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Old 12-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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1990 Alpina 850i for $9k?

Does anyone know this car?
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ431099034

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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Looks like a Japan import with NA turn signals.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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NOT an authentic Alpina.

Look at the interior
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #4
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NOT an authentic Alpina.

Look at the interior
You're probably right, but I'm not sure you can say definitively based on that interior picture. You can generally order an Alpina any way you want, including with a "standard" non-Alpina interior. I'm not sure why you would, but people did it

Although it would usually still have the Alpina gauges, this one doesn't, and it will certainly have the Alpina numbered plaque which (if I recall correctly) is up top on a B12.

I hear it's pretty common in Japan to create fake Alpinas, and usually they're more convincing. If you put together the standard looking interior, no Alpina wheels, no engine bay shot showing the Alpina intake manifold, and so on, it's about 99.9% this is a fake. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if it's not even an 850.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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Well that definitely would explain the price.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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Id still get it... And clean it up
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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6 spd swap all day long !!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:05 PM   #8
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And where would you find a 6 speed swap here in Canada ? They are very rare to find ! Im interested if anyones has one laying around as my 8 series is auto
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:09 AM   #9
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Cool looking, even if it isn't a real alpina.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:47 AM   #10
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Weir doesn't exactly say it's an Alpina it says Alpina package so that coul mean ground effects... These little dealer jabronies are pretty smart cats I must say
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:39 AM   #11
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And where would you find a 6 speed swap here in Canada ? They are very rare to find ! Im interested if anyones has one laying around as my 8 series is auto
No need for swap, you can have an original 850 6 speed, your whish came through!

Still availale!!!

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154420

BTW, the white 850 is not an Alpina car, just cosmetics.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:40 AM   #12
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I saw an "authentic " Ac schnitzer replica 850 somewhere the other day ,,,I think it was ebay or Kijiji , I'll try to find the link . This one claimed to be from Japan as well

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Old 03-06-2013, 01:45 AM   #13
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http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ430295956

...I take my previous post back , this one looks at least descent
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^ That is a really nice one, too bad it's got that grey interior.
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