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.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Baur Cabrio Targa Spotted at Gaydon Hall, UK

Thanks to our friend, Ted Kalman of Ontario, Canada for sending me the link to this Baur Cabrio Targa photographed by Paul Steel, and posted in Facebook today.

It is a beauty!

And, if you look carefully you can see a 2002 Cabrio at the right of this pic.  Now, before you jump to any conclusions---- don't make the same mistake that I did earlier today:  is it a Baur Voll Cabrio?  Look carefully at the little vent window... therein lies the clue.  ;)

Here it is again, at the left of this panoramic pic above.

Here is a better pic of this cabrio, in close-up (Pics by Paul Steel.).  Now look again at the point where the vent window meets the windshield frame.  The vent window does not meet the windshield frame at the same angle that a Baur Voll Cabrio meets it.

Now let's compare it to a Baur Voll Cabrio:

Just picking one at random (wink wink).... this pic is from the Hilton Head Concours a few years ago.... owned by Dirk de G.  Notice the angle at the point of intersection of the vent window with the windshield frame: they meet to form a triangle.  The windshield frame of the red cabrio is angled differently, because this was once a coupe.  The yellow Cabrio is a Baur.  The red cabrio above is a Jaymic aftermarket cabrio conversion.

Here is another example of a true Baur Cabrio, and you can again see that the windshield frame is similar to the yellow.

This Baur Voll Cabrio is owned by..... oh my, what a coincidence:  Dirk de G. also!  Beautiful cars, Dirk!   

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