The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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1993 Alpina E31 B12

Lot No.: 739

Registration: FM51 ZKW
Chassis Number: WAPBC57C03D200013
Engine Number: 10040
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5.7
Year of Manufacture: 1993
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 63,000

From the legendary Alpina stable, this V12, 5.7 litre, six-speed manual, right-hand drive B12 Coupé serves up a healthy 416 b.h.p. and a top speed of 189 mph. In total, Alpina built 57 examples powered by their 5.7-litre B2 engine, and only seven of these E31 850 super coupés were right-hand drive, making this a very rare car. Thought to be one of only five remaining, chassis #13, along with three other Alpina B12s, was originally destined for the Sultan of Brunei's collection. Two were delivered, the other pair only getting as far as the Sultans Singapore dealer. By 2001 it became apparent that he would not be taking delivery, so the remaining two Alpinas (chassis #10 and #13) were acquired by Sytners BMW in the United Kingdom where they were both sold to Sir Anthony Bamford. This meant that #13 was first registered on the 28th of November 2001, some eight years after it was manufactured.

The current (2nd) custodian purchased #13 from Graypaul in March 2004 when it had only covered 7,000 kilometres (The Sultan of Brunei usually requested U.K. specification cars with a metric speedometer). Factory fit options included sun blinds, sports seats and the hot climate spec (no heated seats but more powerful air conditioning.)
Now having covered 178,500 kilometres (111,000 miles), the Alpina benefits from a being regularly maintained, including servicing at Sytner and Soper BMW main dealers, and supplied with a comprehensive history file, BMW 850CSi owner's manual, fully stamped service book, Alpina build-sheet and two Alpina supplementary manuals, all adding up to show that this car has obviously been cossetted. The wheels have been freshly refurbished and the dark blue leather interior has been Connolised, complementing the deep shine of the Mauritz Blue exterior.

This athletic Alpina is ready and waiting to be enjoyed and would reward any inspection.

(Please note that the vendor will be retaining the cherished number plate).

Servicing carried out as follows:
PDi                                         0 km        18/03/1993               Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen
Running-in Inspection          1018 km       11/02/2002               Sytner of Nottingham
BMW Oil Service                 5864 km        25/09/2002               Sytner of Nottingham
BMW Inspection I             20,871 km        12/07/2004              Soper of Lincoln
BMW Oil Service               32,894 km        16/11/2004              Soper of Lincoln
BMW Inspection II            44,027 km        09/05/2005              Soper of Lincoln
BMW Oil Service               55,834 km        01/09/2005              Soper of Lincoln
BMW Inspection I             67,506 km        25/03/2006              Zentrum of Nottingham
BMW Oil Service               77,956 km        18/08/2006              Zentrum of Nottingham
BMW Inspection II            91,127 km        22/01/2007              Zentrum of Nottingham
BMW Oil Service             101,350 km        14/07/2007              Zentrum of Nottingham
BMW Inspection I           114,523 km        19/03/2008              Zentrum of Nottingham
BMW Oil Service             125,275 km        11/08/2008              Zenrtum of Nottingham
BMW Oil Service             135,455 km        10/11/2008              Zentrum of Nottingham
BMW Inspection II          146,936 km        03/11/2010              Zentrum of Nottingham
BMW Oil Service             151,884 km        31/01/2012              Forrest Motors of Lincoln
BMW Oil Service             154,776 km        14/12/2012              Forrest Motors of Lincoln
BMW Inspection I           165,438 km        27/08/2014              Forrest Motors of Lincoln
BMW Oil Service             177,034 km        12/08/2016              Forrest Motors of Lincoln