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, January 30, 2014

The Baur Chronicle Book

I stumbled on this the other day... still don't quite know what to make of it.  FWIW.   Looks like a very limited edition (100 books).

Does anyone out there have this book?

Individual individually made: THE BAUR BOOKS 2014 (German)

Only 100 books: The limited BAUR Chronicle.

Before the factory E30 Fully Convertible 1985 Classic was presented (delivered in 1986), came the official 'BMW convertibles' always from the traditional manufacturer Baur in Stuttgart-Berg. For a while both possibilities of open-top driving were shown in parallel in the BMW brochures before it went with Baur to an end. We would not go the depths of faith whether or full Baur Convertible are better, but e s was a very special affair of the heart, to publish a Baur history after many tradtionsreichen decades. And after the publicist Thomas G. Mueller was several times in Stuttgart and experienced the different Baur generations, this chronicle had to be made ​​simple. Only with the help of Markus Freitag ('100 years Baur ') this was possible. This traditional and exciting automotive history was to write it down once, which had to do not only with BMW, but with many other well known names in the industry. 48x32 cm, 300 pages, full color on linen embossed luxury paper, hand signed and limiitert to 100 books.

ree book numbers (001/100-100/100): 023-024, 026-027, 029-032-037, 039, 046, 047, 052-053, 055-058, 060-062, 066, 068-077 ., 082-090, 092-094, 096-097 Ih re booking number inf o@edition-weiss-blau.de

Two major versions and the prices for it.
EUR 666, - in the older version (as of April 2013) or for EUR 777, - in the super large (48x32 cm) individualized BAUR version, according to the latest 2014 updated (D-shipping free, other EU countries +30, - , outside EU + + 50, - ) . for individual one-off production.
The best books always.
You may at our great books from 2014 stand always expect the latest research on the topic. And if you can help with previously unknown information, we maintain this a welcome. Please give us a message, because only with our common desire for more, we can offer the best books always, thank you: Tel 040-860400 or info@edition-weiss-blau.de
Perfect individualized: Your name with FGN / VIN of your car in chrome embossed plus a photo of it in the book.
If you like, so can its name or / and the FGN / VIN of your car get stamped on the 2014er-cover in chrome, free of charge. Some may also be known from selling ads and recognized value-added designation 'Big Book' front nor the FGN / VIN of the car to add. Then it all fits together like this: THE GREAT BOOK ::: BAUR AH 12345 And as even a replica of a photo of your car in the best possible book is free.

Extremely exclusive: Only 100 numbers.

The image exceeds decided in its quality the common offset books. And very exclusive: The LIMITED BAUR BOOK of 2014 after payment (Sparda HH (BLZ 20.6905 million) No. 0001024 ... (the three last three numbers correspond to the name of the only BMW's twelve-cylinder coupe) separately onto leinenstrukturiertem luxury paper for you. made., you can (such as your name or chassis number / license plate 12345 Thomas Smith ::: VIN ) get front embossed in chrome letters, free of charge. Otherwise just stands LIMITED BAUR CHRONICLE  front of it.

Baur literature in the EWB-stitching.
In Baur but emerged not only the BMW M1 or 3-Topcabriolets, but also the Aero Cadet of Opel and the 1000 Sp of the Auto Union. Exciting stories about a small manufacturer, it has never been easy. Except for ourzero two books was hardly even reported on the specialist body Baur. The Baur-history 'braggart' in the magazine 'Oldtimer Markt' in January 2001 came from the EWB-editors.
Baur in EWB. , we have put together the story of Baur in a multi-part series (Nos. 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 101, 104, 106, 115, 116, 124, 126, 148) that you reorder (currently only at this link) can. In EWB 114 we showed pictures of the Baur meeting in Stuttgart. Baur-pictures there are of course also in the EWB-chronicles of M (M1-production) and Z1 (Plastic predecessor).

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

E21 Baur For Sale in South Africa

Thanks to Uwe H. for this link to a Baur for sale in South Africa.

"E21 323i Baur Stuttgart no: 13 collectors item, cabrio, Burgundy, bucket seats, engine redone a month ago, new centre baring. jvc frontloader, 17" flawless rim. R58000 neg."

