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, June 26, 2016

1981 323i TC1 Baur For Sale in France!

Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner, Charles Merlen, for the 'heads up' on this 1981 323i TC1 Baur For Sale in France!

Description :
vends 323i e21 a restaurer boite 4 origine passé en boite 5 , complète lunette de capote fendu mais pas capote
corrosion coffre partiellement réparé , sièges en bon état
suspension motorsport av et arr ,
frein pas grippé , reservoir non percé ni vieille essence
dans un garage depuis 8 ans

faire offre
photos sur demande pas d'échange
je réponds qu'aux offres correct

numéro vin 7245547

VilleSaint-Martin-Bienfaite-Cressonnière 14290


ModèleSerie 3


Kilométrage152 600 KM


Boîte de vitesseManuelle

Description :
sell e21 323i to restore original box 4 Spent 5 box, complete split hood bezel but not top
corrosion trunk partially repaired, seats in good condition
av motorsport suspension and arr,
brake not seized, not drilled or old gas tank
in a garage for 8 years

make Offer
photos on request no exchange
I answer only proper deals

7245547 VIN Number

Thank you, Charles!  ;) 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

1981 BMW E21 323i Baur Corona Yellow! For Sale In Northhamptonshire UK

Now here is a rare color Baur:  Corona Yellow!  "Nice condition and appreciating model BMW."  I LIKE that!   Another Baur from the 'motherlode'!  More to come, stay tuned! 

For sale is this nice condition and appreciating model BMW.
It has the very sweet 323i engine and is the unique Targa Top Convertable model designed by Baur. In striking BMW Corona Yellow with Mocca Fabric interior.
It has covered 85000 mls and comes with a good history file of receipts and old mot cert.
Viewing is highly recommended, for anymore information please call 07754553414
Emails may take longer to respond too.

Price:£7450 As stated
Advert Type:For Sale
Category:Classic Cars
Model:3 Series
Model (alt):E21 323i Baur
Telephone:01536 417000
E-mail:Contact Advertiser via Email
Listing Date:13-May-2016
Chariots Specialist Cars
Venture Park Kettering Northants
NN15 6XE
tel: 01536 417000     07754 553414
web:  http://www.chariotsspecialistcars.com


Friday, June 24, 2016

Small Baur World! Vincent E.'s White TC1 In The Philippines

Another UPDATE from Vincent!  July 11, 2016!  More pics**!  ;)

UPDATE June 25, 2016:  New pics from Vincent*!

I got an email from Vincent E in the Philippines tonight, with pics of his Baur #1874!  Thank you, Vincent, and welcome to Baurspotting!  Baur 1874 is a NEW FIND, since it is not yet listed in either of the International Baur Registries!
Are you ready, folks........ Small Baur World STRIKES AGAIN!  Yes, indeed! ;)  Read on!

Vincent sent me the pics above, and as I went to log them into my files, I noticed that I already had an unidentified white E21 320 Baur in the files.  I can't recall where I got the pics from, however.  

  I thought.... Whoa:  How many white E21 320 Baurs can there be in the Philippines!  ;)

That's right!  You guessed it, and Vincent has just confirmed it!  the pics below from my files are the very same white E21 Baur!  It's a Small Baur World, folks!  ;)  

It doesn't stop there, though!  As soon as I received Vincent's first message, I immediately thought of my friend, Jimbo Reverente, an E21 stalwart who moved back to the Philippines from California a few years ago.  I wanted to make sure that he saw this one.  So, I check the E21 Philippines Facebook thread for this car and.... there is a comment from Jimbo to me! 

To fully appreciate this you have to understand that all of the above took place within the span of about two minutes----honest to God---- and we are half a world apart!  Amazing world!  I love this stuff!  

Baurspotting file pics

I am really having more fun than should be legally allowed!  ;)  Thank you, Vincent, and welcome to Baurspotting!  And thank you, Jimbo for chiming in in such a timely fashion!  Amazing!  :) 

P.S.  ADDED BONUS!  I almost forgot to add that Vincent also sent me pics of two OTHER E21 Baurs that he knows of  in the Philippines!  

This black one:

And this purple one:
We do not have any other info on these Baurs.  So, Baurspotters, if anyone has any info on these two, please send it along to us!  Perhaps we can get all three of them together!  ;)  

*New pics posted in the E21 Legion by Vincent today!  

