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  1. New member - Edinburgh, Scotland - E30 Baur TC 
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    baurscoot's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    320i Baur TC2 convertible
    Year of Manufacture:
    1990
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Baur TC convertible

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    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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    afternoon all,

    I picked up a 1990 320i Baur TC earlier this week and had a very amusing drive from Sheffield to Edinburgh (300 miles or so). It's an automatic in unmolested condition and has a leather interior. The car has had 3 owners including myself and has no rust. The bodywork is on the whole excellent with one or two typical BMW early 90's 'Red' issues and a few lacquer issues as well. Doesn't really bother me - I like originality and the patina of use with what is quite an iconic 80's symbol.

    I had initially intended to move the car on but I think we'll keep it - ok it's not a 323 or 325 but the power is adequate for my purposes which will mostly be pottering about town and some touring.

    here's some pics:









    The car needs a good service and I suspect there is an air leak in the throttle inlet system somewhere as it is a pig to start and idles rough when cold.

    other than that the usual bulb holder havoc is causing the brake warning light to stay on. The front left indicator bulb holder being the culprit.
    I suspect the service indicator batteries are knackered as the interval lights won't reset.
    the suspension bushes need doing and the rear shocks are spongey
    there's a smell of petrol - I suspect there is a weeping hose somewhere - only after hard driving or speed driving though

    the only upgrades I think I will do other than the stereo (and that will be period with a 3mm jack socket added) will be:
    polyurethane bushes
    replace rear drum brakes with discs
    I am considering lowering the car by 1 " but no further

    This car is really growing on me - the baur conversion is very practical for the horrible Scottish climate and means for the 30 mins sunshine we get a year I can actually enjoy driving! A wonderful addition to the fleet
     
     

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    angie4m's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    Z4 sDrive35is
    Year of Manufacture:
    2012
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Convertible
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    Welcome! I will keep my eyes open for that beauty in town

    I do hope your going to enjoy it in the last of the decent weather this weekend!
     
     

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    baurscoot's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    320i Baur TC2 convertible
    Year of Manufacture:
    1990
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Baur TC convertible

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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    thanks Angie,
    current fleet:

    1990 320i Baur TC
    1974 Triumph 2000 Saloon
    1997 Volvo 940 Sport Edition Estate
    1991 Citroen BX16 Meteor
     
     

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    larry1959's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    316i se
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon
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    welcome mate
    nice car

    2003 316i
     
     

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