ALPINA B10 4.6 V8 INDIVIDUAL SWITCHTRONIC

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Vehicle Details

ONLY 82,000 MILES

AMAZING EXAMPLE - AS GOOD AS THEY COME

FULL SERVICE HISTORY

Introduction

Here at Old Colonel Cars we have an absolutely superb example of the Alpina B10 4.6 V8 Individual. Here at OCC, we specialise in the Alpina B10’s, having sold many excellent examples. Well this example is as good as they come, ready to show and in amazing condition throughout. A facelift, April 1999 example, it has covered only 82,000 miles. This B10 is one for the Alpina or BMW collector.

Specification

This B10 has a lovely specification, including Electric Sunroof, Electric Sports seats with memory function, 3 stage Heated seats, Electric steering wheel adjustment, Phone, Rain sensor wipers, Rear electric blind, Factory gradually tinted glass, Parking sensors, Xenon lights, Sat Nav ,CD changer, Air conditioning etc

Bodywork / Interior / Wheels etc

This example is finished in a the perfect colour, Alpina Blue (Blau II)

The bodywork and paintwork on this Alpina are immaculate. It has the deepest all over shine, the colour changes dependent on light conditions, it really stands out. Obviously no rust, no noticeable dings or dents. As with most Alpina’s, the paintwork seems to have just a little extra sparkle. Look at the video, everyone who has seen this car loves the colour and are amazed by the condition.

Look closer, look underneath, the sills and jacking points are all in excellent, original condition. Look closer, all the suspension components, the brake lines, all in excellent shape. Its clear to see this car has been stored correctly and lightly used, no surface rust to be seen.

Inside, this B10 is finished in Light Grey, extended leather. As you can hopefully see from the many pictures and video, it all in excellent condition. Featuring the original Alpina striped mats, it just a lovely place to be, still looking as fresh as it did when produced.

The beautiful Alpina alloys are all in excellent condition, including he spare. All fitted with an excellent set of Goodyear tyres.

Engine / Gearbox

If you are not familiar with this model, this was Alpina’s answer to the M5. This was not designed to be a direct competitor, as it was more designed for a super fast saloon rather than the more hard core M5. These cars left the factory as BMW 4.4 V8’s. They were then taken to the Alpina factory. The engine was modified by increasing the displacement to 4619 cc, new crankshaft, re profiled camshafts, lighter higher compression Mahle pistons and a re-programmed engine management, along with re profiled and ported cylinder heads. This along with suspension / wheels / exhaust / gearbox upgrades resulted in a car with 340 BHP and amazing amounts of torque. Alpina claim 172 MPH if the mood takes you with a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds, but road-tests indicate these figure might be on the conservative side.

These performance figures are impressive, but the main achievement in my eyes is the way they made all these improvements whilst still leaving a perfectly usable daily car, yet had stunning performance when needed. Other than a slightly deeper exhaust note on tickover, its hard to tell this Alpina from a normal BMW V8. But explore the performance and everything comes together and makes sense.

Its staggering, the bespoke Alpina exhaust suddenly makes all the right noises, pops and bangs on the overrun, the instant performance from this large V8 is very addictive, the Switchtronic gearbox with paddle buttons on the steering wheel to change gear works extremely well, I think Alpina got the whole package just right !

History

This Alpina B10 benefits from a full service history. All BMW main dealer plus 1 service from Munich Legends. It comes with all the original manuals, a fully stamped original service book and a folder full of Service receipts and old MOT’s, Alpina build specs etc. If paperwork is your thing, you wont be disappointed.

Please see below for a full service breakdown.

Summary

This Alpina B10 V8 is an outstanding, unrepeatable car

A rare chance to own such an outstanding example.

A car that will stand out at any show.

Last serviced at 81,394, the big Inspection II Service performed by Munich Legends.

Will have a YEARS MOT on sale.

Major Service History

Mileage

Garage

Work Completed

0
Alpina
Pre Delivery Check
7608
Dick Lovett BMW
Oil Service
18,761
Dick Lovett BMW
Inspection I Service
27,323
Dick Lovett BMW
Oil Service / Brake Fluid
35,912
Lind BMW
Inspection II Service
42,847
Lind BMW
Oil Service
49,517
Lind BMW
Inspection I Service
60,782
Barons BMW
Oil Service
74,370
Barons BMW
Inspection II Service / Brake Fluid / Coolant
81,394
Munich Ledgends
Inspection II Service / Brake Fluid / Coolant
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