1995 BMW E36 B3 ALPINA (3.0 LITRE)
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 113
Year : 1995
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : B3 APA
Chassis No. : WAPB330C05BE30180
Engine No. : 10908
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Alpina was established in 1965, pre-dated by its founder,
Burkard Bovensiepen, using his skills to produce tuning kits for a
range of car brands, including BMW. Today Alpina, a vehicle
manufacturer in its own right and still a family firm, guided by
Bovensiepen and his sons, Andreas and Florian - continues to enjoy
close co-operation with BMW.  Indeed it is the basis of its
continuing success with manufacturing processes integrated into
BMW's production facilities. In the late 1960s, Alpina spread its
wings into touring car racing and such was its authority that in
1971, a year after winning the European Touring Car Championship,
Alpina was handed the project leadership of the lightweight BMW
3.0CSL Coupé which, in competition guise, was to stamp an indelible
impression on touring car racing.

The B3 3.0 is based on the 325i and the successor to the B6
2.8/2 with displacement increased to three litres producing 250bhp
with ventilated front discs at the front and solid discs at the
rear bringing the car to a stop. Acceleration is impressive with
the 0-60 dash concluded in 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 164mph.
The chassis was tweaked to improve the ride over its predecessor
but ultimately the B6 2.8/2 handled exceptionally well so major
changes were not deemed necessary. Between April 1993 and December
1995, a total of only 741 B3 3.0 were built making it a rare car
indeed.

First registered on 2nd May, 1995, this original Alpina, not to
be confused with the retro-fitted Alpina modification examples, was
registered to BMW dealer, Sytner of Nottingham, and used as their
demonstrator until it was purchased by its first and current owner
on 25th July, 1996. During its time at Sytner, the car covered some
7,000 miles with service stamps showing the pre-delivery check
carried out by Alpina in Germany; Sytner serviced the car just
before its sale. Further service work is recorded in the service
booklet with a further 12 service stamps at main dealer, BMW
Altwood in Maidenhead, and BMW specialists Young & Pollock,
also in Maidenhead.

Further documentation includes copies of the original
Alpina build specification, full book pack as well as MoT test
certificates from May 1998 which would have been the cars first
test, along with a certificate for every year, except 2014, and a
current item with no advisories valid until October 2017. The
original purchase invoice along with sundry paperwork relating to
the first owner's purchase is in the file and various related bills
and receipts, along with four keys and two fobs. Supplied with the
registration 'B3 APA' as well as a V5C document, this fine
example has been confirmed by the factory as a genuine Alpina
and therefore a highly collectible modern
classic.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170