FS: 1973 3.0cs/Alpina Tribute

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  1. RonP

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    Offered for sale is a rare opportunity to own a ground up restoration and resto-modded coupe. This is the second most beautiful coupe I have ever seen (Paul Cain's is my favorite) and the craftmanship is of the highest level. No expense was spared on the $135,000 build up of this car. The paint job alone was $35,000. There are approx 5,000 miles on the car since the buildup.

    It won't be to everyone's taste....but it is truly one of the best driving cars I have ever had the chance to drive! The car is located in Newport Beach.

    Here are the specs:

    Completely repainted Alpina Blue, after rolling all 4 wheel arches,
    modifying tunnel for headers, and removing engine and transmission
    All seals replaced
    Glass replaced as necessary
    Numbered Alpina 3.5 liter engine from B11/3 (E34) built from scratch by
    Alpina factory, with dash plaque and VIN plate to match
    Alpina 4-speed automatic transmission from B9/1 (E28)
    Alpina suspension kit from B7/0 (E12)
    Alpina front brake kit from B10 V8S (E39)
    Rear big brake kit
    Suspension Techniques big sway bar set
    Stainless steel brake lines
    Ireland Engineering front strut brace
    Top End rear strut brace/battery tray
    Gel Cell battery
    Front and rear camber kits
    Alpina stainless steel headers from B6/3.5 (E30)
    Stainless steel exhaust
    Alpina steering wheel from B10 Bi-Turbo (E34)
    Alpina footrest from B10 Bi-Turbo (E34)
    Alpina leather shift knob from B10 (E34)
    Alpina 17" wheels (8" front, 9.5" rear) from B10 (E34)
    Michelin Pilot Sport tires
    CSL front spoiler
    Power door mirrors, left and right
    Battery kill switch
    Engine start button
    Performance speedometer
    Power door locks
    New steering components (idler arm, center track rod, tie rods, power
    steering pump, etc.)
    Bosch Motronic injection
    Recaro front seats
    All seats recovered in beige leather like Alpina Z8

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    I know the pics are awful...sorry for that!

    Price is $105,000/best
     
  2. CSfan

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    WOW!

    I am in the market for one of these sexy cars but 100K+ I better get a night job/
     
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    I know, it is a pretty small audience for this car but you just never know!
     
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    mmm, maybe I should up my price,!!!. Nah
    Nice coupe though, I have always liked the dark colors
     
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    Although it was a "$135K buildup" never really stated what he was asking for the car. I think that the "economic reality" hasn't set in if that's the asking price.
     
  6. RonP

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    Sorry Bob, I should have put the price above in the original text. The owner built this car for a client and then the buyer changed his mind and wanted the builder to go in a different direction with another car. The owner wants to recover at least some of his capital investment (or should I say divestment?) :lol:

    We are entertaining all offers including classic and collectable BMWs as a trade.
     
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    I am really quite suprised that your car is still for sale. I am in love with it!!! What a beautiful car.
     
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    dave v. in nc Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    house for trade...

    I really thought that the house trade offer would work.....the tenant really is a fox, uber desireable SoCal enhanced front bumperettes. As I said, low mileage,probably a '75 model...Sorry no pictures.
     
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    Please send pictures of her car.
     
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    Six figures for a "tribute" Alpina sounds like a bit much to me no matter how well done. I could buy a real Alpina in excellent condition or a CSL for that matter. And, as an aside, those seats are absolutely garish.
     
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    Thank you! I appreciate all of your kind words. Why don't you buy this car? It's a "real Alpina" and it's in excellent condition, and it may be in your price range.....just $500,000!

    [/url]http://www.canepa.com/inventory/collect/BMW%20Alpina_1/index.html I did have a precursor about th...set my price. Many regards, Ron Perry
     
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    Damn...half a million....I remember being a little sad hearing Carey sold "his" baby to a... "Bmw enthusiast"...And now such a short time later for sale again at an exclusive car dealer broker etc....I can only hope that the creator builder of this one of a kind Alpina got close to the asking price...To me and many I'm sure this will always be known as Carey Lida's Alpina
    http://www.e9coupe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1108&highlight=carey+lida
     
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    Can we all just get along!

    Can we all just get along! It's the holiday season! Good luck on the sale! Everyone is entitle to there own opinion!
     
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    Chic , he meant Carey's CSL for sale at canepa.
     
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    Understood. I still stand by my original comments. Those seats are totally out of character for an E9.
     
  17. dave v. in nc

    dave v. in nc Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    mee too...

    Out of character for an e9?; So am I, my friend, so am I.... Have a great holiday in the Commonwealth.
     
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    Re: mee too...

    Are you bright white with blue piping and have 'Alpina" in cursive scripted on your forehead? :)

    I suggest anyone who is selling a vintage e9 and doesn't like comments try: http://www.autotraderclassics.com/
     
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    I think it is an interesting car. As a believer in the word and the handshake I think the client that asked the owner to put 135k into the car for him should keep his word and get it. Unless he parked his money in that hedge fund of course.
     
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    Having seen this car, the seats are not bright white and the piping is actually very subtle. It was very tastefully done, and I am a big fan of keeping things original.

    Chris
     
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