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1992 Alpina (E34) B10 Bi-Turbo

Lot No.: 345

Registration: J144MHC
Chassis Number: WATBATLOO2B750374
Engine Number: TBA
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3500cc
Year of Manufacture: 1992
Estimate (£): 30,000 - 40,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

The Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo was designed as a high-performance alternative to the BMW 5-series E34. Production began in 1989 and ended in 1994 with just 507 examples produced, all in left-hand drive. The B10 was based on the BMW 535i and the M30 3.5-litre engine received numerous upgrades. Most notably, with the addition of two adjustable Garrett T25 Turbochargers that took power to 360 bhp with 384 Ib-ft of torque. Alpina also added bigger brakes, new springs, anti-roll bars, Bilstein shocks at the front and automatic load-leveling Fictel & Sachs at the rear. The performance was staggering, even by modern standards, with 0-60 coming up in 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 180 MPH.

This Alpina B10 Bi-Turbo was manufactured in November 1991 at the famous Alpina Buchloe factory and first registered to a resident in Leipzig, Germany in May 1992. It then passed to another Leipzig resident before being purchased by our vendor in April 2002 from Martin Pearse, MCP Motorsport, at 49,598 kilometres. Factory options included Alpina stripes, alarm, immobiliser, CD player, climate control, cruise control, rear blind, heated sports seats and electric sunroof.

The car has now covered 88,588 kilometres (55,046 miles) and has been cherished by our vendor. A significant history file documents the entire ownership and even details the previous German owners and factory build sheets from Alpina. The file shows that it has been carefully maintained my marque specialists and documents expenditure of £15,000 alone on parts and labour. Both turbochargers have been rebuilt and the engine was pressure tested and all gaskets and seals replaced.

Finished in the very desirable colour combination of Granite Silver with black leather, this B10 Bi-Turbo is presented in superb condition and is the finest we have ever seen. The paintwork retains a superb shine and the interior is completely standard and in good condition. We encourage prospective bidders to contact the office for further details on this exceptionally rare and very special Alpina.