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, November 27, 2019

1968 1600-2 Baur For Sale: $51, 750!

Thanks to our friend, Bob Kauffman, for the link to this little Baur Beauty!

 Aiken, South Carolina, 29801

Seller’s Description:
This vehicle is located at our Zonhoven Belgium Facility and is eligible for importation to the United States. Please contact us for more information. All vehicles are located at our South Carolina facility unless otherwise noted.

The 1600-2, as the first '02 Series' BMW was designated, was an entry-level BMW, and was smaller, less expensive, and less well-appointed than the New Class Sedan on which it was based. BMW's design director Wilhelm Hofmeister assigned the two-door project to staff designers Georg Bertram and Manfred Rennen. The 23 cm (9.1 in) shorter length and wheelbase and lighter weight of the two-door sedan made it more suitable than the original New Class sedan for sporting applications. As a result, the two door sedan became the basis of the sporting 02 Series.

Beginning in 1968, a convertible based on the 02 body was built by Karosserie Baur.

The 1600-2 (the '-2' meaning '2-door') made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1966 and was sold through 1975, with the designation being simplified to '1602' in 1971. The 1.6 L M10 engine produced 63 kW (84 hp) at 5,700 rpm and 130 N.m (96 lb.ft) at 3,500 rpm. In 1968, Road & Track declared the US$2676 1600 'a great automobile for the price'.

Our beautiful example was sold new at Auto Becker in Krefeld Germany on the 3d of december 1968. She made her way to Belgium in 2010 and was last owned by a famous Belgian Racedriver and and also BMW dealership owner.

Still with her original servicebook she is the one you are looking for.
Price: $51,750 

Thanks, Bob!  ;)

Friday, October 11, 2019

Paul Wegweiser at Maximillian Importing Company! Call him, GDI! ;)

Credit Where Due Department: I want to give a shout out to my friend Paul Wegweiser at Maximillian Importing Company! I have my 1982 323i Baur in the shop for some extensive, and overdue, front end work (that I didn't want to do myself at 70 years old, btw). The shop was unable to locate a steering rack that I need, and they asked if I could find one. I said "OK, I'VE GOTTA GUY"! .... and that guy is Paul Wegweiser, folks. 

Ben Thongsai and Paul Wegweiser changing Paul's head gasket in the hotel parking lot in the middle of the night at the Vintage circa 2011, with lighting provided by flashlights!  This is the stuff of Legend. ;)

Yes, Paul came through with the steering rack I needed. OF COURSE HE DID! Call him, GDI!  

Paul is THE GUY that you want to talk to, believe me!
1-412-585-2067. Thank you, Paul!