Lot 195 - 2000 BMW Alpina B12 (6.0 litre)
|Registration||B12 6O A|
|Odometer reading||183,802 km|
|Result||Sold - £41,318|
- One of only 94 6.0 litre cars produced
- Good history in Germany and UK
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. It continues to enjoy close co-operation with BMW. Based on the BMW 750i and 750iL, Alpina released the B12 5.7 in 1995 and the B12 6.0 in 1999. In contrast to the cars they are based on, these models are not electronically limited to a top speed of 155mph, but reach top speeds of more than 174mph and 181mph respectively. According to Alpina the B12 5.7 was the world's first vehicle with an electrically heated metal catalyst as standard and produced 387bhp. Just 296 B12'S were produced; 202 5.7 litre examples and only 94 6.0 litre cars, rarer still were long wheelbase examples.
This rare 6.0 litre BMW Alpina B12, based on the BMW 750i, was supplied new through Autohaus Hofmann in Regensburg, Germany. They looked after this car with regular services right through to 2008 when it had achieved 152,140 kilometres. Imported to the UK in July 2009 and registered a year later in 2010, it was placed in a private classic car collection. In 2016, the car came out of the collection and was placed in storage until recently when it was recommissioned and send for an MoT test. We are informed by the vendor that this car is the only one of the 94 cars built that was painted bright red (Sonderlack) with gold decals. The interior is in Montana Black leather, and the car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in January 2024 and a file containing the original service and handbooks, invoices and original German registration documents. This extremely collectable car represents a very exciting opportunity to own one of the very rarest of all the BMW models.
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