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Post by alpjs60 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:11 pm

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Hi all. Just joined the forum but always admired Alpina's but never had the opportunity to think about buying one, till now!

Recently went to BM's on the green(I think) in Weston, where Iive. Some lovely cars there, especially the Alpina's. I had been thinking about an E46 M3, but realistically at my age, 59, a B3 Coupe or convertible, pref. with hardtop would be a winner.

I noticed a little while ago and still up on ebay is a red b3 with colour-coded hardtop at £8995. Wondered if it was still about. Haven't contacted dealer as I wanted to go on forum first.

Not an issue if it's gone as there's nothing like being hyper choosy and getting the best one! Budget £8k-£11k. May stretch further for a diamond!

Oh yes, if a coupe did they have a sunroof?? Option?

Many thanks in advance for any help and guidance,

Jon
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Post by alpjs60 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:15 pm

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Post by hap » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:32 pm

Sunroof on coupe quite rare as normally have air con
Plenty cabs to choose from with the upper budget look for a b3s model

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Post by alpjs60 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:21 pm

:)

Thanks Hap. Guess the cab is the choice!! They seem to come up frequently. Just waiting for the right one. Plenty black but prefer that lovely green, blue or the red! Patience is a virtue in this game! :D

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Post by MCB » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:41 pm

alpjs60 wrote:I believe this is the one!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-BMW-ALPI ... 33a4622757

Jon
That does look a very nice car. Especially as it has the hardtop. I just love red :D

Nice spec as well.
1997 E36 Alpina B3 3.2 Touring. No.66
1998 E36 1.8 Touring
1989 E30 M3.
2004 E60 530D
2004 Vauxhall Signum (for the shopping)
2002 E39 M5 (Sold)

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Post by alpjs60 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:40 am

:)

Think it appeared on the forum back in April. Long time if it hasn't sold!! I know someone on here was viewing it, but nothing since!!

I'm stuck for next week or so, but maybe next week on..

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Post by alpjs60 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:01 pm

:D

The Japan red no 234 is still available. Excellent. Also contacted seller of this..http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 02/4249618

If available, will view both next week. Happy days.

If a B3S came up in the right colour I would consider but treading lightly initially!!

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Post by Elan » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:02 pm

This B3S in Estroil blue may be worth invetigating as well:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Alpina-B3 ... 2ee35a3a00
Current Collection:
F30 B3 BiTurbo #133
E30 - C2 2.7 #515, Hartge H27 Cab
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Post by alpjs60 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:14 pm

:D

Thanks Al. Sounds like a really good condition one, and worth a look..at a good price too! Where the pics though!!! :cry:

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Post by Kentish man » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:46 pm

My B3 3.3 is a coupe with both air con and sun roof.I thought they were standard .

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Post by Elan » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:46 pm

The same car was previously on auction but never met the reserve price. The old ad had the pics, check link below:

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... ID=EBAY-GB
Current Collection:
F30 B3 BiTurbo #133
E30 - C2 2.7 #515, Hartge H27 Cab
E46 - B3 3.3 Touring #113, M3 manual
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Post by alpjs60 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:07 pm

:)

Cheers Al. That's great!!
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Post by alpjs60 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:39 pm

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Hi guys,

May be going to see this one! Ticks boxes and looks really good. Any views suggestions gratefully received!!

I know the head gasket is an issue here so any way to tell??

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Post by alpjs60 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:39 pm

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Post by hap » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:31 pm

Check history service book ensure had running in service at 1200 miles approx
Keys for wheel centres locks
Rust front n rear arches
Try every switch makes sure all works as well

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