A few months’ ago, I got wind of E24 Alpina rotting in a salvage yard in northern New England. Despite trekking across broken roads and through desolate towns, my excitement was tempered by the words, “We crushed that years ago.” Damn near crushed my soul, those words. This 1989 Alpina B10 is a far happier case of preservation and meticulous ownership, right down to the original floor mats and a rear seat that appears unused. Some pundits call it “…one of the best turbocharged engines ever”, and with 360 b.h.p. on tap, there’s plenty of power to go around. Despite a projected cost to develop of $3.2 million (in 1980s dollars), the B10 established the E34 chassis as one of Alpina’s greatest successes in its history, and this car is an impeccable specimen with only 41,000 miles. If you have to own one, it’s hard to go wrong with the one up for grabs at 4Star Classics.
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Thanks to a reader’s keen eye, we snatched this 1995 M-Sport E34 up for a mention on the site. One of my personal favorites, this 540 combines rarity with performance and much stronger day-to-day livability compared to the hand-built M5. With only 104,000 miles and the replacement Alusil engine block in place, this car has the hard questions already answered, with plenty of attentive maintenance items already addressed. Mostly stock configuration and a fully-operating adaptive suspension puts this one near the top of the list in terms of an M-Sport equipped 540 that you can get in and drive and not be afraid to use daily – just as the current owner has used it.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 BMW 540i M-Sport For Sale in New Hampshire
Welcome back to Week in Review. We apologize for not getting this out sooner, but with GCFSB staff on the move with summer travels and your managing editor dealing with a move, we were a bit tied up. But let’s take this chance to recap the last month of vehicles we have featured:
The 1994 BMW 530i Touring that we featured last month is still on offer at the same price. Is the seller being optimistic or will the right buyer come along this time around?
The below post originally appeared on our site May 21, 2014:
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When I was young, a used car dealer specializing in off-lease Mercedes sold a few cars to my father. We were friendly enough with him that he showed off a car he bought for his wife – a late-model W124 E320 wagon in bright red over palomino. That always stuck with me: not only did he have a wagon that you didn’t see every day, but it was a red as Rudolph’s nose. Much like that Merc, this E39 wagon catches my eye in the same way. This particular car adds to the allure with a manual transmission and the optional BMW deep-dish mesh wheels. The interior appears very clean, and panels look laser straight – headlight washers indicate to me that this car has the requisite heated seats and mirrors, too, making this an ideal 4-seasons tourer. While I am a bit obsessed with white cars, I wouldn’t mind owning something this red someday.