It is interesting to note that this is listed as a 1984 BMW 323i.  However, it is clearly an E21!  Uwe did some checking and here is the VIN:  7252879.
As you can see, the production date is December 1980 (and it is right hand drive), so it is clearly an E21.   Apparently this Baur sat for a long time before being sold.  We are also seeking information on when the Baur conversion was done.  This too could cause a delay in getting the car to market.  Plus, it is a right hand drive, and that limits its marketability to the UK, South Africa, etc.

It looks like it was registered in 1984 for the first time.  Hence it is listed as a 1984 model.  This is not the way we do it here in the US, but apparently this is how it is done in South Africa.  

The Baur number is 2500, which is also consistent with a production date of December 1980.  

Thanks, Uwe!

Here is the link to the ad:

Monday, January 27, 2014

VIDEO! BMW 2002 Baur cab 1973

Bo JOnsson's 1973 Baur Cabrio Targa from Sweden.

We have featured this car in Baurspotting previously, last November:

Congrats, Bo!  Beautiful car!

E21 323i Baur For Sale in the UK!

Our friend and fellow Baur owner, Richard James, has put his Baur up for Sale in the UK.

Richard has given the following description of his car:

  • 82.. 323i .. 525 4 pot calipers rebuilt motor 4 new gas shocks rebuilt diff .

  •  Interior needs sorting £2750 ono .... and repaint 2 yrs ago.  Baur #4141.

Good luck with your sale, Richard!

Richard can be contacted on Facebook, or you can shoot me an email, and I will forward it to him.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Baur In Thornton CO Again! Steal This Car!

We have seen this one before.... $1200...make an offer and steal this car!  Thanks to
Roger Alan Auerbach for this post in Facebook tonight!

I have a neat, rare BMW for sale. It's a 323i TC Baur. Before BMW started making 3 series convertibles, you could buy one converted by Baur in Germany then have it imported into the US. As such, it's a grey market car with all the euro goodies that BMW had to offer in 1984. These cars are rare and getting much more difficult to find. This is only the second one I've seen in my life. 

I've owned the car for about 3.5 years. Since it was imported it's been a Colorado vehicle. I've got receipts for this car for the past couple decades! I bought the car in fairly poor condition and sadly, I've not done anything to it. I'm tired of it taking up space in my garage and I would like a place to park my truck this winter!

Info about the car:
- 1984 BMW 323i TC Baur (that's a mouthful! The 323 engine was the performance model for 1984 and is very similar to the 325 of that era).
- The top is two pieces. There is a center targa portion like a Honda Del Sol that stores in the trunk, then the back part folds down like a regular convertible. All the framework around the doors remain in tact once the top is folded down.
- Has all the euro goodies that was available at the time!
- Silver with blue interior (yay 80s!)
- 188k miles
- 5spd
- The car is water tight and can be stored outside.
- Clear title! Not salvage.

Things that are bad or that the car needs:
- Currently not running.
- Needs a battery
- Will overheat after a few minutes. I think the thermostat is not opening, but I haven't looked into it.
- Leaks oil from the oil pan. I have a new gasket for it but haven't done anything with it.
- No stereo.
- Cracked dash and windshield.
- Interior isn't in the best shape.
- Misc scratches and dings around the car.

This car will need to be towed away. It can be jumped and driven onto a trailer. All the tires hold air and I've only had to refill them once since I've owned it. 

As you can see, this car isn't perfect. I bought it because of how rare it was and had ambitions to restore / mod the car. I haven't touched it in 3.5 years! It's time to face the reality that I probably won't get around to working on this car. I'm looking to sell the car for $1200. I am pretty firm on the price. It's a pretty cool little car that just needs a weekend of love to be a great runner! If you feel the need to email with ridiculous "cash" offers (really? How else were you planning on paying?) please save you and me some grief. I'm just looking to sell the car outright and am not interested in trades or payments. If you're serious about owning a cool piece of BMW history please email me with you questions and / or phone number to schedule a time to see this car. Thanks for looking!

Baur Targa Cabrio From Colombia

Thanks to Felipe Ucros Arbouin for this post in Facebook today!  Thank you, Felipe!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Baur Reunion 2014 Stuttgart!

