• Year of manufacture 
    3/2003
  • Mileage 
    17 765 mi / 28 590 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    WBAEJ13403AH62184
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    ESP
    Yes
    Immobilizer
    Yes
  • Reference number 
    SH62184
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    375 BHP / 381 PS / 280 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Reminiscent of a Bygone Era, Rapidly Appreciating Roadster in Exceptional Condition - No. 140 of 555

“Relations between Alpina and BMW are up close and personal. In early 2000, Burkard Bovensiepen’s son Andy – a successful racing driver in touring car – gave up a senior engineering job at BMW to join the family firm. His father was comfortable making 800 cars a year, mostly for European customers, but Andy recognized that the cost of the engineering involved in these special models needed to be spread over a larger volume. He wanted to take Alpina to America”.

The retro-style BMW Z8 became the BMW Alpina Roadster V-8 in 2003. The two obvious reactions are why and how? It starts, of course, with the Z8, introduced in 2000 as a modern interpretation of the classic 1956-59 BMW 507, with the company’s first aluminum hull and the red-hot 394-hp, 4.9-liter V-8 engine from the mighty M5 sedan.

Burkard Bovensiepen’s Alpina company has for more than 30 years produced the niche models that BMW itself does not want to make. Based in the Bavarian town of Buchloe, an hour or so from BMW’s Munich headquarters, Alpina creates cars for connoisseurs. They are expensive and not necessarily more powerful or faster than standard BMWs, but they do offer combinations not available from the factory: a 305-hp 3-series sedan or wagon, whereas the M3 is only a coupe or convertible; a high-performance four-wheel-drive 3-series; and a 5-series with a 375-hp, 4.8-liter version of the regular BMW V-8 that, unlike in the M5, comes with an automatic transmission.

Speedart Motorsports is delighted to offer this unique opportunity for your consideration.

Chasis 2184 rolled off the Dingolfing plant on December of 2002 and delivered to the house of Alpina in the Bavarian town of Buchloe for final assembly on the same week.

The Roadster No. 140 of just 555 examples produced worldwide and 450 for the US market, was completed by Alpina on February of 2003 and first landed on US shores on March 4th, 2003.

Two months later, the first owner took delivery of this magnificent roadster in Knoxville, Tennessee. During the first owner’s brief 15 months tenure with the car, the Alpina covered nearly half of its overall miles. The car then ventured west to San Francisco, where it was acquired by its second owner. Serviced regularly and used sparingly over the past 11 years, the car covered just over 8,000 miles with the proud owner showing the roadster occasionally, including several appearances at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

The motorcar was consigned with Bonhams during the prestigious Arizona Auction held at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. On January 28, 2016 the hammer fell at $253,000 (including premiums) with fewer than 17,000 miles at the time of the live auction.

The new custodian of the Roadster kept the automobile enclosed in the Village of Key Biscayne in South Florida and while clocking just 130 miles around the island for the next 3 years he subsequently sold it to the fourth and last owner, one of the most prominent classic car collectors in Miami, as part of his significant repertoire of historic motorcars.

Having covered such low miles since new, this two-seater remains in excellent condition. The Titanium Silver Metallic paintwork, complimented by the unmistakable 20-inch Alpina multispoke wheels, is in excellent condition and accentuates the sleek BMW 507-inspired bodywork. The interior, swathed in Black and Red Nappa leather, is in similarly great condition with no discernible wear. The Alpina-tuned V8 engine runs admirably and the Steptronic automatic transmission shifts without incident. This rare German Roadster is ready to be driven and enjoyed by its next owner. The sale of the Alpina is accompanied by the original books, all spare keys, tool kit, and the matching factory hardtop and dedicated stand.

Speedart Motorsports invites all serious inquiries and interested parties to witness up-close and personal this instant classic in our motoring gallery, located near the design district of Miami.

Disclaimer
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Speedart Motorsports
3301 NE 2nd Ave
Miami  33137  --
United States
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
James
Last name 
Hondros

Phone 
+1 (305) 396-7224
Fax 
+1 (305) 675-8242
Mobile phone 
+1 (786) 554-4084