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
Owners: 3: From same family
Full service history: MOT
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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