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.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jack Green's 1982 323i Baur in Melbourne, Australia!

Thanks once again to our friend and fellow Baur owner,Craig Saxon, for the heads up on this NEW FIND Baur in Australia!  This was posted in the BMW Car Club of Victoria Facebook page, and it is not yet listed in the International Baur Registry!  Congrats to Jack Green and welcome to Baurspotting!

Baur 3145, a NEW FIND!

Seller's comments:

Anyone interested in a 1982 323i E21, Baur, 131280 km. Roof and rubber seals have been replaced, seats upholstered and goes well. But there's rust present. Needs work to bring up to scratch. Been a weekend car for many years. Can sell with the number plate. 
Cheers Jack

Thank you, Craig!   Welcome, Jack Green!  

Thursday, January 26, 2017

TC2 Parts: 1985 BMW euro 323i Baur Parts Car - $1 (Concord)

Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner Rick Oppedisano for the link to this sad case:  parting out a rusty TC2 near Charlotte, NC.  We know this Baur from a previous post:  Baur #3607*.  It was for sale as a $3500 project back in September 2016.  

UPDATE: 12:30pm January 26, 2017:  The seller informs me that the "dogbox" tranny is sold, but he has the Baur roof (soft top with torn window and 'targa' hard top) and latches.

New Arrival! 1985 BMW euro 323i Baur Parts Car - $1 (Concord)

This is Baur 3607. 

New arrival!!
1985 BMW 323i Baur targa convertible e30 
This e30 was imported from Europe in the 80s 
Car is beyond repairable... Too much rust. Parts ONLY!! 
Crackless dash $550
2.3i inline six swap $1000
3.63 lsd diff $400
Sport seats black leather $450 pair 
Rear euro bumper $200 
iS trunk spoiler $100
Clean carpet $200
Getrag dogbox trans $1000

make / manufacturer: BMW
model name / number: 323i
size / dimensions: 2.3l

Please text or call 704 724 8010


*That being said.....here is our previous info on this Baur: http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2016/09/1985-323i-bmw-e30-baur-project-spotted.html

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Looky What I Found in Chicago: Small Baur World!

I stumbled across this Baur tonight on Craigslist.  It looked a little familiar, so, on a hunch, I did a quick search of Baurspotting posts.  And looky what I found:  Baur #340!  Bingo!  The last time we saw this Baur*, it was for sale in New York last summer.  It is also on Ebay, btw**.

1979 BMW 323i BAUR TC1 E21 RARE - $14000 (Chicago)

1979 BMW 323i E21 Baur TC1
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 100006
title status: clean
transmission: manual
Seller's Comments:

BMW Serial #: 6508285
Baur Serial #: 000340-01

- Euro Market only 323i, dash text is in German
- One of only 1659 Baur 323is ever produced
- Highest spec variant of the e21, the first 3-series. 6-cylinder, while all US-delivered cars were 4-cylinders.
- 2014 receipt in hand for a full mechanical rebuild, to the tune of over $10k. Work performed includes a rebuild of the fuel distributor, as well as replacement of the water pump, hoses, timing belt, timing belt tensioner, fuel pump, fuel tank sending unit, fuel filter, air slide valve, warm up regulator, spark plugs, battery, ignition lock, trunk lock, and steering lock. Fuel tanks were removed and cleaned with acid, as well as the inside re-coated. 
- Rust free, impressive condition
- Just ticked past 100k miles
- Baur "Top Cabrio" top was just serviced, rear plastic replaced. No leaks. 
- Radio and heat work. AC blows but it's not cold.
- Right around the year 2000 this car was brought to Ultimate BMW in New York, where they stripped the car down, repaired a couple dings and signs of rust, and repainted the car in an OEM grey that was slightly darker than the original Polaris.
- Paint looks great with the exception of the the passenger side of the hood which shows a little bit of texture. Looks like some dust made its way under the paint. It's not glaring, but worth noting. 
- Wheels are in good shape, tires have lots of life left
- Interior is a bit tired, seats aren't torn up but are worn in.

Shoot me an email and I can provide more details and additional photos.


*Baurpotting post from Summer 2016:

** Ebay listing:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/322393924357?vectorid=229466&lgeo=1&item=322393924357&rmvSB=true

Monday, January 16, 2017

1982 323i on Gumtree in OZ

Thanks to the ever-vigilant Craig Saxon, our friend and fellow Baur owner, for tracking down this listing for a 1982 323i in Australia!  Craig is trying to get the Baur number for us.

1982 BMW 3 Convertible

$3,950.00 Negotiable
Oakbank, SA

In the specifications, it lists "front ventilated discs, rear drums".  Unless I am mistaken, the 323i came with 4 wheel disc brakes, so I am not sure why it is listed this way.

Seller's comments:
bmw e21 baur cabriolet restore while you drive roof in good condition mag wheels new stereo cd player worth restoring for the enthusiast


Thank you, Craig!