Lot 154 - 1991 BMW Alpina B12 E31 Coupé (5.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||233,393 km|
- One of only 97 built
- Good service history before being placed in a private collection
Launched in 1990, the 5.0 litre V12 engined Alpina B12 Coupé was based upon BMW’s 850i (E31), with Alpina characteristic improvements including new Mahle pistons, camshafts and improved cylinder heads liberated an additional 49bhp for a total output of 350bhp which meant the car hit 60mph in 6.8 seconds, whilst revised springs and Bilstein dampers focused the handling, with no loss of ride comfort. The package was completed aesthetically by an upgraded interior featuring Alpina accents, as well as subtle bodykit and signature 20 spoke alloy wheels.
This BMW B12, fitted with the V12, 5.0 litre engine, came out of the Alpina factory in Bovensiepen in October 1991 and was supplied to its first owner by BMW HATJE in Germany where it remained, being regularly serviced by BMW main dealers, until it was imported to the UK in April 2000. After arriving in the UK, the car was regularly looked after by Alpina specialists until it became part of a private collection in 2011. In 2016, the car was put into storage, only coming out recently when it was fully recommissioned and given an MoT test. Finished in Schwarz (black) with Anthracite Buffalo leather interior, this Alpina B12 is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in January 2024 and a history file containing the service books and UK invoices. Only 97 B12 5.0 litre coupés were built, and this example would be a fine addition to any collection.
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