Wed, 27th Apr 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

  Lot 30

1983 BMW Alpina B2.8

Sold for £24,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: A818 VNY
Chassis No: WBADA7204D7591593
MOT: April 2023

  • A very rare UK, right-hand drive E28 Alpina B2.8, fitted with the desirable five-speed manual gearbox
  • Only 54,638 miles from new (atoc) and just four former keepers
  • Previous long-term ownership (1988 - 2021) with much of that period spent in dry storage
  • Recently subject to a full recommissioning
  • Highly original example and offered with the bookpack

Built between 1981 and 1985, this is one of less than ten cars that are thought to have survived. Supplied with either a ZF automatic transmission or the more desirable Getrag 265 5-speed manual gearbox, the standard M30 528i straight six-cylinder engine was upgraded as part of the conversion with the Alpina B9 type exhaust system, and the power output measured an impressive 192bhp at 5800rpm. Alpina springs and Bilstein gas dampers were further advancements from the standard 528i specification. They cost a considerable premium over the BMW 528i SE (E28) on which it was based.

Manufactured in 1983, this B2.8 is a rare UK-supplied, right-hand drive example, being supplied new via Western Counties BMW of Bristol on the 25th of November. Fitted with the 2788cc straight-six engine with the desirable five-speed manual transmission, the Alpina is finished in Henna Red with Grey cloth interior upholstery. In long-term previous ownership, from 1988 until 2021, and remaining in storage from 2006 until the end of that period, ‘A818 VNY’ has covered just 54,628 miles from new, at the time of consignment, and has had only four former keepers.

The Alpina specification comprises; an Alpina B9 Type exhaust system, Getrag 260 Overdrive gearbox, 3.45 ratio limited-slip differential, Alpina springs with Bilstein gas dampers, Alpina 16in wheel rims, dealer stripe kit, Alpina front spoiler, rear spoiler, Alpina badges and dashboard plaque, and steering wheel. It has benefited from recommissioning in 2022, which includes full brake overhaul with new discs, pads, and hoses; full service; new fuel tank and fuel lines; valve clearances adjustment and general thorough check through.

‘A818 VNY’ is offered with the original book pack, including the original stamped handbook, a current V5C, and is due to possess a fresh MOT certificate in time for the sale. A highly original example of a modern classic that stands out from the crowd and should rightfully be preserved for future generations to see and admire. Performance BMWs continue to have a strong following and this Alpina is sure to be the talking point of any classic car show you choose to attend.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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