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Hi Folks,

I am selling my Alpinas. There are a handful of threads online that discuss these wheels, and you will likely never see them on the road. They retail for around $4,000. I am kicking off this thread to gauge interest. I will be posting a bunch more pictures this weekend. I am asking $1,200 OBO for all four wheels, leaving you room for refinishing if desired. A bit about the wheels:

18x8
ET20
5x120
74.1 Center Bore, originally found on Alpina B10 (E39)
Two-Piece
Stainless Steel Trim Rings
Titanium Screws, T8
21 Spokes
Center Mounted Valve, air travels through hollow spoke

Now these wheels are far from perfect, and the price will reflect this. I will be absolutely forthcoming about the shape of these wheels. You can run these as-is, and they look great from 5'. There is visible curb rash on the SS rings. I received a quote of $40 per ring from a metal polisher to remove the damage. Just like a restaurant countertop, you can take a scotch brite pad to the rings.
The center caps are missing. These can be had used for a few hundred dollars. They cost $400 for a set. I refinished the centers with a black satin paint, paying homage to original Alpina wheels. The center caps are fabricated, and may interfere with your hubs. You should be able to leverage them with modification if necessary. The Alpina stickers are replicas from Ebay. I have not adhered the stickers to the caps yet, I leave that up to you.
The face of the wheels are in good physical shape. The paint is worn near the inside of the spokes, toward the center of the wheel. The paint is also worn on near the titanium bolts. It's not terribly noticeable from a distance as the metal or primer underneath is a close match.
The wheels were taken to a well known wheel repair shop in Seattle this week. One wheel had a crack that I hadn't noticed in the past. According to the shop, the crack on the inner barrel was 'standard', and repaired without issue. That wheel is not bent above the shops threshold (60 thousands of an inch). There are two wheels that are barely above this spec, and two wheels that are below. From what I gathered, bends near this range are minor, and probably not out of the norm for folks running larger wheels.

This wheel has the most paint imperfections and curb rash. I snapped these in a hurry. Many more pictures to come:


I have an E9 (I wish I could say this E9) Having fun with Photoshop - StanceWorks Style. If I was into 18's on an E9 I would keep them.


Relevant Threads:
E39 FS: Authentic 2-piece Alpina Softlines, BBS stamped. E39. RARE
Alpina Softline Bbs Wheels E31 E24 E28 E34 M3 E30 850i 635csi Bmw 535i For Sale $2399.00 | BBS Car Wheels
Just can get enough of BBS & BMW.!! - StanceWorks
http://www.alpina-usa.com/pdf/e32_e38cat.pdf
 

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Ugg - how do I edit posts!

Correction - 20 spokes (see pic)
Also, in Seattle, willing to ship.
 

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Why is this BB so painful?

Anyway - here are the specs. I don't really know how to read this, but I was told that the wheels aren't far off. You can verify with an independent shop.
 
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