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1979 BMW 323i Baur Euro Spec

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323i Baur
2.3L 6-cylinder
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1979 BMW 323i Baur Euro Spec for sale

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 ☎ Call 773-267-2684 for more information 1979 BMW 323i Baur Euro Spec Euro e21 Vehicle Overview: Stock: EV510 VIN: 00000000000000000 Year: 1979 Exterior Color: Grey Make: BMW Interior Color: Black Model: 323i Baur Mileage: 100006 Engine: 2. 3L 6-cylinder Transmission: Manual Vehicle Description: 1979 BMW 323i Baur TC1 Exceedingly Rare First-Year TC1! Euro-market 323i 100. 06 Miles Major Service in 2014 BMW Serial #: 6508285 Baur Serial #: 000340-01 Evolve Motors is pleased to present this 1979 BMW 323i Baur TC1! Assembled by BMW in August of 1978. this 323i was destined for the European market. as were all 323is. Here in the United States. we were limited to only the four-cylinder variants of the E21. the first of BMW's famed 3-series. The US-spec cars were a joy to drive. but were saddled by a lack of power. They handled well. but didn't feel quite lively enough when you got on the throttle. The European market received the 323i in addition to the four-cylinder variants. which was equipped with a 2. 3L 6-cylinder. which turned the E21 from a fun commuter to a properly sporty car. Karosserie Baur. a Stuttgart-based coachbuilder. saw an opportunity in the BMW E21. Baur would take brand new E21s and convert them to Targas; however. the term Targa was already in use by Porsche. so Baur referred to the cars as TC. or “Top Cabrio”. This particular TC1 was actually produced during Baur's first year of E21 modification. it's one of only 1659 Baur TC1 323is ever built! This is one of very. very few TC1 323is in the United States. Baur's TC1 was so well received that they continued on to make the TC2. TC3. and TC4. On day one of ownership. I'll admit that I wasn't completely sold on the Baur top. The proportions of a Euro-bumpered E21 coupe are so dead-on that I had a tough time coming to terms with the Targa-style top. However. after a week or so of being around the car. it really starts to look oh-so right. With the top down and the grey boot on. the car is seriously handsome. The Euro bumpers and Zender ducktail really give the car a sharp look. Exterior: Right around the year 2000 this car was brought to Ultimate BMW in New York. where they stripped the car down. repaired a couple dings and signs of rust. and repainted the car in an OEM grey that was slightly darker than the original Polaris. The car presents very well. as one would expect from a restored car. Paint looks great everywhere except for the passenger side of the hood. where it looks like some dust may have found its way into the paint. It's by no means glaring. but there is some texture to that side of the hood at the right angle under the right lighting. Aside from that. all panels are blemish-free and shine brilliantly. The Baur top was just serviced. during which time the plastic rear window was replaced. Top folds as it should and the grey leather boot is in great shape. Chrome side mirrors do show some oxidation. and chrome Euro bumpers are showing a bit of aging. Wheels are in excellent shape. as are the tires. which have 9/32” tread depth remaining at all four corners. Interior: As you'll note from the photos. all dash text is in German. While not too shabby. the interior isn't quite as well-presented as the exterior. Blaupunkt Lexington works. as does heat. AC blows. though not cold. Seats are fairly tired. driver's seat is fraying a bit. The dash has a couple light cracks and looks to have seen some sun. Carpet is in good shape throughout. with no tears or stains. Door panels are in great shape and are free of any scuffing. Trim at the bottom of the front windows is a bit wavy. Overall. this car looks like it's been enjoyed with the top down and the sun out. which is just what we'd want to do with it too. Mechanical: In 2014. after six years of sitting stationary in a garage in New York. this car had a thorough mechanical sorting. to the tune of over $10. 00. Receipt from The Little Garage in Huntington New York in-hand. Work performed includes a rebuild of the fuel distributor. as well as replacement of the water pump. hoses. timing belt. timing belt tensioner. fuel pump. fuel tank sending unit. fuel filter. air slide valve. warm up regulator. spark plugs. battery. ignition lock. trunk lock. and steering lock. Both fuel tanks were removed and cleaned with acid. as well as the inside re-coated. This car fires right up and runs extremely well (it'd better after that service!). It's quick. nimble. and an absolute blast to drive. There is very. very little rust on the car. Take a look at the inside of the truck. extremely nice. Underneath. floor boards and rockers are in great shape. Rust is limited to a bit around the VIN tag under the hood. and some light surface rust on various components underneath. No through rot of any sort and no areas of real concern. This car is ready to be driven and enjoyed by its next owner. Please feel free to reach out to Jake at 773-267-2684 with any further questions. Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty:

Evolve Motors does their best to accurately describe each and every car we sell.  We do not make any warranties or representations whatsoever.  All vehicles are sold "as is. where is".  We encourage you to call to hear more details if you are interested.  We are happy to walk you around every inch of the car!

