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ONLY 101,000 MILES

Here at Old Colonel Cars, the Classic and Performance Car Agency, we are delighted to have an immaculate example of the fabulous Alpina B10 4.6 V8.

This October 1997 car is No 207, finished in Artic Silver with a Black extended leather interior and has covered 101,000 Miles. This example benefits from an excellent, fully documented service history. Its always been owned by people that can afford to maintain these cars correctly and it shows in the way it performs.

The bodywork and paintwork are in excellent condition throughout, there is no rust, just a lovely deep all over shine. Look closer, no dings, no dents, perfect stance, this car looks fantastic.

Inside the superb condition continues, the Black fully extended leather interior is in excellent condition. There are some lovely Alpina touches, including the Alpina coloured stitching on the steering wheel, Alpina plaque etc.

The Alpina 18inch alloys are all in excellent condition, no curbing, all fitted with a lovely set of Michelin tyres.

Underneath this B10 is just as good and just as original, sills, floor pan all in excellent original condition.

The 4.6 V8 runs and sounds perfectly. Its been properly serviced and it shows.

The Gearbox offers normal automatic mode or you can change gear with the steering wheel buttons.

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 ‘at least’ 172 MPH if the mood takes you with a 0-60 time of 5. 9 seconds, but road tests indicate these figures 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 tick over, it’s 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 !

This example benefits from a fully documented service history. We have all the original manuals, a fully stamped original service book, a folder full of all old MOT’s and service receipts, HPI clear certificate, VOSA mot history, even the original Sales invoice from Vines BMW, where in 1997 this car cost £72,419 (Over £135,000 in todays money)

This Alpina B10 really is an outstanding example. If you are looking for the best of both worlds, stunning performance with a luxury interior, this car must be seen.

This B10 is Mot’d until December 2024, its ready to be enjoyed.


Service History 

Mileage  Garage              Work Complete
0        Alpina Factory      Pre Delivery Check
1362     Vines BMW           Running In Check
8646     Vines BMW           Oil Service
17,962   Vines BMW           Inspection I Service
33,282   Vines BMW           Inspection II Service
42,542   Vines BMW           Oil Service
53,084   Lind BMW            Inspection I Service
62,447   First Front BMW     Oil Service
76,032   Cainry Classics     Inspection II Service
93,690   Flag Motors Ltd     Oil Service
94,181   Flag Motors Ltd     Coolant Service
94,193   Flag Motors Ltd     Oil Service
94,553   Flag Motors Ltd     Oil Service
95,100   Phoenix Motorsport  Inspection II Service
95,397   David Rose Classics Oil Service / Pixels on Dash
95,624   Middleton Service   Full Inspection / Oil Service / New Tyres
97,328   Middleton Service   New Shocks
99,208   Middleton Service   Full Service
100,783  Middleton Service   Coolant Service
101,402  Middleton Service   Air Con Service

Old Colonel Cars, the Classic and Performance Car Agency, was formed in 2005, by Andy Miller. Driven by a passion to deal in the very best classic and performance cars, from the 80’s, 90’s and modern classics beyond. We are proud that we now have many repeat customers and access to some of the best cars and car collections available. We offer a very personal service, selling the best, most cherished examples on behalf of their owners. You will not find expensive coffee lounges, pushy salesman, just properly presented classic and performance cars and a 1 to 1 service. Take a look on our Testimonials page, see what our customers say. If you are considering selling a similar quality car, classic, modern classic or performance car, please see our Sell Your Car page and send us the details, we would love to hear from you.


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