**UPDATE July 11, 2016:

Thank you, Vincent!  ;)

London Calling: 1 Owner 1982 E21 320 Baur For Sale

Here is another from the the 'motherlode' of Baurs that appeared this week across The Pond!

Stunning and rare E21 Baur Convertible.
Solid black paintwork,
Unmarked grey cloth interior,
Undamaged black convertible roof,
Smooth 6 cylinder engine,
Weber carburettor conversion, original Solex included,
5 speed gearbox,
Power steering,
Original Alpina style alloy wheels,
Only one owner from new,
No rust,
Lots of service history,
Invoices from new for servicing and repairs,
Original wallet/ manuals/ service book,
2 sets of keys.

Optional genuine staggered 15inch Alpina Alloy wheels along with Alpina front spoiler and apropriate lowering springs available at extra cost.

It's hard to imagine that you could find a more genuine car.

Professional welcome to any professional inspection.

Price:£9995 As stated
Advert Type:For Sale
Category:Classic Cars
Model:3 Series
Model (alt):E21 320 BAUR CONVERTIBLE
Telephone:0208 360 3143
E-mail:Contact Advertiser via Email
Listing Date:18-May-2016
Based in Enfield, North London.

Enfield London

tel: 0208 360 3143     07850 344747
web:  http://www.HI-TORQ.co.uk. 


Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Book From The Hack Mechanic: Guide To European Automotive Electrical Systems!

Look what arrived today! And I was very excited to see that there is a chapter dedicated to "Parasitic Drains"!

I have found a way to stop a parasitic drain, as you can see, but I am thinking that Rob Siegel might be able to suggest a better way. ;)

Full Disclosure: That is a joke, of course. I took the pic the other day as I was stripping out my 1978 E21 320i parts car. I wanted to save the fuse box, and I wanted to leave the original wires attached where they belong. Just in case someone needs that. But what a perfect pic for Rob's book! ;)

Rob is a friend, and a very nice fella to boot. He has written "The Hack Mechanic" column in the BMW Magazine 'ROUNDEL since the early 1980's. He has a very lucid, and humorous, writing style. But if you have ever read any of his columns, you already know that.  

This new book also gives me the perfect opportunity to use one of my all-time favorite quotes, from the Rev. Sydney Smith: (3 June 1771 – 22 February 1845) an English wit, writer and Anglican cleric:  

"I never read a book before reviewing it.  It prejudices a man so."

So, therefore..... I highly recommend the new book!

Seriously, though, it is with great confidence that I say that this book will become an indispensable tome in your automotive library. In the old days, I might have said that it is a book worth stealing but, now that we all grown up, upstanding citizens and stuff, just go ahead and buy it. You won't regret it. ;)

Congrats on the new book, Rob!

You can order it here:

YIKES! Peter van Uum's Ultra-Rare BMW HIS Cabrio Is For Sale!

This is a very special car, indeed!  One of only two built by Hezemans.  Peter is a friend of ours here in Facebook.  We have admired his work and posted it here on numerous occasions.  For example, one of his projects is to build his own Baur*!  Imagine that!  This guy doesn't fool around!  ;)

As you can see, the HIS Cabrio bears a strong resemblance to the Baur.  Note the rear soft top.

The "B" pillar is also similar to the Baur.  But, as you can see in these pics, the "C" pillar is completely different, and so is the 'targa'/sunroof section.  Peter tells me that the color is ruby red 018.   And in case you were wondering where the targa roof is stored when removed.... it goes in the trunk, like the Baurs!  Thank you, Peter!  ;)   

€ 17.500,-
167.300 km
108 kW (147 PK)
APK 05/2018
Tel.: +31 (0)6 / 10084974
NL 3223 TB hellevoetsluis
1110 kg
Rood Metallic
Bmw 323i His cabrio 1982 for sale 
this car is one of the two car what was bild by Hezemans.
Compleet make over in 2013/14 
lot of new parts. breaks, exhaus, bilstein shocks, complete repaint
in Rubyred 018, white blinker, BBS frontspoiler,Foha rearspoiler 
Price is whif out the BBS wheels (I don't want to sell those).
stock 13"multispoke wheels


*This is Part I of a multi-part chronicle of Peter's "Build A Baur" Project.  Check it out! There are pics of the HIS cabrio there also!  http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2014/04/build-your-own-baur-peters-project.html

Best wishes to our friend Peter!  And congrats on the opportunity to buy the warehouse!