An Alpina B10 3.2, quite a mouthful and for many a lot of unknowns.
What exactly is Alpina, and why is this car so unique?
“I’m a man of simple tastes. I’m always satisfied with the best.” – Oscar Wilde – Alpina Slogan
The company that started with typewriters used that precision to start making carburetors for BMW models from the early 1970s.
Soon it broke through and flourished at the European Touring Car Championship.
In 1988, the company stopped racing, but stayed busy modifying BMWs.
Recognized as a separate manufacturer in Germany because it made and delivered all its parts by hand to BMW.
A separate brand, it is an Alpina, not a BMW.
Who was Alpina’s customer? The Autobahn heroes who found the “regular stuff” from Bavaria just getting a little boring.
Completely tackled technically and optically, and therefore also got its own chassis number and known as Alpina, not BMW.
Faster engine, unique features in the interior, super recognizable Alpina rims and low production numbers.
This particular car? A 3.2 block which is based on the 528 E39 block, in insane condition.
It comes from the first Dutch owner, and that with only 88,000 km on the odometer.
Unique, and for that price actually a fantastic classic anyway!
Will we see you soon?