Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

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Re: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

Post by Elan » Wed May 08, 2019 3:21 pm

Norrie wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:46 pm
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 knew that the car was built by Mark Adkin according to the service history, but I have to admit I didn't know there was a stamp on the engine.
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Re: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

Post by hap » Wed May 08, 2019 6:38 pm

It’s on the top of the inlet and also near bottom of dipstick
There is a 4 digit engine number stamped at the. Back of the engine if I remember windscreen side

Did u decide not to put the alpina exhaust on?

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Re: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

Post by Elan » Wed May 08, 2019 9:20 pm

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 was not original Alpina and is NLA. Barry had a nearly new full Fritz Bitz stainless exhaust which is fitted to the car. If I come across a good Alpina exhaust then this will be fitted at a later date.
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F30 B3 BiTurbo #133
E30 - C2 2.7 #515, Hartge H27 Cab
E46 - B3 3.3 Touring #113, M3 manual
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LP560-4 Manual

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Re: Alpina C2 2.7 #515 Restoration

Post by Norrie » Fri May 10, 2019 9:28 am

I was looking at the car with Simon SPA69 who owns a C2 2.7 and we were casting our eye over it. My knowledge is very limited, but his as an owner of one is far greater. We concluded this was a great example. I noticed the exhaust but almost immediately dismissed the fact that it was not original on the basis that I did not even consider there would be any availability to the original specification. I said to Simon "thats not the original exhaust is it?" I very much took it from his response that finding an original might be difficult?

It is a fantastic example and the quality of work from BMR looks first class. I am using them for my E65 B7 and my E39, my sons 435d and his partners Mini.
E65 B7 4.4 V8 supercharged No 106 (1 of 7 in UK) - purely for pleasure
E 39 523i for winter and track day - leave it anywhere
E92 325i - written off by X5 I was not driving!
E92 335D Twin Turbo - sold to Sytner Alpina
E 60 - 525D new - sold to Cooper BMW
E 60 - 530D new - sold at auction
E 39 - 520i new - sold at auction
E 30 - 316i new Touring - sold at auction

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