1979 BMW Alpina B6 - 1 of 533 Made!
- Condition: Used
- Make: BMW
- Model: 3-Series
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Alpina B6
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 40,000
- VIN: 6547659
- Color: blue
- Engine size: 3.5l 6cyl, 285hp
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 5 Speed
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1979 BMW Alpina B6 offered with a reserve
Alpina BMW's are among the most collectible post war German cars and are rapidly increasing in value in today's market. This unique example has the further distinction of increased power and performance beyond what even Alpina envisioned at the time- although they did install an M30 in the E30 a few years later, alled the 333i, ost of which were sent to South Africa for racing.
This car will make a nearly unbeatable track car as well as a great car for the show or touring circuit.
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BMW E21 is the body designation for the first BMW 3 Series compact executive car, roduced by the German automaker BMW from 1975 to 1983. This series was the immediate successor to the BMW 2002 and was superseded by the BMW E30.
Paul Bracq, irector of Design at BMW from 1970 to 1974, s credited with setting the design direction of the E21 3 Series, hile Wilhelm Hofmeister is credited with first drawing the small forward wedge at the base of the C-pillar, strong design trait of the first Three-series. In 1975 Claus Luthe replaced Bracq and became the owner of the project. In July 1975, MW’s Board of Management first presented this new model series in the Munich Olympic Stadium for public appraisal. The frontal view of the new car was dominated by the BMW trademark kidney grille standing out clearly from the radiator cover. The styling of the new car bore a resemblance to the BMW E12 5 Series. The wedge shape of the two-door model was distinctive, xtending all the way to the unusually high rear end. The suspension incorporated rack and pinion steering and MacPherson strut suspension at the front, nd semi-trailing arm type independent suspension at the rear. The power assisted brakes were discs on the front wheels, hile the rear wheels had drum brakes. Initially, Getrag four-speed manual was the standard transmission fitment. Five-speed overdrive Getrag gearboxes were fitted as standard in 1980, ut close ratio 'sport' gearboxes were available at the car's release as an option. Alternatively, urchasers could opt for the ZF 3 HP-22 three-speed automatic transmission. The cockpit design of the E21 marked the introduction of a new design concept, ith the center console and central dashboard area angled towards the driver. This feature has become part of BMW’s interior design philosophy for many years. As a sign of passive safety, ll edges and control elements within the interior were rounded off and padded.
Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH is an automobile manufacturing company based in Buchloe, ermany selling their own cars, ased on BMW cars. Alpina works closely with BMW and their processes are integrated into BMW's production lines, hus Alpina is recognized by the German Ministry of Transport as an automobile manufacturer, n contrast to other performance specialists which are aftermarket tuners.
One of the first Alpina cars was the B6 based on the E21 with only 533 units produced over a 6 year period. This car, 66, as brought stateside by a returning serviceman, ut unfortunately had a blown engine. Following suit with many European Alpina enthusiasts, he original engine was replace with a Metric Mechanics M30 3800 Rally engine producing 285 HP, lightened flywheel and HD clutch and pilot bearing, nd short shifter kit. The car was completely restored from the ground up, nd painted in a very striking Dark Blue Metallic. The original Alpina interior was of course retained. Our Ebay Policies:
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