1985 BMW 323i E30 C1 Alpina Automatic Coupé  Chassis no. WBAAA810507543248
Lot 593
1985 BMW 323i E30 C1 Alpina Automatic Coupé
Sold for £10,833 (US$ 14,349) inc. premium

Lot Details
1985 BMW 323i E30 C1 Alpina Automatic Coupé  Chassis no. WBAAA810507543248 1985 BMW 323i E30 C1 Alpina Automatic Coupé  Chassis no. WBAAA810507543248 1985 BMW 323i E30 C1 Alpina Automatic Coupé  Chassis no. WBAAA810507543248
1985 BMW 323i E30 C1 Alpina Automatic Coupé
Registration no. B895 XYG
Chassis no. WBAAA810507543248
*Rare high performance derivative
*Iconic 1980's performance saloon
*Rare survivor of the type

Footnotes

  • Founded by Burkard Bovensiepen, the German firm of Alpina began producing tuned versions of BMW models in the 1960s. A close collaborator with BMW from its earliest days, Alpina enjoys motor manufacturer status in Germany and can take much of the credit for establishing BMW's high performance image.

    Alpina's C1 was based on the BMW 323i, providing superior performance over the standard car. Dry-sump lubrication was an unusual featured of the tuned engine, which produced 170bhp, good enough for a top speed of around 132mph. Noteworthy features of this left-hand drive example include automatic transmission, power steering, central locking, a sunroof, and electric windows. Only 35 C1s were built, making it one of Alpina's rarer models.

    Highly collectable, this rare Alpina C1 was built to European specification and first registered in Germany. It still carries the dashboard plaque: 'C1 BMW Alpina E30 W105'. Imported from Hong Kong, the C1 has formed part of a private collection for the last two years, and during that time has received a new fuel tank, pump, and filter; it also benefits from new lower wishbones, various hoses and belts, and a full service. We are advised by the vendor that it is in remarkably original condition, retaining what is believed to be the original paintwork. Already a modern classic, the car is offered with a V5C document and MoT to May 2018 (no advisories).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car does not come with a current MoT as described in the catalogue.
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