1985 BMW 735 Alpina B10 3.5 (E23)

1985 BMW 735 Alpina B10 3.5 (E23)

An original, UK-supplied, right-hand drive 735i SE (E23) completed as an Alpina B10 3.5 by Frank Sytner and extensively magazine-featured. Very rare and very special.

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  • BODY COLOUR
    Black
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    B681 GRR
  • ODOMETER READING
    92229 Miles

SUMMARY

An original, UK-supplied, right-hand drive 735i SE (E23) completed as an Alpina B10 3.5 by Frank Sytner and extensively magazine-featured. Very rare and very special.

DESCRIPTION

  • In the absence of the 745i, there was a market in the UK for a more powerful 735i. This need was met by Alpina's authorised UK dealer, Frank Sytner, who created the E23-based B10 3.5 in conjunction with the factory
  • It was powered by a 261bhp 3.5-litre straight-six, hand-built in Germany and shipped to the UK
  • The rest of the car was pure Alpina including gas-filled Bilsteins, progressive-rate springs, 16" Alpina alloys, front and rear spoilers and the usual graphics and badging etc.
  • These are rare cars with only 37 having been built and just half a dozen still active (Alpina Archive)
  • This is one of those original 37 cars, has covered just over 92,000 miles and has been enjoyed by five former keepers
  • It benefits from a recent repaint in its original Diamond Black, refurbished alloys, a service and an MOT until November 2024
  • This actual car was fully featured and was the front cover star in the April 1985 issue of Fast Lane magazine (copy included)

SPECIFICATION

Make
BMW
Model
735 SE
Variant
Alpina B10 3.5
Registration Number
B681 GRR
MOT Expiry
22/11/2024
Chassis Number
WBAFH720107860258
Engine Number
43423537
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Black

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

91 / 135

Exterior


Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

Excellent as full paint on the body.

Interior


Door-Cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Good condition for age.

Engine


Components:

Appearance:

Starting:

Running:

Remarks

Runs very well with no untoward noises.

Transmission


Gears:

Clutch:

Drive-Shaft:

Remarks

Changes gear as it should with no problems.

Running Gear


Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels & Tyres:

Remarks

drives very well.

Electrics


Minor:

Major:

Remarks

All electrics are working at the time of testing.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Previous owner to me had the vehicle in storage for approx 18 years - prior to that used on a regular basis and any work done was at Harveys BMW in Grimsby - unfortunately due to house moves a service book cannot be produced.


Restoration Notes

Full paint on the body alloys re-furbed with new tyres serviced

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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