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, September 18, 2016

BillinMN's1981 BMW 323i Baur - $7500!

This beautiful Baur belongs to our friend in Minnesota, Bill.  (aka BillinMN in Bimmerforums.)  We have featured it here in Baurspotting previously*.   We are sorry to see him sell it, but someone is going to get a prize!   I have a lot of pics of this car, including the restoration process!  It is definitely worth a look!  My apologies to Bill for the delay in getting this posted.

Seller's (Bill) comments:

Due to lack of use it's time for my '81 Baur to find a home with someone capable of giving this car the TLC it needs.  

If you're looking at this ad you're probably familiar with the e21 323 as well as the Baur derivative. It is by no means a show car but an excellent rust free "driver".

- California car. Clean MN title. 
- 2.7 motor from an '88 Super Eta with an "e" to "i" conversion, bigger cam, supersprint header, Alpina chip. Very strong motor. Less than 2000 miles on it. 
- limited slip diff.
- manual steering
- Bilstein Sport shocks/struts, HR springs. Lowered 2", rear camber compensators. 
- 4 pot Volvo brakes up front, e30 in back. Bias control.
- leather Recaro's in decent shape. No major rips/tears but they do have normal wear. These are correct e21 Recaro's.
- all body and roof rubber replaced and in great condition. 
- excellent roof/convertible canvas, professionally installed. Seals are all good. 
- period correct Einke rims, not reproductions
- original 4 speed. If you're not freeway running it's a hoot with the 4 speed so I never put in a 5. 5 speed conversions are easily sourced from an M20 powered e28 or e30. 
- Uber rare Hella grill with big/small lights.
- front spoiler in perfect condition, don't remember the brand, though.

About the only thing it could really use is new carpeting. Regular e21 carpeting will fit with a few modifications to the rear section. 

I have not driven the car more than 20 miles/year for the past 4 or 5 years and it is starting to show. There's really nothing wrong that someone handy couldn't fix over the course of a few weekends. It runs, drives, stops and does what it's supposed to and is in no way unuseable. 

This is a relatively rare car in overall very good condition. The price reflects the fact that it needs a little TLC. Please email with questions. 



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