About Evolve Motors:  We are here to answer any questions that you may have. We would love for you to come see the car in person but understand that many of our buyers are out of state or international. Please do not hesitate to call us and have one of our sales representatives do a 'walk around' with you on the phone. It is our goal to do everything we can to make you comfortable with your purchase and to ensure that no questions are left unanswered and that you are 100% satisfied with your purchase.             Evolve Motors is not a typical car dealership. Our qualified and experienced staff has carefully curated one of the finest selections of classic and collectible vehicles in the greater Chicago area. Our facility boasts a dedicated detail space. a mechanical service facility. and a complete body repair and restoration shop. Each vehicle is carefully inspected and serviced to ensure that it meets our highest standards. We are dedicated to enhancing every aspect of the customer experience. from the initial visit to long after the purchase of a vehicle or service.  
We are pleased to offer our clientele the best vehicles available at great prices. With consignment packages. financing options. and worldwide transportation solutions. we deliver our customers a full circle buying experience. We also provide top caliber mechanical and restoration services at exceptionally reasonable rates.  
Evolve Motors is family owned and operated and in its second generation of ownership. We pride ourselves on building long lasting relationships based on trust. loyalty and respect. We are passionate about our business and enjoying life; we believe that shines through in everything we do. We invite you to come explore the variety of automobiles we have thoughtfully selected for our inventory. We look forward to you becoming the next valued member of the Evolve Motors family.
 We are here to answer any questions that you may have. We would love for you to come see the car in person but understand that many of our buyers are out of state or international. Please do not hesitate to call us and have one of our sales representatives do a 'walk around' with you on the phone. It is our goal to do everything we can to make you comfortable with your purchase and to ensure that no questions are left unanswered and that you are 100% satisfied with your purchase.  

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Buyers Inspection: Evolve Motors has done our best to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction.  Evolve Motors welcomes a buyers inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection. please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Inspection fees if any are Buyers responsibility.


Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold "as is". Manufacturer's warranties may still apply. Extended warranty may be available. nbsp;e-mail or phone Michael at (773) 267-2684 for details. No representations or warranties are made by seller. nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids.


Taxes and Registration fees: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. All taxes and fees must be paid in full in order for vehicle to be titled and registered.


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Shipping & Delivery: All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility.  Evolve Motors will help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage! Licensed Carriers are generally insured for $3. 00. 00. 00. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our showroom. All shipping arrangements are provided by Evolve Motors as a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper. not with Evolve Motors. The amount of time it takes for delivery is dependent on the carrier. but is generally 7-14 days from the date the vehicle is picked up from our facility until it is delivered to your destination. Verify with the shipper for an Estimate Time of Arrival to be sure.


Finalizing your Purchase: Evolve Motors will contact the successful high bidder by e-mail after the auction closes. Successful high bidder MUST communicate with Michael at Evolve Motors by  e-mail or phone
(773) 267-2684 within 24 hours of the auction ending to make arrangements to complete their transaction. If we cannot confirm your intention to buy or the sale is not completed within 5 days. we reserve the right to relist this vehicle or sell to any other qualified buyer.
In order to secure bid on vehicle. Successful bidder (BUYER) must within 24 hours of bid closing send to Seller a Deposit in the amount of 10% by major credit card. cash in person or bank certified funds. Within 72 hours of bid closing. Buyer must send balance of funds by bank wire transfer. cash in person. bank certified funds to Seller. At time of sending initial deposit. Buyer MUST fax copy of their State issued valid Driver License. Furthermore. before said vehicle is released for shipment to Buyer. all other Sale related and title related paperwork must be signed and returned complete to Seller.


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