Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

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Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by Alpina Jim » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:14 pm

My brother in law spotted this one on Facebook and I had a quick look using my wife's access. :)

Buried in undergrowth with a B3.5 badge and likely to need some serious TLC (Identify this one if you can Bob :lol:), I look forward to seeing more photos of it when it has been recovered.

Also mentioned is that this car was bought new by Freddie Garrity, lead singer of Freddie and the Dreamers.


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Facebook link for more info https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 1105053890
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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by PhillV8S » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:42 pm

Only white one in the archive is #025 by the look of it. Maybe this one??
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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:16 am

Nice spot Jim ... you've got me on this one ... no ideas!! :lol:
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Post by nealpina » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:51 pm

Interesting spot Jim

My knowledge of older ALPINAs is not as good as it once was. Therefore can someone please confirm, that there were no B3.5 for the E34 but yes for the E28, and all E34 which had a front badge said B10 3.5?
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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:57 pm

nealpina wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:51 pm
Interesting spot Jim

My knowledge of older ALPINAs is not as good as it once was. Therefore can someone please confirm, that there were no B3.5 for the E34 but yes for the E28, and all E34 which had a front badge said B10 3.5?
No, the B3.5 was available across the E34 & E32. The E28 equivalent would've been the B2.8. Essentially they got the cosmetic addenda (wheels, bodykit, steering wheel/gear knob, badging, possibly suspension too) but not the engine performance enhancements.
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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:01 pm

PhillV8S wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:42 pm
Only white one in the archive is #025 by the look of it. Maybe this one??
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Interestingly, the way Kees curates the Archive, that car you've linked should be a Buchloe built car with two VINs rather than a Sytner build which should then feature under the "Distributors" section and only have one VIN. If Jim's spot is a B3.5, then it 'should' be under Distributors.
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Post by James_G » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:23 pm

Very interesting - I'd love to have some hands on time with that. Off to Facebook to see if I can find the post.
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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by Alpina Jim » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:53 pm

Sorry Bob, I never seem to make it easy for you when I spot a potential Alp :).
I wasn't aware of the Distributors section on the Alpina Archive so that is something worth knowing.

In the Facebook chat there is a mention of this being a B11!

James, if you haven't already found it here is the Facebook link........

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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by PhillV8S » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:58 pm

CaesarBob wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:01 pm
PhillV8S wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:42 pm
Only white one in the archive is #025 by the look of it. Maybe this one??
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Interestingly, the way Kees curates the Archive, that car you've linked should be a Buchloe built car with two VINs rather than a Sytner build which should then feature under the "Distributors" section and only have one VIN. If Jim's spot is a B3.5, then it 'should' be under Distributors.
Good to know Bob. So would this possibly be #6686 in the U.K. distributer section?
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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by CaesarBob » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:47 am

PhillV8S wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:58 pm
CaesarBob wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:01 pm
Interestingly, the way Kees curates the Archive, that car you've linked should be a Buchloe built car with two VINs rather than a Sytner build which should then feature under the "Distributors" section and only have one VIN. If Jim's spot is a B3.5, then it 'should' be under Distributors.
Good to know Bob. So would this possibly be #6686 in the U.K. distributer section?
With the Sytner cars I'd always assume anything is a possibility until the evidence is in.

If the badging is accurate, then this car isn't B10 3.5/1, which should include the engine modifications, instead it will be a new addition to join the last three cars on Page3. I'd imagine this will continue as a puzzle though since the likelihood that any of the original paperwork remains seems slim.
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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by James_G » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:47 am

Alpina Jim wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:53 pm

James, if you haven't already found it here is the Facebook link........

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 1105053890
Thanks for this Jim as I hadn't been able to find the link.
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Re: Alpina B3.5 on Facebook

Post by CaesarBob » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:57 am

Alpina Jim wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:53 pm
In the Facebook chat there is a mention of this being a B11!
Far as I know the B11 badging was only ever used on E32 based cars so, as I’m pretty sure from the pics this is an E34, seems unlikely.

The only caveat to this is that the E34 B10 3.5/1 Kat used the same engine as the E32 B11 3.5 Kat and in ALPINA parlance, the code for the M30B35 based engine was B11/1 for the 239PS variant or B11/3 for the 254PS version.Confused yet?

I think it’s therefore more likely a typo on FB, and as a B3.5 it wouldn’t have any engine work anyway, so would still be an M30B35.
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