Hi, I am planning to sell my ALPINA B10 Bi-Turbo No. 16. The car ist painted in Macaoblue Metallic - and this the only option the first seller ordered in 1990.
The Car is equipped with the Recaro RS-Seats with ALPINA fabric. It has covered 152.000 km, what is proved by the service-book. It never had an accident, the only paintshop-work that has been done (in 5/2012) concerns the front-hood and the front car wings because of some stone-chips.
The chargers have been replaced at about 85.000 km, which is approved through a letter from ALPINA. In this summer, the car has got four new tires (Hankook Evo S1), some parts of the front axle and the self-levelling dampers at the rear axle were replaced. Rust I cannot see anywhere.
The car is in pretty good shape, what is approved by an expert testimony following the criterions of the german Classic Data. In every point, the test engineer assigned the grade "Good" and taxed the car to be worth 22.000 Euro. It drives like a Bi-turbo should drive. The Engine needs no Oil, only fuel and a driver who knows, that the chargers live very long, when he has a light right foot, when the engine is cold or he plans to stop in the next ten minutes.
Pleas let me know, if you are intersted in the car. I can send pictures and I will answer all questions as good as I can.
Oh, I nearly forgot: Some pictures you can find on alpina-archive.com. Steering-wheel and gearshift knob have been replaced through original parts, the console between the front seats is not longer in the car.
Winter is coming, the Bi-Turbo soon will be prepared for the next months in his dry and warm hall. If anyone here would like to buy one of the probably best maintained Bi-Turbo on the market in 2012, he should not wait too long. I have added some pictures to the advert on mobile.de:
Michael, it sounds familiar to me. Selling a B10 Biturbo these days is a challenge. It took me 2 years between the decision and the sale. My exprience is that the Alpina Community (here as the main international board, and other national boards) is the best place to let others know what you are selling. 99% of the potential buyers are on these boards anyway. Others, visitors on Mobile.de etc, just want to entertain themselves, at your expense. In my case, a French Alpina fan, who had seen my Biturbo in a gathering in 2008, contacted me end of 2011 (actually his wife, because she wanted to make him a birthday's present) and asked if I was still selling. The sale was done without any further dealing/discussion, because they knew the car, they knew me, and they were in love of my Biturbo since they had seen in in Paris.
My recommendation would be to have your car known by the Alpina Community, at large, on internet, and more importantly in real life.
Good luck if you sell, and have -safe- fun if you keep it.
you are completely right. To sell a Bi-Turbo is not easy in these days. Most of the inteested people do not have the money to pay a well maintained car – and do not undstand, that a worn out car does cost much more, if you want to have fun on the long run. And te be honest: The Bi-Turbo may be one of the iconic Buchloe-Cars, but most of the people, who could afford such a car, do not really know it or do not think about it, when they are looking for a fast sedan.
Perhaps the time has not come yet for the Bi-Turbo. So we will see, what happens in 2013 (if I do not change my mind and decide to keep it).
I know your car. Perhaps you remeber that I visited you with my blue E30 Convertible...Is it sold?
Of Course I remember you Michael !
Yes, as I mentioned, my car was sold to the French guy, early this year. Very good deal. He really wanted my car, knowing the investments I had made on it. He proposed a good price.