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  • Csmitho777
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    I believe this car was built as a project by CR's BMW Whole Sale in Newville PA.

    http://bmwwholesale.net/project_cars...p?g2_itemId=75

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  • noro
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    While we are at it might as well...http://www.m5board.com/alpina/e30b6s.html

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  • AlpinaB9
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    This may be stuff that you already know, but having owned a few Alpina cars I thought I would mention the following: 1) Alpina has stamped the blocks on all of their builds since the early 80's. No stamp, no Alpina. 2) Alpina has issued it's own VINs since 9/85. 3) Alpina is pretty helpful these days about answering questions on the older cars. For a while they were difficult to get information from, but that gave them a bit of a black eye in the enthusiast community and that seems to have changed. Anyway, hope that helps, The car in question is obviously a steaming hunk of funky junk. A real Alpina B6 3.5S is at the absolute top of my want list. I got to drive one in the late 90's in Belgium. Have never quite shaken it off. When 2015 hits, I plan to start shopping.
    Last edited by AlpinaB9; 11-02-2010, 06:17 AM.

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  • bmws14m3
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    Originally posted by M-technik-3 View Post
    Is that a battery in the tray as well?
    Yep I believe so

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  • M-technik-3
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    Is that a battery in the tray as well?

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  • vlad
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    as soon as I saw the add I thought - yeah, good luck buddy, great attitude and awesome post, your car will sell soon :hee: yeah, right

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  • SONNYQ
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    A clean e30 m3 with a s14 or a swapped motor is gonna cost way more than 15k.. People who work on these will tell you that its not cheap or easy to make an e30 m3 in excellent condition.. My Blk e30 m3 with the swapped euro has costed m3 around 27k so far and not counting full price on my labor..

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  • omak81
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    Originally posted by MDrei View Post
    Stories aplenty with this one. Been following it for awhile - finally found a time to hook up. Apologies in advance if I sound a little pissed: it took forever to meet and in the meantime I passed on a sweet S52 E30 to deal with this guy.

    The main thing is that it is neither an Alpina car nor Alpina motor. Wrong VIN for Alpina chassis. Tricky to sort out swapped engine possibility but eventually did and it has the wrong M30 block codes too. As was explained later to me, Alpina motors are like gold - they do not end up in random cars.

    Bigtime underside rust - not mentioned in CL ad I saw. Maybe it was mentioned later (probably because I bitched about it). This one really got me.

    Half-assed swap - no a/c, no heat, weird vibrations, cluster inop...

    None of which compared with my favorite, the true WTF moment:

    Not his car. Car's Owner is "unavailable" or "on a trip" or something...

    All righty then...
    Spot on, I spoke to the guy this evening to try and set a time up to see the car and see if it was a hack job, he wasnt trying to really work anything out, the owner IS out of contact even when I told him I had cash on hand. He also confirmed it was NOT an Alpina engine.

    Spoke to a friend of mine earlier tonight and come to find out it was his friends old car, said its a "piece of crap". LoL

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  • noro
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    Well even the cragslist ad suggests that the seller is a bone head.

    "here come buy my item, but I don't have time to talk.. tata"

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  • m000240
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    No heater?!?!?!

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  • maxxfish
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    Thanks for the heads up! As they say, if it's too good to be true....

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  • MDrei
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    Stories aplenty with this one. Been following it for awhile - finally found a time to hook up. Apologies in advance if I sound a little pissed: it took forever to meet and in the meantime I passed on a sweet S52 E30 to deal with this guy.

    The main thing is that it is neither an Alpina car nor Alpina motor. Wrong VIN for Alpina chassis. Tricky to sort out swapped engine possibility but eventually did and it has the wrong M30 block codes too. As was explained later to me, Alpina motors are like gold - they do not end up in random cars.

    Bigtime underside rust - not mentioned in CL ad I saw. Maybe it was mentioned later (probably because I bitched about it). This one really got me.

    Half-assed swap - no a/c, no heat, weird vibrations, cluster inop...

    None of which compared with my favorite, the true WTF moment:

    Not his car. Car's Owner is "unavailable" or "on a trip" or something...

    All righty then...

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  • 1M3ANM3
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    Its was listed on Craigslist 2 weeks ago and just re-listed again.

    F

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  • SalM
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    Woww Nicee price!

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  • omak81
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    I messaged him since im not to far to check it out, no response yet.

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