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Busted B10 V8S
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Busted B10 V8S Reply with quote

Advertised as a rare Alpina, that is to be auctioned "with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey" on the 7th July. The advert on Pistonheads states this to be a 1996 B10 V8S.
Given the V8S was only sold 2002-2003 this is clearly untrue. It is in fact a 1996 BMW 540i. An odd advert as it states (correctly) that the (E39) V8 B10's came in 4.6L and 4.8L form and then lists the car as having a 4.4 litre engine.

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/alpina/1996-bmw-alpina-b10-v8s/8825290
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I pinged an email to the auction house, letís see if I get any response...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did too, but only following my post on here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very misleading, how could that happen? Lets hope buyers/bidders do their homework.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are now going to describe it as a 540 with Alpina bodykit. They were grateful for some assistance in proving its providence((or lack of).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No shift buttons stitched into steering wheel either plus it is a sport one with thumb rests and single stage airbag which Alpina never fitted.
V8S had later wheel with dual stage
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhillV8S wrote:
They are now going to describe it as a 540 with Alpina bodykit. They were grateful for some assistance in proving its providence((or lack of).


Still advertised as B10 V8s. Buyer beware!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On their own website it is now listed as a 540 with an added paragraph at the bottom of the description stating it was Misdescribed earlier. I guess the pistonheads Ad may not update so quickly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If someone buys a 540 advertised as a B10 they deserve it!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id be surprised if the seller is blatantly trying to hoodwink. Maybe they bought it legit and were the ones that were scammed!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sold for £4088.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhillV8S wrote:
Sold for £4088.


Now for sale at £6,850 and advertised as a BMW 540i Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's not a genuine car, but it's nicely done.

Look like E39 contours in there.

And a rear TV?

And electric boot lid?

Some effort has gone into that car.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. It might be a copy but it looks fairly well executed and it still is a nice car and will probably serve someone well.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metrics wrote:
I know it's not a genuine car, but it's nicely done.

Look like E39 contours in there.

And a rear TV?

And electric boot lid?

Some effort has gone into that car.


E38 Contours, and not a TV, it's an OEM E39 rear can cooler.
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