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, July 14, 2018

TC1 Baur in California on Hemmings: Caveat Emptor and Possible Small Baur World?

Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner, Jonathan Selig, for spotting this listing in Hemmings.  Jonathan notes that it is NOT advertised as a Baur!  That is worth noting.... see our comments below!  We think we may know this Baur* from six years ago, so this may be another "Small Baur World" find!  

Thanks, Jonathan!  

We do have some issues with this listing:  it states that it is a 320i.  That is an error, at the very least.  Check the pics..... it has an M20 engine with twin exhausts.  That means it is a 323i.  Why wouldn't the seller know that???  Because they didn't check, or because they have no clue.  Either way, that is a good reason for us to make this:  Caveat Emptor!  What else have they not checked on this car? Assume that they have not done any due diligence, if they missed anything as obvious as .... the wrong engine!  Especially since the M20 would be a positive selling point vs the 320i M10.  Plus, as Jonathan noted in his message to us.... there is no mention that this is a Baur!  Why not?  My answer would be that this seller either doesn't know or doesn't care what he has.  That means two things to potential buyers:  1) Again, Caveat Emptor;  and 2) someone may be able to get a good deal on this, since it appears the seller may be clueless. His pricing however tells me that he thinks he has something..... $5950 is high price for a plain Jane 320i project.  Whoa.  I can't forget to mention that it is advertised as a plain Jane project 320i ..... WITH A SALVAGE TITLE, for which he gives no explanation whatsoever!  So he thinks he has 'something special', but it appears has no clue what that 'something special' really is! Lots of questions about this..... but... someone may get a steal!  ;) 

Seller listing comments:
 Beverly Hills, California, 90210

Seller’s Description: 

1979 BMW 320I
This 1979 BMW 320I shown here is available in green with black interior. It comes with a salvage title and is equipped with a manual transmission and BBS wheels. An excellent candidate for some light restoration.
For $5,950 USD
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Price: $5,950  


Thank you, Jonathan! 

*We may have seen this Baur before1  It is a 323i, green, and it has no Baur badge on the B pillar.  Can this be the same Baur? Hard to say for sure but...... Stay tuned!  ;)

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