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1991 BMW Alpina B12 5.0 (E31)

Lot No.: 915

Registration: J682 HSN
Chassis Number: WBAEG22080CB57526
Engine Number: 60330087
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5000cc
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Sold for (£): 64,688

Developed in 1990, the B12 was an Alpina tuned version of the E31 8-Series BMW. Using the 5.0-litre V12 found in the 850i, the B12 was tuned to a healthy 350 hp and hit 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.

This incredibly rare B12 5.0 was sold new in the UK through Sytner Nottingham and is one of just five right-hand drive B12 5.0 Alpinas ever produced, from a total production run of only 97 examples. Having covered just 39,000 miles from new, and with an extensive BMW main dealer service history, it has been owned and cherished by a true Alpina enthusiast.

A letter from BMW is provided in the history file, which states this very car was the 2nd most expensive B12 5.0 ever sold. Finished in Mauritius Blue with Light Grey leather covering the sports seats, other factory options included ASC+ traction control and electronic damper control.

One of the many impressive aspects of this B12 5.0 is its history file. There is a complete MoT history, along with 11 stamps in the service book, all from BMW main dealers. The last service was carried out by Sytner, Nottingham and included in the sale is approximately one month left on a BMW warranty.

This Alpina is very well known to the BMW Car Club and has recently been featured in magazine articles. In fact, it was featured just last year in Classic Cars Magazine under the title of ‘undercover supercar' by Sam Dawson who wrote; "I am reluctant to return it to the dealer because it is not often you encounter such an uncanny all-rounder."

This extremely collectable vehicle represents a very exciting opportunity to own one of the very rarest of all BMW models. We welcome all pre-sale inspections and encourage prospective bidders to contact the office for further information.

Picture Credit: Laurens Parsons and Classic Cars Magazine