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Alpina B10 V8 Touring 012/1
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:37 am    Post subject: Alpina B10 V8 Touring 012/1 Reply with quote

As much as it pains me to write this I have to put my E39 B10 V8 Touring up for sale as spares or repair.

A year or so ago the car developed a misfire and I stopped using it. When I had time I tried to establish the fault but to no avail so recently, when funds allowed I sent it to a well-known and well regarded Independent BMW specialist.

He very quickly established that the N/S head-gasket had blown between cylinders and worse still, there was scoring on the bore of number 6 cylinder. Itís worth pointing out the car was running well enough to drive the 15 or so miles there without any issues of smoke, overheating or mis-firing.

So with a scored bore and my personal financial circumstances not allowing for purchasing a replacement block I have to face reality and admit that I cannot afford to fix the car.

The rest of the car is in remarkably good shape save for a small amount of corrosion that will need attention on the rear of the sills, and a section of the rear brake pipes that will need replacing soon.
The car is 0012, a 2001 facelift car and the last rhd B10 V8 Touring before the introduction of the B10 V8S Touring. It was the Sytner demonstrator and as such was loaded with some nice goodies that took the list price from £56,950 to £74,000.

It is Individual metallic Steel Grey with Individual Silver-Grey extended leather.

Externally it has full Celis lights and xenon headlights with replacement aluminium adjusters, high gloss black exterior trim, front facelift Alpina spoiler, BMW aero high tailgate spoiler and the rare Alpina lower tailgate lip on the (still working) powered tailgate. It has the oval electric, memory, auto-dip, folding M5 exterior mirrors , white indicators throughout and glass tilt/slide sunroof. It has self-levelling suspension, headlight washing system but it does not have the long roof rails.

The interior is unmarked silver-grey extended leather, black dash top and door cappings with the rare and desirable Anthracite Birch wood trim; heated, electric, memory Sports seats to which I have added the OEM lumbar supports to make them the same spec as the M5 seats, rear door sunblinds, MkIV widescreen sat-nav and freeview TV tuner, DSP with OEM Bluetooth Ė all functioning perfectly. It has the later three spoke Switch-Tronic steering wheel , Alpina door sill trims, and it has the very, very rare black Touring headlining with high gloss black extended interior lighting.

It wears the staggered 18Ē softline wheels with some small amount of tread left but the wheels are unmarked completely since refurbishment, and the spare has yet to have a tyre fitted since it was refurbished, and there are at least three keys for the set of matching locks on the wheel centre caps.

It has become very obvious since talking to a friend who is a breaker that in its current condition the car is worth far more in parts and will break for well over £8000 by the time you strip it completely and well over £5k just by simply unbolting most of the high spec stuff I have mentioned above.
I have only advertised here and forum5 as I am hoping the car would go to an enthusiast who may have sufficient skills or funds to sort out a replacement engine and then provide a cosseted life for this beautiful, rare, very high specification car.

If anyone is interested the price is £5000. I will not listen to any lower offers for the complete car as the figures clearly demonstrate the value of the parts on this specific car.

Should the car not find a home fairly soon I will break the car myself and post individual prices for parts at that point. Please donít contact me about breaking the car or asking for specific parts at this stage, that time will come soon enough if the car fails to find a home.

PM me if you are interested in the car and I'll get in touch by telephone - I'm not one for posting my telephone number on the forum.
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1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics Kev come on!

Surprised but needs must, you can't break it!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you not source a donor engine ? How much would it cost ball park to get the engine replaced ?
Here is link to car it's lovely
http://www.thealpinaregister.com/photo/B10/V8/estate/1012/02
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kev, really sorry to hear this.
Apart form being such a rare car as a Touring, I personally think it's one of the most beautiful colour combinations found on a B10. If i was not already neck deep I'd have bought it from you. Someone will get a special car. I really really hope you find a good home for it, will be a absolute disaster if it gets broken. How many miles has it done?

BTW, I think it's running on 19s?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a heartbreaking story and what a beautiful car.

To give some idea of replacement engine costs, here's an old ad:

https://www.gumtree.com/p/car-replacement-parts/e53-bmw-x5-4.6is-v8-complete-engine-m62b46-alpina-b10-/1235922323
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought, but have you tried speaking to someone like Phil Crouch at CPC. I have heard of a B10 that had a head gasket let go with resulting bore damage. My understanding is that CPC either reclaimed the original block or a replacement by boring and fitting liners.

All very specialist, but these engines can be saved and overall cost for work and fitting would probably be less than a new Alpina block. By the look of your car, it must be worth saving??

Just my two penneth
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the suggestions; please be assured I have examined and costed out all the possible options; none of the proper ones are affordable to me.
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1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
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1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure someone will take this on. Good honest advert Kevin, not trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those that actually know me will know I am very honest and you will get a full description of the known issues. I am just unfortunate that my wife, who is the main earner is between jobs and I cannot commit the sums necessary for what is a fifth car for me.

The other cars have a greater hold on my affections and my attention and better meet our family needs so this one, very sadly, is the one that doesn't make the cut.

I am hoping there is someone out there who has a tired looking saloon and wants a Touring, or someone who can do the spannering and engine sourcing himself to make this car great again.
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1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sometimes reality strikes harder than you want it to.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely gutted to hear this. As Kevin knows I picked the car up in Nottingham with one of the previous owners who I brokered the deal for. In fact I know all three previous owners to Kevin and can vouch for their enthusiasm and care of the car. There's a recent pic of it on Polished Bliss's FB page.



Not that it's necessary on this forum but I can also vouch for Kevin's enthusiasm, honesty and integrity. I don't know the cost of a replacement block but, taken with the advertised price of the car, it must equate very favourably with the current values of these machines in this condition. I hope someone saves it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would but no time/money for it aswell as everything else on the drive
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kev

I've sent you a PM

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have PM
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM's replied to now - sorry for any delays, it's been a little hectic with work here. Also, here are the pics of the damage.....




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2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd made, but less than half left now)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from the thousands made and still valiantly fighting a rusty grave)
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