That’s Dave Beddows ‘72 Alpina edition Bavaria. One of the founding members of the BC BMW club.The lighting setup on the silver E3 is wicked. I can see the Cibie replacement headlights which function fantastically. Those high beam units with 100w bulbs are incredible pencil beams...simply shocking to see their performance 40+ years ago. I had Cibie 95 fog lights mounted about the same location below the bumper as this car. I had 100w bulbs in them too, and they were angled out to each side about 20 degrees. I had a SPDT switch with a center off controlling them. Up was for coming on with only low beams, down coming on with high beams (which is where I usually left it). I can't write in words how amazing this lighting setup was back then compared to anything else on the road.
With those six lights, four with 100w bulbs, it was a current drain of over 40amps! I had rewired the high beam lights with larger gauge wire too.
On this car above, I see it *also* has Cibie 175 monster lights (I'm assume their driving beam versions)! Crazy. Is the owner a board member here?
Any more pics would be wonderful, of both cars. Great job getting out and ripping it up.....From what Dave said the bavaria was sent to a accredited Alpina shop in California and was fitted with all the Alpina parts. Intake, wheels, steering wheel badges etc etc.