F32 B4S UK Production

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F32 B4S UK Production

Post by simonriley11 » Thu Feb 08, 2024 6:24 pm

I am the fortunate new(ish) owner of Snapper Rocks Blue B4S Coupe #230. According to the stats in our register the UK Alpina production was 3 B4S Coupes.

According to the register there is my car, another Snapper Rocks Blue car #273 and a Green car (I believe the Sytner demo car) #231 - so that tallies.

I live in North West Cumbria and was amazed to bump into a chap called Colin (from Oxfordshire) in Penrith this week with his Green B4S Coupe (I didn't get the number but according to Colin it's not #231) which is not shown in our register, so it appears there at least 4 cars.

I would be really interested to know how many cars were in the UK production run.

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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by ade and liz flint » Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:12 pm

Known UK units:
#210: Alpina Blue
#230: Snapper Blue
#231: Alpina Green
#251: Glacier Silver
#273: Snapper Blue
#275: Tanzanite Blue
#279: Alpina Green
#288: Alpina Green

Others may of course know of other units to add to this. HTH
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23MY Porsche Macan GTS in Papaya
23MY Cupra Born V3 77kW in Aurora

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E91 B3SBiturbo #127, E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'beige' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S, Cayman 981 GTS

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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by simonriley11 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:25 pm

Many thanks for the information. Here's a (not very good) picture of #230 when I collected her last September
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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by simonriley11 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:26 pm

And another Picture of #230
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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by ade and liz flint » Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:41 pm

Really nice colour 8) and as far away from monochrome cars as can be, thankfully. I'm sort of keeping an eye on these as a possible/maybe for future 3rd car, but leaning more towards a cabriolet as it would be for fun/tinkering only. Or I may just go older school E46 cabriolet...again, just watching what's around and musing. Or maybe another 981GTS, but Boxster form....decisions :!:
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PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S, Cayman 981 GTS

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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by simonriley11 » Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:51 pm

Hi Ade

Thanks for the nice comments.
I've been lucky enough to own a lot of very nice cars over the years and - as my daily driver - this is by far the best. It might sound a bit boring but it's such a satisfying car to own and drive.
I understand the thought of a convertible as a third car, I would too and one of these or a Boxster (I've had one too) would be right at the top of my list.
I've got a couple of British convertible classics now (yes I enjoy tinkering!) so I've managed to get that bit covered.
Happy hunting.

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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by hap » Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:22 pm

Ade avtar is selling his B4 cab or shortly will be 👍

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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by PeterN » Sun Feb 18, 2024 6:12 pm

simonriley11 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:26 pm
And another Picture of #230
A lovely car. I considered this one last July before I bought no 275
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2018 F32 B4s #275
2016 F32 D4 BT #160
2012 E92 D3 BT #248
2011 E92 D3 BT #209
2012 E90 D3 BT #372
2011 E90 D3 BT #403
2007 E90 D3 MT #594
1996 N Concours Ford Escort Cosworth
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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by simonriley11 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:45 pm

Thanks - is #275 the Autocar long term test car?

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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by PeterN » Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:31 pm

No that was #210 ALPINA Blue model
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2018 F32 B4s #275
2016 F32 D4 BT #160
2012 E92 D3 BT #248
2011 E92 D3 BT #209
2012 E90 D3 BT #372
2011 E90 D3 BT #403
2007 E90 D3 MT #594
1996 N Concours Ford Escort Cosworth
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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by simonriley11 » Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:20 am

Ok thanks - I see you own an Escort Cosworth, I had one from new in 1995 and it was Purple (Dark aubergine I seem to recall)

Where is N515LAM now?

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Re: F32 B4S UK Production

Post by PeterN » Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:08 pm

I sold the Escos a while ago to buy property.
It’s not far from me, in Ayrshire
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2018 F32 B4s #275
2016 F32 D4 BT #160
2012 E92 D3 BT #248
2011 E92 D3 BT #209
2012 E90 D3 BT #372
2011 E90 D3 BT #403
2007 E90 D3 MT #594
1996 N Concours Ford Escort Cosworth
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