1985 BMW

Alpina B7 Turbo

--Agate Green Metallic (177 Achatgruen Metallisch) with Black velour Alpina seating and Black carpeting, 158,000 km/97,000 miles from new, 5-speed manual, 1 of only 4 examples believed to be in the United States, excellent throughout.

The Alpina name is synonymous with the fastest and rarest BMWs sold and they are not from BMW's headquarters in Munich. In Buchloe, Germany approximately an hour's drive from Munich and BMW's home base-factory, Alpina's dedicated workforce tune, modify, upgrade and hand-assemble the cars with exceptional care and precision befitting their reputation in the BMW tuner world for performance and quality.

Both F1 champions, Niki Lauda and James Hunt raced BMW tuned by Alpina in the 1970s. Alpina saw a business model that brought detuned versions of their racing counterparts to the street as road going “tuner” BMW's. Having built an excellent product at all times, Alpina built a strong and loyal customer base that has followed ever since and with the blessing of BMW, the manufacturer.

This Alpina B7/1 Turbo is believed to be 1 of only 4 such models imported to the United States and number 66 of 236 examples manufactured by Alpina at their Buchloe, Germany facilities between 1984 and 1987. Complete ownership history is on file from new. This B7 Turbo was originally imported to the USA to Portland, Oregon, but spent most of its life in Southern California before being moved the East Coast in late 2009.

Power from its 3.0L inline 6 Cylinder engine is rated at 300+ HP and 369 lb-ft of torque thanks to Alpina-engineered tricks like a reprogrammed Motronic injection system, Modified cylinder head, Lighter pistons, Larger cam, Free-flowing header and three-inch exhaust system. Suspension and brakes are also unique to the B7/1 Turbo, having been upgraded from its standard 5 series counterpart. The B7's single KKK K27 turbo has not only been rebuilt, but also upgraded with a slightly larger and lighter turbine wheel which allows faster spool-up and the ability to hold boost through to redline. Even by modern standards the car remains extremely fast with sub 6 second 0-60 MPH acceleration and a top speed of nearly 170 MPH.

This B7 Turbo has enjoyed enthusiast ownership throughout its life thus far and has received sympathetic restoration when and were needed to keep in its current exceptional condition. The interior remains all-original with Alpina-striped Recaros driver and passenger sport seats with matching upholstery for the rear seating. A leather-covered dash and Alpina-specific, VDO-made computer/vent unit housed in the center of the dash visually distinguish the cabin from standard E28s. Gauges with the Alpina logo, MOMO steering wheel, wooden shift knob and striped door cards signify this B7 being a product of the 1980's German tuner world. A plaque located just behind the shifter confirmed Alpina's limited manufacture and exclusivity.

Once again, the condition of this B7 Turbo is superb in every way both mechanically and cosmetically. Under previous ownership, this B7 has won multiple concours and car show awards. It has also been featured in the August 2010 Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car article where the author described it “as fast, sorted and meticulously detailed.” This is a link to the article….https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/bmw-m5-vs-b7-alpina

The Alpina is offered with full records from day one which includes original purchase and importation paperwork as well as full detailed maintenance records through its three ownerships and is ready for immediate use and enjoyment.

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