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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: New to Forum Reply with quote

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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,

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe this is the one!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-BMW-ALPINA-B3-3-3-CONVERTIBLE-SWITCHTRONIC-RARE-FUTURE-CLASSIC-/221801228119?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item33a4622757

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alpjs60 wrote:
I believe this is the one!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-BMW-ALPINA-B3-3-3-CONVERTIBLE-SWITCHTRONIC-RARE-FUTURE-CLASSIC-/221801228119?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item33a4622757

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That does look a very nice car. Especially as it has the hardtop. I just love red Very Happy

Nice spec as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

The Japan red no 234 is still available. Excellent. Also contacted seller of this..http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/alpina/alpina-b3-3-3------2002/4249618

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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Alpina-B3S-Convertible-/201382836736?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2ee35a3a00
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy

Thanks Al. Sounds like a really good condition one, and worth a look..at a good price too! Where the pics though!!! Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:46 pm    Post subject: New to forum Reply with quote

My B3 3.3 is a coupe with both air con and sun roof.I thought they were standard .
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.view&alt=web&id=201378550730&globalID=EBAY-GB
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cheers Al. That's great!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Sorry!

http://www.asmperformance.co.uk/used/bmw/alpina/unclassified/milton-keynes/buckinghamshire/16290178
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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