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Lot No. 323 - 1997 BMW E36 B3 3.2 Alpina Touring

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The discerning BMW E36 B3 Alpina 3.2 Touring is a limited edition car, with this example being number 066 and 1 of only 4 in RHD. This 1997 car was highly-specced by a BMW dealership in Warwick and used initially as a demonstrator. Being an Alpina it came with uprated Bilstein suspension and the distinctive Alpina 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. The car was sold to a local lady on the 1st April 1998 and then bought by the vendor on the 30th November 1998, showing 16,750 miles. The vendor has owned and enjoyed it ever since - so much so, that in 2001 he took it with him to South Africa where it was serviced by BMW Paarlberg, the oldest BMW dealer in SA. Upon its return to the UK, the mileage was a documented 88,973.  The car has always been garaged and maintained regardless of cost, being regularly serviced with the necessary stamps & invoices being present.  The car is now being sold due to infrequent use, having recently been in dehumidified storage.  This model of car must be considered as a modern classic in the making, with impeccable pedigree and diligent long-term custodianship.
Details Specification Condition Report
Year of manufacture:
1997
Make:
BMW Alpina
Chassis number:
WAPB332TO7ZE40066
Engine capacity:
3.1
Body colour:
Orient blue metallic
MOT Expiry:
Thursday 02 June 2016
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
R66 ALP
Model:
E36 B3 3.2 3-series touring
Odometer Reading:
128000

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

91 / 135

Exterior

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Remarks

BMW M-sport front apron/spoiler currently fitted. Original Alpina spoiler comes with the car. Two very small spots of corrosion around the rear window and a minor stain on the bonnet from a bird dropping. Unused BMW roof bars included.

Interior

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Remarks

Slight sagging to the side bolster of the driver's seat (the area that gets the wear whilst getting in & out) Otherwise all seats are fine and very comfortable. Rear luggage space has had a BMW plastic liner in place most of the time. Alpina extra dials in place & working.

Engine

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Remarks

The car is described by the vendor as 'starting & running superbly', with the engine compartment, whilst not being detailed and shiny, is clean and acceptable. He adds (in regard to the engine) that there are 'no imperfections and nothing that requires attention'.

Transmission

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Remarks

Coming with Alpina's Switchtronic transmission, the vendor states that 'there are no imperfections, with all gear changes (whether in auto & switchable mode) being as they should'.

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Remarks

All working with no imperfections.

Vehicle History

Remarks

History file contains every invoice & MOT. Service book is fully stamped up - always in UK by BMW Warwick (under all its different names) or BMW Paarlberg (the oldest BMW dealer in South Africa). Owned for 17 years since 1998 when mileage was 16,750. Taken to South Africa 2001- 4004. Since return it has averaged only 6300 miles per year. Always garaged & recently in dehumidified storage. Car comes with all orginally supplied keys.

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