BMW 323i BAUR

Presenting on behalf of a client yet another gorgeous E30 BMW 3 series. This time the rare Baur TC2 Convertible.

Before BMW built and designed their own convertibles in house they commissioned Karosserie Baur of Stuttgart. A well known German coachbuilder, they produced the Targa topped 2002 range before moving on to the TC1 E21 series and finally the car you see here the TC2 E30 3 series.

The TC2 option was an official BMW factory order and on the internal build sheet was given the no 829 build code. It came with the same full factory warranty as other models in the range.

This lovely car is the desirable 323i 5 speed manual and has been with the same family all of its life. Coming with a huge history and over 28 service stamps she has been much loved and in 2014 was treated to a complete respray at great expense, along with a new roof in 2017.

The original invoice for £17774 is present along with dozens of invoices and old MOTs.

As with all of our commission sales, this BMW doesn’t come with any warranty but has been inspected and seems to be in superb order. We are not aware of any faults. You are welcome to arrange your own inspection if you wish.

Car: BMW 323I Baur

Reg: 1985

Mileage: 100K

Owners: 3: From same family

Full service history: MOT

Price: SOLD

Aug 85   supplying dealer   Bridgegate BMW Chesterfield

Sep 85    1822 miles          Blue Bell BMW Wilmslow

Jul 86   16250 miles           Blue Bell BMW Wimslow

Jul 87   31522 miles           Blue Bell BMW Wilmslow

Jun 88   42898 miles          Blue Bell BMW Wilmslow

Jun 89   48637 miles          Winsford Service Station

May 90   52914 miles         Winsford Service Station

May 91   54067 miles         Winsford Service Station

Mar 92   59596 miles         Winsford Service Station

Feb 93   62605 miles         Winsford Service Station

Feb 94   64083 miles         Winsford Service Station

Jan 95   71962 miles         Winsford Service Station

Jan 96   73435 miles         Winsford Service Station

Apr 97   74829 miles         Winsford Service Station

Nov 97   75759 miles         Winsford Service Station

Mar 99   77706 miles         Winsford Service Station

Mar 00   79200 miles         Winsford Service Station

Apr 01   83267 miles         Winsford Service Station

Oct 02   88925 miles         Winsford Service Station

Dec 03   91341 miles        Winsford Service Station

Jun 05   92135 miles         Winsford Service Station

Jul 07   93471 miles          Rushton Garage

Jun 10   95866 miles         George Rhodes and Sons

Jul 11   96376 miles          George Rhodes and Sons

Jul 12   96714 miles          George Rhodes and Sons

Jul 13   96961 miles          George Rhodes and Sons

Apr 16   97689 miles         George Rhodes and sons

Feb 17   98845 miles         George Rhodes and sons

Apr 19 100262 miles          Knypersley Garage

Cambelt was changed at 34k, 72k, 89k and 97k.

Having had a full respray in 2014 at a cost of over £4000 you would expect the  Zinnober red paintwork to be in excellent order. With virtually no stone chips or dents at all and certainly no corrosion this 323 is in beautiful condition.

The roof was replaced at a cost of £950 in 2017 and the bumpers and wheels are in good condition.

The anthracite cloth upholstery is virtually unmarked, as are the door cards. The expensive recaro sports seats which were a factory option and as you can see from the photographs are looking almost new.

There are no cracks on the dashboard and all of the electrics work as they should. This car was fitted with a very expensive Becker Mexico stereo system which suits the car perfectly.

The roof and lining are as new and the interior of this BMW is a cosy place to be. You can lift out the targa roof panel and store in the boot or go fully topless and quickly lower the rear roof section.

Option code 215: PAS, 219: sports steering wheel, 300 :central locking, 311: LH electric door mirror, 324: front spoiler, 350: green tinted glass, 410: electric front windows, 485: recaro sports seats, 551: on board computer, 829: Baur conversion.

This engine is the 6 cylinder 2316 cc with the Bosch L jetronic fuel injection and is smooth and powerful. Producing 150 BHP this was considered a quick car in its day,  able to reach 123 MPH and hit 60 MPH in just under 9 seconds. The 5 speed gearbox and clutch are a delight and the car is light and nimble with a lovely sonorous tone coming from the straight six engine.Compared to BMWs own convertible these cars are rare and to find a good one is getting increasingly difficult.This is a commission sale on behalf of our client and although doesn’t come with a warranty has been fully inspected and is in superb order.

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