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, July 27, 2016

Project TC1 For Sale in The Netherlands: 3500 Euro!

Thanks to Craig Saxon for the link to this E21 project owned by Leon van den Berg in The Netherlands.  It is for sale:  "Complete baur? 3500 euro".

It is a project, folks!  ;)

Thank you for the link, Craig! 


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Happy 20th Anniversary to Trainspotting!

In case you were wondering, the answer is 'yes'. This is the origin of the name of my blog, and my Facebook page: "Baurspotting".  Trainspotting happens to be my favorite movie, so it was a very natural choice. 

And that is, after all, exactly what we do here:  we spot Baurs all over the world!  ;)  Perfect! 

The movie is not for everyone, btw. You have been warned!

You may have noticed this pic in the sidebar of the blog.  That is a still from the movie "Trainspotting" where Ewan MacGregor and Johnny Miller are imitating Sean Connery's "James Bond 007"while initiating some mischief.  Now you know why it is here!  ;)  

Here is a little video blurb about the 20th Anniversary of Trainspotting.  Check it out!

Baurspotters Alert! Baurs Spotted in Athens, Greece By Liu Leo

Thank you to our friend Liu Leo for sending us a variety of pics that he has taken of Baurs in Greece over the past year or so.  We do not have any further info on them, and neither did Liu.  He did mention "Most cars with the old style Greek license plates (no Euro band) should have been sold directly to Greece, if that helps."  

 However, we do have Baur owners and Baurspotters in Greece, and perhaps someone can help us identify them.  They appear to be all TC2 Baurs, btw.  
A Beauty! 

Here is a VIN that may be helpful in identifying this Baur! 

This one should be easy to spot!  Red with a white roof!  

OK, Baurspotters!  Can we find these Baurs?


Thanks, Liu Leo! 

1978 BMW 320i Baur From The Mecum AuctionFor Sale! Video!


Speaking of Baurs resurfacing--- we just posted three from the NY area yesterday---- and here is another one!  The first E21 Baur ever sold (as far as we know) at a Mecum Auction (Houston April 2016) is also back on the block!

This is Baur #251. 

This sold for about $10-12,000 in April at the Mecum Auction.  I have had conflicting reports.. The larger number may include the 'buyer's premium', paid to the auction house, but I am not sure.
Here is where it stands now with 6 days to go:   Current bid:
US $4,051.00

We will be interested to see how this auction turns out.  It was up once before and failed to meet reserve.

Tons of pics here:

Baurspotting has posted previously about this Baur on several occasions:

Here is another post from a few months back:

Here is an even earlier post about this same Baur from August 2014, before we knew the Baur number:

1989 3181 TC2 in Cologne: New Find!

Congratulations to Julian Suteu who sent me these pics of his 1989 318i Baur in Cologne, Germany the other day.  I have checked the Registry , and it is not yet listed, so this qualifies as a NEW FIND!

Congrats and welcome to Baurspotting, Julian! 

Very nice, Julian!  Thank you for sending, and welcone to our Baur Community!  ;)

Bonus pics from Julian's Facebook page!  ;)

1987 BMW 325e Cabriolet E30 Auto in OZ

Update August 18, 2016:  The seller sent me an email to remind me that he has reduced the price!   $11,500!  Check it out!  http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/_/SSE-AD-4138900

Two UPDATES from the seller:  1)  Baur  number is 46658!  It is not yet registered in the International Baur Registry* so this means that it is a NEW FIND!  Congrats, Brett J., and welcome to our Baur community! 
2) Seller has reduced asking price to $11,500.   Thank you, Brett J.!  
Plus this:  3)  Small Baur World!  We have this Baur in our files!  Check out our file pics!  Here is the link to the ad:  


Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner Craig Saxon for the link to  this TC2 Baur for sale in Australia!

This is Baur #46658:  a NEW FIND!

215,000 kmODOMETER
ConvertibleBODY TYPE
6cyl 2.7L PetrolENGINE

VehicleE30 Cabriolet Convertible 2dr Auto 4sp 2.7i
Cost to InsureGet your car insurance estimate now
Interior Colourbeige
Transmission4 speed Automatic
Body2 doors 4 seat Convertible
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive
Engine6 cylinder Petrol Aspirated 2.7L
Registration Plate51640H
Registration Expiry10 Months - May 2017
Build DateThe date this car was built.Check with seller
Compliance DateThe date this car was complianced to the Australian Design Rules (ADRs).Check with seller
Roadworthy/Safety CertificateYes
Carsales Network IDSSE-AD-4138900
Fuel Economy Combined
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  • Engine Type
    Type of engine, typically electric, piston or rotary.
    Engine Location
    Engine Size (cc)
    Measured in cubic centimetres.
    2693 (cc) 
    Method of air/fuel introduced to the engine e.g. naturally aspirated, turbo etc
    Number of combustion chambers in an internal combustion engine
  • Gears
    Gear Type
    How the vehicle changes gear
    Generic Gear Type
    Gear Location
    Location of the gearstick within a vehicle
    Which wheels are driven by the engine
    Rear Wheel Drive 
  • Fuel Type
    Fuel used by the engine, eg. Petrol, diesel, LPG etc
    Petrol - Unleaded ULP 
    Fuel Delivery
    Fuel is delivered to the engine
    Multi-Point Injection 
    Method of Delivery
    The fuel method delivery of a vehicle.
  • Length
    Length of a vehicle at its longest point.
    4330 (mm) 
    Width of a vehicle at its widest point (excluding mirrors).
    1650 (mm) 
    Height of a vehicle at its highest point.
    1380 (mm) 
  • Country of Origin
    The country in which the vehicle was assembled from components to complete car
    Launch Year
    The year in which this vehicle was first built
    The series of a vehicle model e.g. VY Commodore, FG Falcon
    Description of a vehicle within a model line.
    Seat Capacity
    The number of occupants that can be legally carried within a vehicle.
    Body Style
    Overall shape (style) of the vehicle's body
    Vehicle Type
    Classification of a vehicle based on its intended use.

Seller's Details

  • Contact Name
  • Location
    Chelsea, VIC 3196  

Seller's Comment

This 1987 BMW 325e combines style and luxury. Rare Baur with all service books

New windscreen, with mats and sheepskin covers that have never been off seats. Genuine zender front spoiler and BBS rear apron spoiler BBS genuine side skirts. 14" wheels BBS basketweaves. Rare bmw e30 centre arm rest with twin cup holder bmw genuine fact part. On board computer and twin map rear vision mirror option. Comes with central locking, alarm remotes x2. Mtech 2 steering wheel, front headlight protectors & car bra also included.
Original spare wheel & tyre never been used and full tool kit. Lovely 2 owner, rare neat example.
r rego/permit (not transferable) but available through car club of buyers doing.
Roof stores in boot, drop rear canopy and cruise. Recent RWC applied for classic club permit $100 a ye
The owner (Brett J.) has responded to our inquiry: this is Baur 46658. Since I do not find it listed in the International Baur Registry yet, this qualifies as a NEW FIND! Congratulations, Brett! ;)


** Baurspotting file pics of Brett's TC2:

Thanks, Craig!