Tuner Tuesday Alpina-off – 1994 B10 Allrad Touring 6-speed and 1998 B12 5.7

Following up on last week’s Alpina B6 2.8 Touring, I have another post of the boutique manufacturer’s cars. It goes without saying that Alpinas are pretty special cars and quite limited production; however, a few sub-models are notable as being especially rare. Going above and beyond, these cars will really set you apart from the typical crowd – get specific about the configuration, and you can usually count on one hand the number of models that are the same as the one you’re looking at. That’s especially true when you see today’s Alpina twofer – two lesser seen models from a lesser seen manufacturer. Today I have, thanks to a great spot from our reader John, the #2 produced B10 Allrad Touring and the #123 B12 5.7. Which would be your flavor? Let’s start with the Touring first:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1995 Alpina B10 Allrad on mobile.de


Year: 1994
Model: B10 Allrad
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 232,000 km (144,158 mi)
Price: EUR. 4,999 ($6,357 today)

original Alpina B10 wheel drive 6 -speed transmission

-air
-el electric windows
-all wheel drive
-metallic paint
-split rear seat
-Alpina rims
-Panoramic sunroof
leather interior front
-radio CD

On the surface, when you say “Alpina B10 Allrad Touring” and follow it up with 6-speed and 2nd produced, there’s a lot to be excited about. My enthusiasm waned slightly, though, when I saw the condition of the car. Right off the bat, I wondered if it was the real deal – the color seemed odd for an Alpina, the seats and steering wheel didn’t look right, and the exterior condition was sub-par for what we’re used to seeing with Alpinas – usually coveted cars. Additionally, the 6-speed manual seemed a bit odd; a majority of Alpina owners opt for their reconfigured automatic. However, some scrutiny of the Alpina Archives found this specific car, correct in Calypso Red with Anthracite cloth and a non-Alpina steering wheel. Obviously, the seats have been changed over for these leather models – something I’m not a fan of, and outside the car needs some attention and a solid weekend of detailing. Under the hood, Alpina bumped the 525ix-spec engine up to 3 liters, giving a 40 horsepower boost and making the B10 Allrad a competent performer. It also received the Softline wheels in 17″ and the deeper front spoiler, though I don’t think the suspension was heavily revised. It’s going to be rare to see another one – only 70 tourings were produced, and only a few in Calypso Red. This is certainly a rare car, and the sub-7,000 asking price leaves room for improvement – though it will be some time before it could hit these shores.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1998 Alpina B12 5.7 on mobile.de


Year: 1998
Model: B12
Engine: 5.7 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 98,000 km (60,894 mi)
Price: EUR. 24,900 ($31,666)

vehicle description

Your contact is Thomas Dittrich / Phone: 040-64551105

For sale a very well kept Alpina B12 is equipped with:

Individual special paint Night Blue Metallic (there were only three times )
Leather seats black
Climate
sunroof
Xenon headlights
comfort seats
Park Distance Control PDC
electric rear window shade
Multi -function steering wheel
Phone in the center console
Sun protection roller blinds in the rear doors
double Glazing
electric steering column
Shadowline
electric seat adjustment
Driver seat memory
Individual headliner anthracite
CD changer
alarm system

This car comes from a private car collection and is sold on behalf of customers
All keys , papers , checkbook , etc. are available
The last inspection was carried out on about 400 KM ago . Here, the tires , the complete brakes and battery were replaced

A trade-in may be possible

For questions about this vehicle please call us or send us a mail

Thomas Dittrich
sale
Dancars Hamburg
Tel : 040-64551105

John originally also spotted a super rare B12 5.0, but unfortunately that car sold prior to this posting – so I replaced it with a slightly newer and slightly sportier 5.7 model you see here. Once again, this is a fairly rare model to begin with – 202 E38 B12 5.7s were produced, with about a quarter of those being the long wheel base versions. Back out the rare special order midnight blue of this car, and it’s one of claimed 3 made in this configuration. With a big bump in displacement, these B12s push nearly 400 horsepower out through a reprogrammed 5-speed automatic and revised electronically controlled, self-leveling suspension that is both uprated and lowered over the stock E38. They also received upgraded brakes with full floating rotors all around and 20″ Softline wheels, plus quad exhaust and a revised bumper covers. The result is impressive – a serious sports sedan capable of besting Porsches that’s also luxurious. Thanks again to the Alpina Archives, we see this car in original configuration – it’s interesting to see the Softlines are painted black, but I’m glad they returned to silver for the sale. Condition is spot on, the interior looks as stunning as the outside, and for this exclusivity, power and looks you’ll only pay a little more than a U.S. spec E39 M5. Again, it’ll be a while before these are legal for import – but it’s a nice teaser as to what’s out there.

Thanks again to John for the spots and prodding to write up these great Alpinas!

-Carter

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2 Comments

  1. That touring makes me want to move to Canada! I hope it finds a good home.

  2. Fun finds, also the public Alpina archives are a really handy thing.

    Also, isn’t it funny how roof racks make wagons look sportier somehow?

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