Lot 243 - 2001 BMW Alpina B10 3.3
|Odometer reading||89,000 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
- One of just 59 Alpina B10 3.3 Litre Saloons
- Believed to be one of 16 UK cars remaining
Alpina was established in 1965, pre-dated by its founder, Burkard Bovensiepen, using his skills to produce tuning kits for a range of car brands, including BMW. Today Alpina, a vehicle manufacturer in its own right and still a family firm, guided by Bovensiepen and his sons, Andreas and Florian - continues to enjoy close cooperation with BMW. The E39 B10 was produced between 1997 and 2003, in that time 472 were produced across four variants the 3.2, 3.3, V8 and finally V8S. The 3.3 B10 produced 280bhp with either manual or switchtronic gearbox and accelerated from 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds and on to 162mph.
Presented in Dunkelsapphir Blau metallic with complementary full black leather interior, this E39 Alpina B10 3.3 Bi-turbo is fitted with the instantly recognisable Alpina 18" alloy wheels shod with a decent set of Bridgestone tyres. This example is believed to be one of only 16 UK cars remaining from an original worldwide production of a mere 59 B10 3.3 saloons. With only five owners from new, this example has covered just a shade under 90,000 miles which in Alpina terms is barely run in! Production number 187 of the 472 B10s produced has 11 stamps in the service book, the last just 500 miles ago. It is a very well cared for example, generously specified with multi-function Alpina sports leather steering wheel with cruise control and audio functions, auto-dimming mirror, heated electric/memory leather seats, digital climate control, PDC and Alpina floor mats to name a few. This is a very original car which is presented with a file of invoices, Alpina leather handbook pack, two keys and has recently undergone a very good full body respray and thus presents in immaculate condition.
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