*** UPDATE: This car has now been sold for £7,950 all inclusive ***
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On picking the car up I wasn’t disappointed. Everything was as it had been described. So I got straight into it and drove home. What a drive put a smile on my face.
Thanks very much Trade Classics and I’m now looking out for my next classic to add to the collection.”.
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Harvey, a local boat enthusiast from Bridport, has owned the car for 7 years with his wife, Debbie. As a secondary car they have embarked on trips to Scotland on holiday and to London, to see their daughter at University.
Please watch the ‘meet the owner’ video to see Harvey drive the Alpina around his local area.
Harvey and Debbie will be sad to see this lovely car go that they have enjoyed since moving from Dubai, and now the time is right for them to find the vehicle a new owner, and spend more time on their boat. Included with the sale will be a very relevant registration of B10 BOV, the company of course founded by Burkard Bovensiepen.
There’s no doubt this car looks awesome in its original Alpina Blue, together with those stunning Alpina Softline wheels. Please make sure you take a look at all the images and videos in this listing – we think it will be very difficult to find such an original example in this condition.
Wheels & Tyres
The car is fitted with good condition and original Alpina Softline wheels and 265/35/18 on the rear (Sunny) and 235/40/18 on the front (Dunlop) – please take a look at the images to see the full condition.
This car looks very good in terms of both rust and rot upon our usual visual inspection – considering the car is now over 22 years old and in original condition. We noticed a small area within the seam of the boot lid that would benefit from being remedied soon. Please check out the images and videos to see the detailed condition of each body panel.
The Alpina Blue paint looks to be in largely original condition as can be seen in the images and videos. The only small areas to note are a slight scratch on the NSF door that has been repaired with touch up paint, light scratches on the bumpers, a very small area of paint crazing on the rear boot and stone chips in line with the mileage of the car. We like to see this as it really shows how original this car is – these can all be easily remedied by the new owner.
Glass and Trim
The front windscreen looks to be original as you can see signs of stone chips and slight delamination in the corners. You’ll also notice the windscreen surround rubber has perished in places and needs replacing. The rest of the car’s glass and trim looks to be in good condition and please check all the images and videos to see for yourself.
The original interior is still looking beautiful – this is an elegant Alpina that feels timeless in design. The overall condition of the interior is very good and shows very little, if any, wear and tear. Please refer to the photos of the interior to grasp a better perspective for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
Seats and Carpets
The seats and carpets are in very good condition – the leather seats show very little wear and tear. The driver’s seat is in good condition with its bolsters still in tact. The finish is what you would expect from a beautiful car this old. The carpets have been covered with Alpina matts meaning the original carpets have been preserved since Debbie and Harvey’s purchase of the car in 2012.
The gauges and dashboard are in very good condition. With the classic gauges that most of us have loved over the last two decades, accompanied by the excellent condition of the dashboard, the wooden trim around the interior adds a bit of class and elegance that you only get with cars of this quality.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
The gear stick seamlessly takes the wooden trim down the centre of the car furthermore adding to the style of this stunning machine and has stayed in excellent condition since its creation. The Alpina modified steering wheel brands the car off as you would expect with modified cars and is in good condition.
As Harvey took us round his local area we really started to get a feel of the power this car still gets from its V8. A calm ‘Gentlermen’s Express’ when cruising, but as Harvey shows when you want to put your foot down this car will really take you places, he even starts recalling a time his wife out-performed an M5 on a long stretch of road. We won’t tell if you don’t.
Engine and Gearbox
Alpina is known for their dedication to ripping that original engine out and modifying it to any petrolhead’s wish list. The 4.6L engine is very smooth on the road meaning long car journey’s are tranquil. However, Harvey has predominantly used this car for short pleasurable rides in Dorset and the ‘On the Road’ video has some great clips in there showing the full capabilities of the engine.
Suspension and Brakes
There were no knocks or rattles on the drive out. Please watch the video to see the car accelerating, steering and stopping. German manufacturing never seises to amaze us at Trade Classics and this stunning Alpina is no exception.
A smooth comfortable ride on different types of road with no cause for concern.
Electrics and Other
Harvey assures us assured that everything works as it should do, from gauges to the central locking system, the only thing to note is that the drivers side electronic adjustment for the mirror doesn’t work, the passenger side works fine along with the power folds on both.
The car is showing just over 84,233 miles as of 16.10.2019.
15.10.2019 – 84,229 (MOT)
24.07.2017 – 84,097 (MOT)
24.03.2016 – 81,801 (MOT)
11.08.2014 – 81,788 (MOT)
06.08.2013 – 81,748 (MOT)
20.07.2012 – 81,134 (MOT)
15.07.2011 – 80,086 (MOT)
08.08.2008 – 78,402 (Service)
10.10.2006 – 68,623 (MOT)
09.10.2006 – 68,608 (Inspection)
12.10.2005 – 60,781 (Service)
14.05.2004 – 50,707 (Service)
11.09.2002 – 40,312 (Service)
27.07.2001 – 31,689 (Brakes)
08.08.2000 – 25,121 (Service)
28.04.1999 – 17,329 (Inspection)
10.03.1998 – 8,450 (Service)
03.07.1997 – 1,514 (Running In Check)
HPi Check Results
– HPi clear – a new HPi check will be actioned and supplied by us.
This car really stands out in a sea of high-mileage and potentially abused examples in the marketplace. If you’re looking for an original and well-cared for example then this has to be the car for you. Here at Trade Classics, we are big fans of the Alpina B10, as Kulraj owns one too. In fact, he’s had it for over 6 years and has done over 70,000 miles. Out of all the cars in his collection it is the one he is most connected to and loves to drive it whenever he can.
Flip the semi-automatic gearbox in to manual mode, and you can have some fun and feel in control on the twisty country lanes too. The car presents itself in great condition for its age and mileage.
Harvey has priced this car very competitively as we know we are going to find it a great new home.
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Matt after meeting Harvey the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.
If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Harvey will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.