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by Elan
Wed May 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 15413

Re: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

Hap, I was referring to MA stamp on the engine. I checked out the rest of the numbers during the purchase to ensure it all the matched up. I think Simon13 mentioned here that the RHD Alpina used Janspeed mild steel six branch manifold . This six branch came with the car but the rest of the exhaust w...
by Elan
Wed May 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 15413

Re: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

I have seen the car a couple of times at BMR. Its a great job. The car has the original Sytner Nottingham technician in initials "MA" stamped on the engine. This is for Mark Adkin who did the work on the vehicle's engine. Very nice your will make 5 in total I know of and have seen. Thanks Norrie. I...
by Elan
Wed May 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 15413

Re: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

A few more updates of the car. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40836563343_b38e264196_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33925816568_f41309939b_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33925816668_b801e4cd4f_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33925816758_dbc9f1ce32_c.jpg https://l...
by Elan
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring #113
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

simon13 wrote:abroad? Why too cheap they are tempted?!
I wouldn’t say it’s cheap, especially for a 16 year old car with 160k miles. Couple of people wanted to video call to see/hear the car before viewing. Selling to someone abroad just seems risky.
by Elan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring #113
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

I had a fair bit of interest and offers (especially from aboard) but not sold. It didn't help as I was in France. Still not sure about selling it and will try using it more over winter.
by Elan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Touring #113
Replies: 16
Views: 1558

It is my car and its not being used hence the sale. The mileage is genuine 159k (almost 160k) with full history.
by Elan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: ALPINA Meets & Events
Topic: Essex Alpina/BMW meet maybe??)
Replies: 84
Views: 10639

Never been to Alpina car meet before but would be interested if its late Oct/Nov.
by Elan
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Mora B3 3.3 Now on Ebay
Replies: 18
Views: 1679

retro-bmw wrote:Buyer is collecting in Morning once gone will update add.
Did the car sell in the end, as its still on eBay?
by Elan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: Mora B3 3.3 Now on Ebay
Replies: 18
Views: 1679

It will be a shame if the car is broken for parts as its a nice colour combo. If it was a lower mileage then there would have been more interest in restoring?

I was tempted but storage and getting people to work on the car is not easy. It will be interesting to see what price it sold for.
by Elan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 15413

Thanks. The work is being carried out by Barry (BSS here) from BMR performance.

I am hoping to upload more detailed pics when I have a bit of time.
by Elan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 15413

Good to see Elan Are you going to restripe and add the side skirts as it was ? I think looks loads better without stripes but to keep original would need the side skirts The badges on the front grill and boot is adequate for me so wasn’t planning on adding the stripes, at least not just yet. I have...
by Elan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: ALPINA Photos
Topic: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 15413

The car is slowly getting there, a few delays as with most restoration.

I have been a bit slow with the updates due to work and life :roll:

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by Elan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: ALPINAs for sale
Topic: E46 B3 S Touring #029
Replies: 27
Views: 3469

Charles wrote:I don't know - I think that's an excellent price for a B3S Touring :wink:
I agree, that's a reasonable price for a rare touring :lol:
by Elan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Gearbox Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

sat82 wrote:Thanks for the info Elan - your touring looks great!

How is the gearbox running three years down the line?
Its all running fine with no issues. Mind you I have only done around 5k miles since the work.
by Elan
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General ALPINA Forum
Topic: E46 B3 3.3 Gearbox Issue
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

I used Hardy engineering to get the gearbox rebuilt on my B3 and they did a good job. The full rebuild was around £3k few years ago. I am not sure how they compare to Stephens Engineering. If it was now, I would be considering the manual conversion. Some pics of the work they carried out on my car. ...