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, November 18, 2017

1982 320/6 In Ireland For Sale! Baur #4095

Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner, the indefatigable Barry Foley, for the heads up on the 1982 320 automatic for sale on Done Deal in ireland!  Baur #4095.  it is already listed in both International Baur Registries, btw.  

Key Info

Overview and Description
  • MakeBMW
  • Model320
  • Year1982
  • Mileage86,349 mi
  • Fuel TypePetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Body TypeCoupe
  • Engine Size2.0 litre
BMW 320 baur convertible 2.0 l 6 cylinder carburettor engine running well. Needs some welding in the boot but chassis,bulkhead,underneath of car,inner wings and shock tops are all good,interior and folding roof are pretty good.this car is 35 years old and needs some restoration work so it's not immaculate but it's a very good starting point

Good luck with the sale!

Thank you, Barry!  


Belgian TC1 Baur For Sale!

Congratulations to Jimmy Verschaeren and welcome to Baurspotting!  Jimmy contacted me today in response to our post about Andreas Therstappen's Baur #000001 appearing at a show in Brussels this weekend.  Our friend Andreas, you may recall, owns both the Alpha and the Omega of the E21 Baurs:  #000001 and #004595!  Jimmy is also located in Belgium. 

Here are the pics that Jimmy sent today:

His Baur is very similar to Baur #000001, as you can see!  

And.... it is for sale!  Contact Jimmy on Facebook for details! He posted on this page: 

More pics from the Baur Registries:  

Welcome to Baurspotting, Jimmy!  

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Small Baur World: Crossing "The Pond" Department!

UPDATE:  753PM November 12, 2017:  Alexandre just responded to this post in Facebook:  "Alexandre Hohagen This is amazing. And the story about how I got the car is even better. Browsing the internet in a sleepless night. Found your website. Saw the car. Fell in love and due to time difference called the previous owner in the middle of my night. I wanted to move fast. So I reached out to a fellow Brazilian friend who works in Dublin. He went there, took pictures and a video. I bought the car and only saw it for the first time when it arrived here in Miami. Nothing like a connected world. Thank you all!!!"
It is a wonderful Small Baur World, indeed!  ;) 

Well, our friend, Baurspotter extraordinaire Bob Kaufmann, has done it again!  Earlier this week he sent me another link to a Baur that was posted in the 2002 Facebook page.  I have a had a very busy week, and I have been fighting a nasty cold, so I didn't get to look at it until today. Alexandre Hohagen posted some pics of his beautiful, recently-acquired 2002 Cabrio Targa by Baur, with the following comment:
  "This is my 1973 BMW 2002 Targa Baur RHD. Any other RHD Targa in the US?!"

I responded to his inquiry:   Yes, Alexandre, there is at least one other RHD Cabrio Targa that I know of: a green one in Southern California. Probably more, but I can't think of any off the top of my head! Welcome!   
I shared his post to Facebook Baurspotting, as always, and received the following response from Alexandre:  Alexandre Hohagen Thank you so much for the warm welcome. And also thanks to you I found this RHD in the countryside of Ireland. I'm now located in Miami!

Naturally, that comment ('thanks to you') aroused my curiosity!  So I did a little search of the Baurspotting files, and BINGO!  I found it!  it was listed in Ireland in a Baurspotting post back in April 2015, thanks to another Baurspotter Extraordinaire, Barry M. Foley! You can see the original post here*:   Small Baur World once again!  And this time it involves a Baur that started out in ireland, and has now ended up in Miami, FL USA!  It is a Small "Cross The Pond' Baur World!  I love it!  

But wait!  There is more!  Our friend and fellow Baur owner Dirk de Goen also played a role in this@**

**I mentioned above that Dirk de Groen also played a role in this.  In checking my files, I found that Dirk had given us a 'heads up' on a new Baur Cabrio Targa import,a while back although we did not have any other information at the time.... but, as it turns out.... this is the same Baur!  Here are the pics Dirk posted!  

Amazing work, Team Baur!  

Thank you, Bob Kaufmann, Barry M. Foley, Dirk de Groen and welcome to Baurspotting:  Alexandre Hohagen! 

And Congratulations to Team Baur! It is indeed a Small Baur World!  



*Original Baurspotting post on this Baur from 2015 in Ireland:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Welcome to Jason Wall, the New Owner of TC2 Baur 2989!

Congratulations and welcome to Jason Wall, the new owner of TC2 Baur #2989!  I received the following message from him tonight on the Baurspotting Facebook page:

 "Hey friends- I bought the Baur 323i that was on Bring a Trailer a few months back. Nice to discover a community for these cars. I look forward to sharing progress on the resto-mod I have planned. Nice to meet you all."

Lots more pics here:


Congratulations to Jason, and welcome to Baurspotting!  

Here are kinks to our previous posts on this Baur: 



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Small Baur World: TC2 Beauty For Sale in Charleston,SC!

Thanks to Jeff Dreibus via Danny Baker, we have discovered a beautiful white TC2 Baur for sale near Charleston, SC.   Jeff asked me if this could be Ed Poole's old Baur, so I went directly to the source:  our friend, Ed Poole in NH.

Yes!  It is indeed Ed's old Baur.  This Baur* has appeared here in Baurspotting several times already, and we are pleased to catch up to it once again.  I am trying to contact the seller as we speak!

As of now, this is the only info that we have.... but it is a start!

Thanks, Jeff and Dan!  Stay tuned!  

*Previous appearance in Baurspotting:

Friday, October 13, 2017

1957 Isetta Project For Sale in California!

OK, slightly off-topic today but.... it's an Isetta!  We always make exceptions for Isettas! Thanks to our friend and fellow Baur owner Eric B. in LA for the heads up on this one! I know we have Isetta fans out there..... you know who you are!  ;) 

1957 isetta deluxe - $4500 (Riverside)

Seller comments:

S"elling a unique car. 1957 isetta deluxe model. It's a project car. Production numbers for these are cars are very low. I don't wanna sell. Because my opportunity to come across another one won't happen unless I'm spending 30-45k"

1957 BMW isetta 
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
fuel: gas
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: manual 

Thank you, Eric! 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cabrios in Holland from Roul van den Heuvel!

Congratulations to Roul van den Heuvel and welcome to Baurspotting.  Roul posted these pics in Facebook today.  I have no further info on them!  

Kudos, Roul!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sergio's TC2 Baur Drawings and His White TC2 320i in Bogota!

Congratulations and welcome to Baurspotting:  Sergio Andres Ortiz of Colombia!  Sergio is a Designer and he sent me some of his TC2 Baur drawings tonight, along with some pics of his white TC2 320i Baur! Great stuff, Sergio!  

His Baur number is B41962_13. Since it is not yet listed in the International Baur Registry, this qualifies as NEW FIND!

Congratulations, Sergio! 

Sergio has also told me that: "It is my first car, my family has many classic cars."  

Sergio believes that this is the only 320 in Colombia!

Some of you may already know that I love the Baurs in white!  ;)  

Here are the TC2 Baur drawings that he sent me!  
(Used with permission.) 

Very cool, Sergio! We love them!   ;)

And thank you for sharing them with us! 

Congratulations again, and welcome to Baurspotting!