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E21 323 Baur
Owner: wilbryant
In registry since: Tuesday, Mar 23rd 9:00pm.
Year: 82
Location: Atlanta, GA

Description
The cabriolet conversion was offered by Karosserie Baur GmbH, based on regular E21 models. The cabriolet conversion was composed of a targa roof and an independent rear soft top. Production of the Baur TopCabriolet began in 1978, and were sold via the BMW cabriolet conversion was offered dealership network. All TopCabriolets included the BMW warranty. A total of 4,595 vehicles were manufactured before production ended in late 1981. The cabriolet conversion was not offered to the USA market.

Modifications and tuning
2.8L engine conversion complete with port polished head, 284 performance cam, performance wires, powder coated intake and valve cover, Bava morotsport headers with completely new exhaust from the headers back. Metric Mechanic 5 speed tranny that will soon be mated to a 3.45 LSD.

The cars has Eiback springs and belstine shocks/ struts, Hartge strut tower bars front & rear and soon to be installed Febi Bilstein urethane modified control arms, new the tie rod assemblies and reconditioned urethane modified rear subframe mounts. The wheels are rare OZ Alpina takes off that are a true 2 piece light weight construction with polished lips, 15x 6 front 15x7 rear with 205/50/15 front and 225/50/15 rear. The fenders have been slightly rolled to accommodate the extra rubber.

The inside is completely stock recaro interior with a new Nardi Classic wood steering wheel. The exterior has been freshened up with new paint, saved side lights, BBS front and rear spoilers, Hella Euro7/5 head lights with working city lights and clears front indicator lens.

History
My car was imported as a gray market car and ended up in Denver Colorado thats where I first saw it 3 years before I bought it. After moving to Atlanta GA, I decided I wanted to get a project car and I set out to look for an 80s E21 323 hard top with a sunroof. (Not really a convertible man) After looking for a few months everything that I came across was rusted and need to much body work. So just before I gave into getting one of those rust buckets, I came across the business card of a guy I had meet that had a clean 82 Baur. At the time we meet it was not for sale; but things change so I gave him a call to see if he still had the car and wanted to sale. I brought the car in 2002 had it shipped to Atlanta GA, and began a 4 year restoration project.

 

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