Bonhams : 1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074

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Lot 24*
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon
Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074

Sold for £ 20,700 (US$ 26,688) inc. premium
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
*One of only 74 produced specifically for Japan
*Left-hand drive
*Automatic transmission, sunroof, air conditioning, power steering
*Recent extensive renovation to original specification
*Alpina certification

Footnotes

  • Successor to the well liked 1602/2002 range, the first BMW 3-Series (code E21) debuted in 1975 and would go on to sell even better than its predecessor before being replaced in 1982 by the second generation (E30) models. Tuned 3-Series models modified by the German firm of Alpina first went on sale in 1976. Founded by Burkard Bovensiepen, Alpina had begun tuning BMWs in the 1960s before the Bavarian company's own Motorsport Department launched its now famous 'M' range. 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 thanks to a succession of sensational road cars and countless race-track victories.

    The ultra-rare Alpina sports saloon offered here is based on the four-door 325i (E30) and has the 2.7-litre version of BMW's M20 six-cylinder engine producing around 207bhp. It is one of only 74 made specifically for the Japanese market and was sold there via Nicole Racing (Alpina's sole distributor in Japan). Built in March 1988, this car is number '74' of this limited series and thus the last to be produced. It has covered circa 110,300 kilometres (approximately 68,500 miles) from new and is presented in generally good, age-related condition. Noteworthy features include automatic transmission, a sunroof, power steering, air conditioning, power windows, coloured window glass, AM/FM radio/cassette, sports seats, and central locking.

    Chassis number '74' benefits from recent renovation to original specification with no expense spared. Undertaken in 2018, these extensive works included replacing numerous parts with new and correct Alpina components, an almost complete re-spray, and fitting a new battery and tyres. The dashboard was replaced at the same time and a new centre console installed, but otherwise the interior remains almost entirely original. In addition, Nicole Racing carried out a major service in 2018, replacing numerous parts in the process. A full list of all works carried out and parts replaced is available for inspection (recommended). A certain future collectible, this rare luxury sports saloon comes complete with a genuine tool kit and Alpina certification.

    Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local import taxes of 5% will be added to the hammer price.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the vendor has informed us that the auto gearbox once warm is fine, however from cold can be slow to oporate. We suspect that the gearbox needs a service.
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1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
1988 BMW Alpina C2 2.7 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. WAPC225008C200074
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