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elias_11   Posted Saturday, Mar 3rd 2:58am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 2

1982 BMW 323i
Hello everyone,
My dad recently purchased a 1982 323i Baur, and i was wondering if anyone has the production details, eg how many were made etc. I know that there were about 4500 Baurs produced, but how many were 323's? Also being an Australian delivered car im sure that adds to the rarity. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

pjs323i   Posted Saturday, Mar 3rd 8:32am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 51
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
you wouldn't happen to live in canberra and own a yellow e46 m3 as well...

jdench   Posted Saturday, Mar 3rd 2:05pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 170

Sussex, UK
1979 E21 323i, 1998 E36 323i touring
4595 baur's were made, use the VIN checker on the site here to give you more info.
Most of them were four cylinder models as they were very expensive, I will see if I can find out for you.

elias_11   Posted Sunday, Mar 4th 12:20am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 3

1982 BMW 323i
Nah mate, Im up in Sydney. DOnt have a yellow M3 either

Thanks for the help guys!

pjs323i   Posted Tuesday, Mar 6th 1:56pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 51
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
a son and dad where looking for a 323i and saw mine in a carpark and when i came out of the supermarket i saw them checkin it out and they had a yellow m3...

pjs323i   Posted Tuesday, Mar 6th 1:56pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 51
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
and i refered them to this website as well as bimmerforums etc

elias_11   Posted Sunday, Mar 11th 12:11am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 9

1982 BMW 323i
Oh k, the Baur is the third E21 we've bought. And theyve all been from Sydney. Everyone loves E21's by the looks of it. When I bought the first E21, a hennarot car, we stoped to have lunch on the way back home and people walking past stopped and had a look. And i dont mean just a glance, they walked up and down the car, then around the other side! It seems the only people that dont like them, are the other mechanics where i work on them! Oh well you cant please everyone.

PeterCS   Posted Wednesday, Mar 28th 1:36am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Junior Member
Post nr. 5

Oakville, Ontario Canada
BMW 316 Baur
How about some more pics!

Peter CS
82 316 Baur
Oakville, Ontario

elias_11   Posted Wednesday, Mar 28th 8:16am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 15

1982 BMW 323i
The Baur is actually at the panel shop atm, but ive got some pics of the car when we bought it. Under the couple of cm of dust is a perfect body, it was panel beaten and painted with $7000 in recepits.

Tricord   Posted Wednesday, Mar 28th 3:55pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 1006
Belgium, Europe
323i Baur
More Baur info here:

MayanArch   Posted Thursday, Mar 29th 3:56am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 1252
Florida, USA
Baur E21 2.7 1982, Baur E30 318i 1985, 323i 1978
It would be interesting to know how many are left..........but I have no idea how to go about finding that out.

I will call the DOT here in the US if someone will call the departments of transportation in Ausy and England.

chupchup   Posted Friday, Mar 30th 2:09am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 199
There was only 2 here in Singapore, A red and a polaris silver which was re-painted to light blue. Red one is still around, think the blue one has been exported. I would have bought the blue one if the asking was more reasonable and the re-build done a little better.

Bill in MN   Posted Friday, Mar 30th 6:31pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 134

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
I'd guess that of the roughly 4500 built, perhaps 1/2 of them are left. I'd also venture a guess that more made it to the states than one would think. A person can buy a new top for one on ebay so there has to be at least some demand out there.

MayanArch   Posted Friday, Mar 30th 7:04pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 1253
Florida, USA
Baur E21 2.7 1982, Baur E30 318i 1985, 323i 1978
My guess is that there is a couple of hundred out here. One or two apear per month on eBay.......but you dont see them out there at all.

In my lifetime I have seen 3 others in all the cities of all the States I have traveled to in the last 10 years.

AlaskaBimmer   Posted Thursday, May 3rd 8:16am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 21
Anchorage, Alaska
1981 323 Baur, 1978 320i, 1979 320i,
There is one TC1 in Alaska(mine)...I know there is one in Seattle too,

Mine is #3023 there should be a Baur plaque on the left side under the hood that has the number.

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