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Old 04-13-2005, 06:03 PM
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Alpina?

This car is parked in front of my office from time to time. I finally had my camera handy today so I snapped a few quick pics.

I haven't met the owner yet. Looks like he has kept this thing pretty clean.

Alpina buffs... how authentic is it?

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Old 04-13-2005, 07:06 PM
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Well, the wheels are obviously wrong. Those are late-model OE Sty;ing 32s. The graphics, front spoiler, and badge are correct, and it has the euro front grille with the 2 different sized lights, though I think it's supposed to have ellipsoid low beams and headlight wipers. It should have Buffalo leather or cloth Recaros with Alpina stripes on it, as well as Alpina shifter/wheel/cluster.
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:12 PM
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I want one.
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:27 AM
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:33 AM
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I'm still searching for pictures to prove it, but I think the rims are wrong
Yes the wheels are wrong. Things to check are interior trim, poke your head under the rear and if you can pop the hood. Should have Alpina logos embeded in the interior, extra gages for fuel pressure, oil pressure and vacuum, and possibly a rear end fluid cooler powered by a belt drive off the pumpkin (cool stuff). Shocks should be Bilstiens I believe. The VIN on the lower windshield may show as std BMW or may be Alpina's special VIN number. Special VIN should also be stamped on the firewall.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:13 PM
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Yes the wheels are wrong. Things to check are interior trim, poke your head under the rear and if you can pop the hood. Should have Alpina logos embeded in the interior, extra gages for fuel pressure, oil pressure and vacuum, and possibly a rear end fluid cooler powered by a belt drive off the pumpkin (cool stuff). Shocks should be Bilstiens I believe. The VIN on the lower windshield may show as std BMW or may be Alpina's special VIN number. Special VIN should also be stamped on the firewall.
Thanks guys. It's out there now, I'll go have a look.

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Old 04-14-2005, 02:18 PM
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Looks like I just missed it. Next time...
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Old 04-16-2005, 01:17 AM
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Alpina Clone

That's Ron P's Alpina clone.
Here's a link to some pics. from the Mye28.com site Ron frequents.

Alpina Clone
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:30 AM
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As Bob said, it's a clone. I've asked the gurus on the M5board.com, here's the history :

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Euro 528i 1982 Lapis Blue original paint with black seats and blue carpet, no heat, no air, goofy wheels, "IS" rear spoiler, Hartge front. The good: 750il front brakes, 3:73 lsd, steel braided brake lines, short shift kit, and although it had tons of dents, excellent paint!
After: 3.5 dirty motor conversion-Courtesey of Autobahn!, Alpina spoilers, wheel, shift knob, gauges, E39 sport wheels, Flofit seats, new tint, new rugs, etc. Very fun and tossable daily 5er.
Thanks 3G for the information.
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:30 PM
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Kinda weird that it's on the web like that, but that's cool - thanks for the link.

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Old 04-19-2005, 12:47 PM
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wow, that is very cool!!
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