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, May 26, 2019

Congratulations Jeroen de Laat!

Congratulations to our friend, Jeroen de Laat, and his lovely Bride on their wedding! And, of course, we love it that Jeroen’s Baur was a Member of the Wedding Party! 😉  Thanks to Pongchat Chattalada for the photos!

                           We love Baur Wedding Cars!

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Newlyweds! 

Monday, May 6, 2019

1975 BMW 2004 South Africa: This is NOT a Misprint!

Thanks to our friend Jermaine Smith in South Africa for the heads up on this unusual item:  1975 BMW 2004!  Yeah, you read that right:  a 2004!  It was posted in the 'Old School Beemers' Facebook page.
I believe the 2004 was a South Africa only model.

Sellers comments:

BMW 2004 series BMW..
Contact Seller
Howzit guys, I'm selling my 1975 BMW 2004 series BMW.. 95%fully restored. Kindly spread the word. 80k ONCO. My contact details are 0832146049. Only things that needs to be done is the rear brake linings and Dyn0. Car drives and is fully licensed and on the road. Has a 323 6 cylinder motor and box and Dictator Management system.


Thanks Jermaine!  ;)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Brisbane 2002 Show 2019! Today!

Thanks to Doug Riparetti for this video shoot of today's 2002 Show at Brisbane, near San Francisco, CA. 

Thanks, Doug! ;)


Friday, May 3, 2019

1985 BMW 316 Baur Cabriolet For Sale In Ireland!

Thanks to our friend, Barry M. Foley, for the link to this

1985 BMW 316 Baur Cabriolet

 for sale 'over there' in Donegal, Ireland.

Video! https://youtu.be/X_dXXZAsgYw

 Seller's comments:

When the E30 BMW was launched in 1982, it was initially only offered in a two-door saloon shell. BMW had no immediate plans to offer a cabriolet, although they knew there was a demand for a soft top. So in co-operation with Karosserie Baur, BMW offered a roof conversion as an expensive optional extra, which saw the main roof skin and rear window removed and replaced with a removable hard top sunroof and folding rear hood. This conversion meant that the car was a targa, making it visibly different from the later cabriolet versions BMW eventually produced themselves. This is a very rare car and head-turner - fully serviced this week and running well. M series leather seats, Scorpion stainless steel exhaust, Toyo tyres, BBS alloys, Alpine CD/USB head unit and Alpine R series custom speakers, fully functioning electric aerial, battery isolator, model specific 316 vintage number plates. Last NCT passed with zero advisories, not due another NCT until 2020. Overhaul service, gearbox linkage, brake calipers and tune up carried out last year by a specialist German master mechanic, alternator reconditioned. Steering wheel and gearstick gaiter re-stitched with new leather. New headliner for sunroof fitted, front sunroof section recovered last year. Rear hood has a few patches but is watertight. Comes with tonneau cover for hood. If you were fussy the rear hood could be replaced as the window is a little clouded. It never bothered me as I usually drive with the roof down. A new replacement rear hood including window can be sourced online for around 380 euro. Always garaged and only taken out on dry days. Located in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal. Owned by me for 3 years. I fancy a change but will only sell if the right buyer comes along. 56 euro tax and around 200 euro per year to insure. This is an appreciating classic - No silly offers please. Message me via Done Deal for more information. Thanks for looking.

Key Info

Overview and Description
  • MakeBMW
  • Model3-Series
  • Year1985
  • Mileage75,000 mi
  • Fuel TypePetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • Body TypeCabriolet
  • Engine Size1.8 litre

Thanks, Barry! ;)