1990 BMW Alpina B10 For Sale

I hate to tease as this car is in Canada but it is far too pretty to pass up.  1990 Alpina B10, #76 of 507 produced.  Tons of great information offered up by the seller and the condition seems to be in line with the asking price.

1990 Alpina B10:

From the seller –

“This is a pristine 1990 BMW ALPINA B10 Bi-Turbo, which has covered 85,700Km since new. It was originally sold in Japan and imported and is registered in British Columbia, Canada in 2010. The VIN number is: WAPBATL000B750076 It is a #76 of 507 produced worldwide. This exquisite automobile is powered by smooth and ferociously powerful 3.5L Twin Turbo, Intercooled M30 6-cylinder motor mated to Getrag 290/5-speed manual transmission. It is equipped with Catalytic converters. The motor is rated at 360HP and 400lb/f of torque. The performance is astounding, 0–60 in 5.1 seconds, top speed is 181MPH. The turbo lag is minimal. It has factory manual boost control varying boost from 0.4 bar to 0.8 bar (300 – 360HP). As it can be seen from the photographs, this piece of automotive history is in pristine condition. The body and paint are excellent, no dents, rust or rock chips. The wheels are 100% true; there are no curb marks. The Continental tires are new. The interior is very clean, no cracks on the dash. All electrical accessories work – power windows, mirrors, sunroof, climate control with ice cold AC. It has a new car smell and drives like a new car. Absolutely no squeaks or rattles. We have complete service history since day one (in Japan) as well as extensive service file from Vancouver, Canada. We can provide copies to seriously interested parties.”

Yup, it’s all there.  I have seen a few of these over the years but I am not sure I have ever seen one so well preserved.  The service history, new tires, and recent maintenance is a plus.

I am no import/export specialist but I would think this car would be exponentially easier to license in 2015 once it reaches 25 years of age.  If that is the case is it not worth it to snap this up and store it until it could come out of hibernation?

There are all kinds of modded or low mile E39 M5’s floating around in the $30k range.  Wouldn’t something like this be as fun to drive and far more rare?

Regardless, beautiful car in exceptional condition.

~Aaron.

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10 Comments

  1. Rarer? