Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Mileage 
    98 987 km / 61 508 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WBADA810009380042
  • Engine number 
    9380012B9/1
  • Lot number 
    465
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Left-hand drive, showing just 98,000km (atoc), high specification and extremely well preservedIndividual Alpina Blau metallic, LSD, air-conditioning, DSC, auxiliary heating, sunroof, onboard computerFinal model year B9 with later style Recaro sports seats and 300km/h speedometer, all in excellent conditionAlpina delivery confirmation and a copy of the original bill of sale from 1985 (cost 76,119DM including over 11,000DM of extras)Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co. KG or simply 'Alpina' - the official BMW tuning partner - has had a long and celebrated association with the Munich carmaker, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. Credited with re-engineering some very special cars over the years, Alpina's approach is often to refine and build on the latent driving and styling characteristics of a standard car, adding a certain Alpina 'magic' that only they can bestow. Their reputation and following are very strong, appealing to discerning buyers who want a special, rare and characterful car. Such are their credentials, that Alpina was recognised by the German Ministry of Transport in 1983 as an 'Automobile Manufacturer' in its own right.According to the copy of the Alpina delivery confirmation certificate accompanying this example,this 1985, E28-based, B9 Alpina was built in March 1985 and was production number 536. Also accompanying the caris a copy of the original Bill of Sale showing its full initial specification including 'Individual' Alpina Blau metallic paint, LSD, air-conditioning, dynamic stability control, auxiliary heating, a sunshine-roof and onboard computer ata total cost of 76,119 DM. As the final model year of this Alpina B9, the Recaro sports seats trimmed in Alpina colours are the later style along with the 300km/h speedo unique to this final batch.After 35 years, the example we have on offer still presents beautifully and is described as driving extremely well. Our vendor, a BMW enthusiast, imported and registered the car in the UK prior tosendingit to a specialist for a full inspection and major service where, pleasingly, it was discovered that the underside is remarkablywell preserved and mechanically the car is excellent. Accompanying this Alpina are the aforementioned Alpina documents, current V5c, import documents, various invoices, old MOTs and its current MOT.A superb, interesting modern classic car with a very strong international following. Sure to be the talking point of any classic car show you attend.