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Hard Dog
01-08-2010, 11:40 AM
Here are a few pics of my 94 Alpina B3. It only has 60,000 original Kms on it and is absolutely rust free. Imported about 3 years ago. I picked it up in Calgary, where it was laid up with a malfunctioning JATCO auto tranny. No JATCO parts available in NA, so it sat. For some reason, most Alpinas were automatics. I swapped the auto for a ZF 5spd and 3.15 LSD.

01-08-2010, 12:20 PM
hands down this is the nicest and only alpina e36 i have ever seen. i love the exterior. interior needs black carpet to finish it off tho. otherwise beautiful car! never knew jatco made non cvt transmissions. my jeep has a jatco cvt

E30 Girl
01-08-2010, 12:30 PM
Very Very Beautiful!!!

01-08-2010, 12:50 PM
very nice

01-08-2010, 01:22 PM
very nice car

01-08-2010, 01:30 PM
So clean! I am hating on you haha. A few of these and e30 Alpinas popping up at the importer that sold me my Skyline. Japan went nuts on Alpina Hartge and ACS cars in late 80s early 90s when their economy was booming and they are LHD cars too.

01-08-2010, 01:37 PM
which motor does this car have?

Hard Dog
01-08-2010, 03:27 PM
which motor does this car have?

This was a Japanese assembled Alpina, so it has a euro-tuned 2.5L, not the 250hp Bavarian Alpina engine. Still LHD however. Being subjected to Japan's acid rain had taken a toll on the exterior. I had to replace all the rubber moldings and gaskets around the windows, doors, door handles, etc. They were all dryed and crumbled to the touch. I was able to save the original paint by having it professionally polished and found a vendor in The Netherlands that shipped me a genuine Alpina striping kit to replace the badly faded original pinstripes. The 17" Alpina wheels were powdercoated last winter. All the glue had let go on the interior door panels and headliner, so most of the interior was replaced from my donor 328is.

From a purist's POV, it's not a genuine Alpina, but a very good replica. Assembled with all genuine Alpina parts by a Japanese company, starting with a new 325i, much like the real Alpina factory in Bavaria. The only thing missing is the Alpina-tuned engine which, to the naked eye, would appear as a stock 2.5L anyway. It's still unique and I like it!*th-up*

01-08-2010, 05:17 PM
so then it's NOT an alpina b3

01-08-2010, 05:24 PM
clean car. damn. is that a 6er in the garage?

Hard Dog
01-08-2010, 06:03 PM
so then it's NOT an alpina b3
As far as Barrett Jackson is concerned, no, it's a replica. But I'm not taking it to Barrett Jackson, it was imported as an Alpina, and it's registered as an Alpina, so I'm called it an Alpina.*wiggle*

Hard Dog
01-08-2010, 06:05 PM
is that a 6er in the garage?
Yes it is, imported from Germany. But it's not my garage or 6er.:cool:

01-08-2010, 07:01 PM
love it. more pics.

01-08-2010, 10:26 PM
do i see a rear fog switch?

pics of the rear please....

01-08-2010, 10:28 PM
also, love the plate on the white one.

01-08-2010, 10:48 PM
O my!!

craz azn
01-08-2010, 11:06 PM
Haha, paint is so nice, you can almost see the car beside it in the reflection. Is that like a parts car E24 beside it?

Hard Dog
01-11-2010, 09:14 AM
do i see a rear fog switch?
Yes, it has euro-spec rear fog lights.