I found this tonight here :  bmwe21baur.npage.de

If I understand it correctly, the plan is for a Baur Reunion May 29 to June 1, 2014.  Great time of year, beautiful venue.....  are you going?  One of these days, I would love to attend!


Here is some of the info, but go to the site to get it all!

Here is the page baur-tc.de meeting .

2014 Stuttgart

Dear BAUR TC friends and forum users,
the key features of our great meeting in 2014 are. After the hotel was reserved in October 2012 and in the meantime also a separate space was reserved for the evening together with the former BAUR employees, we got the info that the existing there lease, contrary to expectations on the 31.12.2013 addition is discontinued. Consequently, we had to find a new location here.
Here are the facts for your planning and anticipation: 29 May (Thursday) to 01 June (Sunday) 2014

Hotel Burg GmbH estate 
estate Burg 1 
71384 wine city 
Telephone: (07151) 9933-0


If you can attend got to the site and register:
Sign in here:

Here is the schedule for the event:
Framework Programme in the rough:
Thursday, 5/29/2014:
thought for arrival - afternoon / evening reunion / getting to know the hotel.
Friday, 30.05.2014:
The social program during the day will be designed and completed.
admission fees will be included in the entry fee.
evening meeting with former BAUR employees (during the annual alumni meeting).
dinner together with the former BAUR employees.
Saturday, 31.05.2014:
The social program during the day will be designed and completed.
admission fees will be included in the entry fee.
evening common breakfast in the hotel (will be included in the entry fee).
Sunday, 06/01/2014:
After a breakfast trip home as Everyone likes.

Registrations will be possible in the period from 02/01/2014 to 20/03/2014.
Thereafter, the Hotel quota is no longer reserved for us.
The number of participants is limited.
There are reserved ten single rooms and 25 double rooms.
Etc. For further ., we are like you in the BAUR TC forum or by mail 
applications, we ask you to make from 02/01/2014 - until then we will have you also posted more details. Now you can already consider our meeting at your own (holiday) plans in 2014.
We look forward to seeing and learning about.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Baur Alpinas, or Baur Alpina Tributes, From France?

UPDATE from Baur Guru Jeroen Janssen 1/24/2014.  Thank you Jeroen!

This TC1 is about as near as you can get to an Alpina Baur. It started it's life as a 316 and was made into a B6 2.8, with all the parts from a crashed Alpina:

I found some pics of a couple of what appeared to be Baur Alpinas on French forum tonight, and this led me to this:


I also found these images on that site:

These pics below appeared on the French forum:

We have seen many discussions of whether there were any Baurs converted by Alpina.   The general consensus is no, there were never any Baurs converted by Alpina itself.  However, some Baurs WERE converted by Garage du Bac in France under a license from Alpina.  We can clearly see some Garage du Bac windshield stickers on some of the Baurs above.  So, are they genuine Alpinas, or are they what we would consider Alpina Tributes?

Again, the general consensus is that they are Alpina Tributes.

They are still pretty rare and pretty cool cars!

Baurs Pics From Website in France


TC2 and TC1

Baur TC3.  The one and only!

I stumbled upon the Autotitre site this afternoon, based in France, I believe.   Here are some pics I found in a thread entitled:  Baur j'adore!  (Baur I love it!)   :)


There were a ton of pics on the site, and I have downloaded them all!  Some of them are already familiar to us;  others we have never seen before.  60+ pics!  You have been warned..... this is a pic-heavy post!

Or perhaps I should say..... Bon appetit!  ;)

This Baur is currently for sale on ebay in Puerto Rico.

Baur TC3

4 door TC2 Baur:  one of a kind!

Baur 1842

Baurspotting is seeking to find this Baur last seen in 2009 in Merrick, LI, NY.

Baur TC4

Baur TC4 from Karosserie Baur page in Wikipedia

4 door TC2 from:

2002 Cabrio Targa by Baur

4 door again.  :)

From Eurotuners Magazine:

Alpina TC2!


Early Cabrio Targa by Baur.  Note that the roll bar is body color, not black as in the later models.

The only TC3 in the world!


From Eurotuners magazine

We have definitely seen this one before in California.


Opel Kadett Aero by Baur

Opel Kadett Aero by Baur