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, July 8, 2020

Small Baur World Redux: 1983 BMW 320i Baur Zender e30 roller - $2500 (lake county)

Thanks to our friend, Jonathan Bush, for sharing the link to this TC2 Baur for sale in Northern California!  I did not recognize this car at first, and neither did Baur Guru Jeroen Janssen! 

After contacting the seller, it turns out we DO know this Baur from waaaay back when we first started this blog, maybe around 2011 or so.  I do not think I ever published anything on it, because I do not seem to have anything in my files.  However, I DO remember seeing in Bimmerforums, and I recognized the sellers Bimmerforums nickname:  Ruffian!  So, once again, it is a Case of:  Its a Small Baur World! 

Jeroen then chimed in with this info on the car:   "B40328-13, it´s new to me. But might have some pictures with this car already. Was sold new by Hans Sixt GmbH."  And this morning, the seller sent me a photo of the Baur plate:  sure enough, Jeroen had nailed it!  Here is the photo. Thank you, Keith!  And thank you, Jeroen!   

Seller's Comments:

Rare Early German e30 Baur TC roller.

Euro Spec import – 1983 320i e30. (Badged 323i but realoem.com search shows 320i. This is the m20b20 and the block of that engine is in the bay. Was going to fresh bore the block for an overbore stroker.

Super Rare Zender bodykit (missing front valence) – rocker panels, door pods, wheel arches and rear lower valence all complete. See Badging, this was possibly installed and sold originally by Zender Exklusiv-Auto in their first year of existence. http://www.zendergroup.com/en/history/2/

Equally rare Baur TC conversion all complete. Back half folds down, and center section lifts off.

Manual windows, manual steering(rack removed but included), manual transmission, no AC.
Euro no whole shift surround included. Interior is rough, hole behind rear seat was archaic subs/system. OEM sport seat fronts, no rear seats.

Square headlight conversion – unknown maker, but there’s only a couple from that period. One headlight is cracked, one piece Kidney and headlight surround is in good shape.

Euro front(not pictured) and rear chrome bumpers included and in good shape.

If you’re looking then you know…this is a unicorn, but she isn’t pretty. I’ve owned her since 2007, probably out of system on registration as I wasn’t able to complete the original purchase transfer since I wasn’t smogged. I’m the owner of record at DMV though and paid quite a few registration fees once to move it to another location, but I just have the PO’s pink slip.

Time to let it go to someone with time. I’m firm on my asking price. In parts pricing alone, this has value.

1983 BMW 320i
VIN: WBAAA3107D9122600
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual