Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

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Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

Post by Elan » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:00 pm

I thought I would create a new thread to post some updates on #515 following the purchase last year. Thanks to the members here who advised me on the purchase. More info on the purchase from this thread:
http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/vie ... sc&start=0

I discovered after speaking to couple of previous owners that the car was featured in July 2011 of Classic car, a shoot-out with a M3.

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Post by Elan » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:07 pm

So now to the interesting rust pictures:
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Current Collection:
F30 B3 BiTurbo #133
E30 - C2 2.7 #515, Hartge H27 Cab
E46 - B3 3.3 Touring #113, M3 manual
997.1 Turbo Manual
LP560-4 Manual

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Post by Elan » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:13 pm

More pics of the work in progress:

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Post by Elan » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:15 pm

This is how she is now:

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Post by Toasey » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:24 pm

Wow, no messing about there. Get it all out! Great photo set.

It makes me wonder what lurks beneath a few surface bubbles on my B10 3.3.

Were you surprised by the extent of the rust?

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Post by WINNE1 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:32 pm

Fantastic photos :clap:
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Post by MCB » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:56 pm

Dare I ask how much you are expecting this to cost? I ask because our E30 M3 is going in this Saturday for the same thing £££££ :shock:
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Post by brett » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:24 pm

looking good well done
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Post by Elan » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:57 am

Thanks for the comments guys.

There was a bit more rust than I expected hence why I went for full restoration. I suppose it's expected on a nearly 30 year old car. One of the previous rust repair also wasn't great.

MCB, I am trying not to think about the costs :shock: . I am replacing all parts where available with brand new items from BMW. These parts has so far been in the region of £7k and further £2k for Alpina specific items including front and boot spoiler. The bodywork cost has been over £7k and probably around £2k bodywork parts, badges etc. Now all the bits are being put back together over the winter.

Ohh did I mention more £££ for the Recaro LS seats.

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Post by Elan » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:05 am

This is the parts collection that the Mrs was happy to see leave the house.


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Post by MCB » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:19 pm

Ouch!!! And I though we were paying enough. That will certainly lighten your wallet. In fact you will have to sell the wallet as well :shock:

All of that aside. You are doing a cracking job and the car is going to look amazing once completed. I just love that interior 8)
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Post by e30rapidic » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:54 am

very nice. Good to see a C2 getting some proper love! :P

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Little update

Post by Elan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:15 am

A little update on the progress :D

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Current Collection:
F30 B3 BiTurbo #133
E30 - C2 2.7 #515, Hartge H27 Cab
E46 - B3 3.3 Touring #113, M3 manual
997.1 Turbo Manual
LP560-4 Manual

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Post by Metrics » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:47 pm

Wow, wow and just wow. Top work and commitment Elan, what a great load of work.
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Post by Elan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:16 pm

Metrics wrote:Wow, wow and just wow. Top work and commitment Elan, what a great load of work.
Thank you. I can't take credit for the work, it's all down to Barry.
Current Collection:
F30 B3 BiTurbo #133
E30 - C2 2.7 #515, Hartge H27 Cab
E46 - B3 3.3 Touring #113, M3 manual
997.1 Turbo Manual
LP560-4 Manual

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