-baur-for-sale/ 


And, since it is NOT listed in the International Baur Registry yet, it qualifies as a NEW FIND!  Woo Hoo!

1982 BMW 3-Series 320/6 Euro Baur #4040 E21 6cyl 5 speed Henna Red

Beautiful Henna Red #052, Euro 320/6 E21 Baur #4040 of 4595 total built, 3 series BMW in IS trim. Imported to California in late 1984, this wonderful time capsule only has 56,846 miles. Same owner since 1985. Stack of early import and service records. Serviced a Local Sacramento CA independent icon, Lubos BMW (916) 451-5826, for over the last 2 decades. Extremely rare car in the US.
Basic condition on this car is as you would expect from a car with such low miles. Very low original wear on original fabric IS optional Recaro seats. excellent Dash, glass, seals, etc. Brand new Michelin tires on flawless BBS 14" rims. New front brake rotors just replaced a seized set from long term storage. Car is and always has been registered in CA and passes smog testing everytime. The rare, unavailable to the US 2.0L 6cyl runs fantastic with great torque and power. Equally rare 5 speed shifts in and out of all gears and reverse with ease. Car drives superb with no age related wind noise, rattles, smells or freeway wander. Cruises on the freeway confidently and very high speeds, achieved by the very tall 5th gear.
Paint and finish are above average and the car still retains much of it's original finish. Front hood, period correct aftermarket front bumper and rear trunk have all been repainted however. No signs of accident, and if so, too minor to detect. 2 areas on the rear trunk have some pealing and are detailed in pictures attached. Prior owner remembers that they were created by the upholster when the rear window plastic was replaced. Painted areas are very old, and overall condition would rate a 7 out of 10. All door jams, trunk and engine compartments,  seams, body panels, etc., look to be original, flawless and laser straight.
Baur top is in excellent original condition. Does not leak. surprisingly quite and calm when down/off. With windows up, it is as quite as a sunroof with no bothersome wind noise! Truly genius design and was advertised as such by Baur.
Very unique rare car, that is a blast to drive and sure to appreciate. Almost couldn't contain not adding some lowering/racing springs and set of vintage Alpina wheels myself! 
Fantastic opportunity here. Please feel free to email or call, (916) 813-2124 with any further questions. PPI always more than welcomed and encouraged. 
DRD Motor Trade is a licensed, bonded, California dealer, specializing exclusively and special, low mile, rare cars like this one. Sales tax required at time of delivery to all Ca buyers.
Link to 111 detailed pictures here: http://s761.photobucket.com/user/car-reras/library/baur
Below are just a few highlights in no particular order. Enjoy.

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