With just three former keepers, 34,500 miles under its belt, and an astonishing service history, this wonderfully discreet Alpina B10 drives even better than it looks – and it looks even better in the flesh than it does in the photos!
The metallic Oxford Green paintwork is in fabulous condition, being free of serious scratches, dents and dings. The panel gaps are as tight and even as any we’ve seen on the model, which is a pretty good indicator that it hasn’t suffered any serious accident damage in its life, something that is always a risk in older, high-performance cars of this type.
It still sports both front and rear spoilers, complete with Alpina decals on the front spoiler and model-specific badges on the boot lid. Importantly, the front spoiler hasn’t suffered the fate of so many, falling prey to the ravages of high kerbs or sleeping policemen.
The unique 18” x 8” Alpina wheels – with their hidden valve cover, remember – are in fine condition, being free of scuffs, dings and other blemishes. They’re shod with high-quality tyres, all of which have good tread. (The rear tyres are new, and the front ones have only covered around 1,000 miles.)
The sunroof still seals tightly and opens and closes – at the press of a button, naturally – as smartly now as it did when the car was new. It even has a removable towbar in the boot, so you could be the proud owner of the coolest caravan towing combination in the country.
The cream leather seats are in incredible condition for their age, having only light creasing and signs of wear, which is hardly surprising as the car has only covered an average of 1,700 miles a year…
The rest of the interior is just as impressive: this thing still smells like a new car, the Alpina steering wheel is present and correct, as is the build plaque with the car’s build number, and the Alpina-fit over-mats, including the one for the boot.
The headlining is clean and taut, and the door cards are free of damage and wear. The extensive wooden veneer trim is in fabulous condition. Hell, it’s even still got its period BMW in-car telephone set in the armrest between the front seats; how cool is that?
The in-car computer still works, and the vehicle has been fitted with a discreet aftermarket Parrot Bluetooth system to operate your mobile phone.
Oh, and it still has its original toolkit and first aid kit in the boot, which is a lovely touch as these things tend to go walkabout as owners look for a momento of their car now that no-one buys Haynes workshop manuals anymore…
The engine bay is very clean and tidy, and it wouldn’t take a great deal of effort to get it into show-winning condition, should the new owner be that way inclined. The underside is clean too, and free of rust and damage.
The online MOT history shows nothing that would concern us and confirms the car’s low mileage. The MOT certificate itself expires in May 2020 and the V5 registration certificate correctly shows the car as being registered as an Alpina.
The car comes with its original owner’s handbook and Alpina wallet containing the stamped service history book and instruction manuals, including one for the telephone. It also has a large number of expired MOT certificates plus a sheaf of invoices and bills to confirm the recent work that has been done to it.
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