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1999 BMW Alpina B3 3.2 Cabriolet
Only Two Former Keepers

Estimated at £12,000 - £14,000

Lot details

Registration No: L55 SPH
Chassis No: WAPB332R09YE40080

Motor Car Location: Nottinghamshire

  • Number 80 of only 342 E36 B3 3.2 Alpina’s understood to have been produced
  • One of only 130 manufactured for supply to the UK
  • 87,247 miles (atoc) from new and only two former keepers
  • Supplied with history file including stamped service book

Based on the BMW E36 328, the B3 Alpina was manufactured from April 1996 until 1997. Extending the BMW 2.8, six-cylinder engine to 3.2 litres, the engines further enhancements included lightweight pistons, improved cooling, improved breathing and bespoke exhausts, bringing the power of this engine up to an impressive 265 BHP. The B3 Switch-tronic’s were fitted with gearbox and software enhancements, most notable additions are steering buttons which allow control of the gear changes or the option to leave in automatic mode. Gearbox temperature and gear selected indicators were added to the dashboard.

The B3 3.2 was well-specified from new with ABS; automatic stability and traction control; external temperature display; central locking with immobiliser; interior light package; power steering; Sony 10-CD autochanger; two-stage heated seats; Alpina leather upholstery and steering wheel trimming; and dashboard plaque. Utilising Bilstein suspension all round, Alpina lightweight 17-inch alloys, and Alpina interior and bodywork design features the Alpina provided increased styling with notable performance enhancement.

Manufactured in 1999, the Alpina was supplied new to the UK, being first registered in September that year. Finished in Alpina Blau II with Cream leather upholstery and Grey interior trim. Having covered a total of 87,247 miles (atoc) and has only two former keepers from new. The Alpina is supplied with the original stamped Service Book as well as a couple of additional service invoices. Also accompanied by the Service Guide, and Owners Handbook; a quantity of past MOT certificates; several past invoices and V5C. The hood is unfortunately not operating.

PLEASE NOTE: At the time of photography the bonnet catch was not working, but the vendor informs it will be rectified prior to the sale.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good’
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: ‘Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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