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by Charles
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: The mysterious B12 E38 LWB
Replies: 49
Views: 1044

Re: The mysterious B12 E38 LWB

You are, of course, completely bonkers but as they say over the channel "Chapeau!"
by Charles
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New B8
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: New B8

v8 ego wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:49 pm
Only £5k of extras? You're not trying hard enough :D
I'm not sure how much more you could add to it - it comes very well loaded already, but I take your point.

In for a penny, in for a pound ...
by Charles
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: New B8
Replies: 12
Views: 320

New B8

Just been playing with the configurator for the new B8 and about to set up a crowdfunding page:

ALPINA Green
Gold deko set
Cognac leather
Chromeline
Panoramic sunroof

Could have gone mad but I kept it to £140,300 ...
by Charles
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: Sourcing decent replacement wheel centres
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Sourcing decent replacement wheel centres

Have you tried adjusting the L shaped lug on the back of the centre cap? If you bend the tongue towards the back of the cap, this tightens the fit. It doesn't take much to pull it in I did but was worried i'd damage it, but I'll give it a bit more force. They are designed to be adjusted - this is h...
by Charles
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: Sourcing decent replacement wheel centres
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Sourcing decent replacement wheel centres

Have you tried adjusting the L shaped lug on the back of the centre cap?

If you bend the tongue towards the back of the cap, this tightens the fit. It doesn't take much to pull it in
by Charles
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: ALPINA Car Care / Detailing
Topic: Sourcing decent replacement wheel centres
Replies: 14
Views: 695

Re: Sourcing decent replacement wheel centres

Did you just stick these directly over the top of old centre logo? or do these pop right out? 1. Remove centre cap 2. Dismantle badge carrier from centre cap 3. Heat badge gently with heat gun until it can be peeled off (make note of where on the badge "carrier" the P of ALPINA is located) 4. Clean...
by Charles
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E91 B3 S ALLRAD #080 (LHD)
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: E91 B3 S ALLRAD #080 (LHD)

... guess there wasn't much demand for £50k + options 3-series back in 2008-2011 Something to do with the financial crash, perhaps? And I don't think it was just the 3 series as I believe the numbers of any of the petrol variants across the range were way down, whilst the diesel cars held their own...
by Charles
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: ALPINAs in Magazines
Topic: Alpina B8 Gran Coupe: 600bhp V8 saloon to be revealed next week
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Alpina B8 Gran Coupe: 600bhp V8 saloon to be revealed next week

Either the work experience kid wrote the copy or the author is smoking some strong stuff ... Indeed. The second paragraph contains a link to the new B3, only it takes one to the F30 B3 road test! Unfortunately this is a reflection of the change in the way news cycles function in our modern times. B...
by Charles
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Alpina XB7 On LinkedIn
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Alpina XB7 On LinkedIn

CaesarBob wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:58 am
Isn’t that Mrs ALPINA?
She's Burkhard's daughter - sister to Florian (FD) and Andy (MD), I believe
by Charles
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: ALPINA Spotted / Busted
Topic: Silver F30 D3 BiTurbo Saloon - Colchester
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Silver F30 D3 BiTurbo Saloon - Colchester

churchie386 wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:50 pm
It was parked on the "Screwfix" industrial estate in Stanway, near Colchester.
Hopefully purchasing black screw head covers for the number plate screws ....

My OCD is in overdrive over that picture!!!
by Charles
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E90 D3 BiTurbo #132
Replies: 73
Views: 1599

Re: E90 D3 BiTurbo #132

A disappointment for you but, thankfully, not an expensive one.

Your feedback also provides valuable information for others who might be interested in this particular car.

I'm sure the right one will be along soon for you and we will be welcoming you properly :D
by Charles
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: ALPINA - Car Advice / Information
Topic: Fitting Alpina Decal to Front spoiler
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Fitting Alpina Decal to Front spoiler

Apply each letter individually to a thoroughly clean paint surface free of wax
by Charles
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E90 D3 BiTurbo #132
Replies: 73
Views: 1599

Re: E90 D3 BiTurbo #132

bigayal wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:23 pm
Thankyou all for your help I really appreciate it 👍
And all without a new member initiation ceremony!!!

I did say that we do things differently here :D
by Charles
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E90 D3 BiTurbo #132
Replies: 73
Views: 1599

Re: E90 D3 BiTurbo #132

What sort of price do you think would be reasonable? He’s saying the lowest he could do would be around 6500 with no prep 😬 and yeah I’ll say hi later 🥰 What did you originally bid for it and how does this compare to the offer mentioned above? This would be a good starting point as the difference i...
by Charles
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: Not quite an owner yet
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Not quite an owner yet

It is a tricky one - will they let you get it independently inspected? Yeah he even said he will pay for it , but who do I use 🤔 The RAC do inspections - their advanced one comes in at £240 but if the seller will pay for it then that's not an issue. See here Not used them so cannot recommend but so...