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by PhillV8S
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: Maserati Gransport content
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Maserati Gransport content

Picked the wrong week to pick up a new toy, on call so had bugger all chance to go and play.
by PhillV8S
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Import from Japan?
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Import from Japan?

Most Japanese Alpina are LHD as it is seen as more prestigious to have a foreign car. There are RHD of course but less common.
by PhillV8S
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: Maserati Gransport content
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Maserati Gransport content

It was the colour that sold it to me. It’s not a car for the shy and retiring sort that’s for sure. It suits the cars personality perfectly and also as there are only 3 in the uk that are yellow I’m not likely to see another very often. The sound is the standout feature though, a Ferrari made engine...
by PhillV8S
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: My Car
Topic: Maserati Gransport content
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Maserati Gransport content

I have just collected a new stablemate for the B6. I decided an ageing German deserved a suitable sidekick of similar bork potential so have got this crazy loud Italian to park next to the B6. 0655B609-1331-49B9-9870-C32F677AE66A.jpeg Early impressions are it’s loud, fast and very yellow! Definitely...
by PhillV8S
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: What did you do in your ALPINA today?
Replies: 1158
Views: 137233

Re: What did you do in your ALPINA today?

Got my B6 back on the road after being SORN’d over winter for the first time. Passed MOT with no advisories which is great and is lovely getting to drive it again after all these months. Only problem now is there is no sound from the speakers. Nothing,nada. Suspect the amp decided to get the hump ov...
by PhillV8S
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Spy shots: B2 Edition99
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Spy shots: B2 Edition99

Happy April 1st.🤣🤣🤣🤣
by PhillV8S
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1 & 2 May 21
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1 & 2 May 21

Hotels are open but only for people who are at work. Contractors etc working away from home.
by PhillV8S
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: A-Plan Insurance - Scheme for Members!
Replies: 19
Views: 7956

Re: A-Plan Insurance - Scheme for Members!

I did find A-plan easy to use and got an agreed valuation policy sorted without too much extra hassle. It is good they know what Alpina’s are!
Let’s hope none of us need to find out how they deal with claims.🤞🏻
by PhillV8S
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: ALPINA Costs, Insurance, Polls etc.
Topic: A-Plan Insurance - Scheme for Members!
Replies: 19
Views: 7956

Re: A-Plan Insurance - Scheme for Members!

Call me a grumpy git, but I only rate an insurance companies service they provide if and when a claim is made against their policy. The fact a company makes it easy to give money too is of no interest to me. The proof is found in the claiming experience when it comes to insurance policies in my opin...
by PhillV8S
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: VED changes.
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: VED changes.

I think pre 2009 all Alpinas were classed as PLG even D3’s, but after this they started using the emissions based system. I am not sure of the exact cutoff but does seem that way. My 2008 B6S is PLG. I suppose you can always just put the registration in of a car you are interested in on the DVLA sit...
by PhillV8S
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: VED changes.
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: VED changes.

I think you have that wrong. Even if the VED system was changed it wouldn’t be retrospective. If you have the emissions Info it is on the V5. Your car will be classed as a PLG over 1600cc.
by PhillV8S
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Occasional spam posts
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Occasional spam posts

Agreed, it was funny seeing the follow up posts. Bless they do try don’t they!
by PhillV8S
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: E39 B10 V8 #083 ALPINA Green
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: E39 B10 V8 #083 ALPINA Green

Unsurprisingly the MOT history is not a pleasant read.
by PhillV8S
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Guest Blog !
Topic: Brought V Bought
Replies: 27
Views: 12190

Re: Brought V Bought

Is this still a car enthusiasts forum? Being a pedant is a pre-requisite when being asked an opinion on Alpina bonnet badges ... Can I apologise before I ask this question as no doubt it’s been discussed before, given Charles’s post.I am new to the forum although I have been aware of the brand sinc...
by PhillV8S
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: McAlpina
Replies: 23
Views: 845

Re: McAlpina

My B6 was originally from Glasgow but moved down south early on its life. Time for a trip back to the motherland.😁