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.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Unsold On Bring A Trailer: 1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 5-Speed

I have had a busy couple of weeks, so I am getting to this a bit late.  The Bring a Trailer Auction has already ended, and 'reserve not met'.  

It turns out.... you guessed it.... it is a Small Baur World, since we have seen and posted about this car a couple of years back!  See below*.

Baur #2676

The bid went to:  BID TO $5,601 ON 6/5/19

Here is the Bring A Trailer listing:

This 1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 in finished in Henna Red over a black leather interior and is powered by a 2.0L inline-six paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The car was built in September 1984 and imported to Knoxville, Tennessee in January 1987 with 29k miles. It was relocated in 1992 to Florida, where the seller purchased it just under three years ago. Maintenance in March 2019 included a valve adjustment and the replacement of the water pump, thermostat, belts, hoses, and more as described below. This E30 Baur TC2 is being offered with partial service records, an AutoCheck report, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.
1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 5-Speed
The Hennarot (052) paint and black retractable top are shown up close in gallery photographs below. A trunk lid with rear spoiler from a 325is has been installed, and the model lettering has been deleted. The included AutoCheck reports a left side impact with another vehicle in December 2013, resulting in minor damage. The seller notes that the rear plastic window needs to be replaced.
1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 5-Speed
14″ bottle cap wheels wear 195/60 Falken tires. Slimmer European-market bumpers are equipped, and retrofitted side markers can be seen front and rear.
1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 5-Speed
The black leather interior features a wooden shift knob and grey carpets. Cracks are apparent on the driver’s seat along with tears in the leather. The dash also has a few cracks, however an uninstalled replacement dash accompanies the car. The air conditioning system’s components from the firewall forward were removed by a previous owner.
1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 5-Speed
A map light rear view mirror is fitted, and the radio is noted as not working. The instrument cluster has been replaced with a rebuilt VDO unit due to an inoperable temperature gauge. The replacement cluster currently indicates 134k miles, and the seller reports they have added around 800 miles since their purchase. Total mileage is unknown.
1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 5-Speed
The 2.0L M20B20 inline-six features Bosch LE-Jetronic fuel injection and was factory-rated at 123 horsepower. A Getrag 240 5-speed manual transmission is equipped and recently received new shifter bushings.
1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 5-Speed
The previous owner is said to have replaced the timing belt and upper housing seal, lower timing belt cover gasket, crank seal, cam seal and guides, intake manifold gaskets, valve cover gaskets, coolant expansion tank, spark plugs, distributor cap and rotor, ignition leads, fan clutch, radiator, fuel pump, fuel relay and sender, injector plugs and boots, hoses, vacuum lines, temperature sensors, thermostat housing gasket, and the transmission and differential fluids. Recent maintenance performed in March 2019 included the following:
  • Water pump and hoses replaced
  • Thermostat replaced
  • Injector connections repaired
  • Timing belt cover spring installed
  • New serpentine, fan, and alternator belts installed
  • Valves adjusted
  • Tune-up
  • Muffler replaced
1985 BMW 320i Baur TC2 5-Speed

The seller states he will be talking to the high bidders, and if nothing can be worked out, he will take it to other venues.

Good luck with the sale!

Bring A Trailer Listing, many more pics:

Here are some previous photos from our March 2017 post on this car:


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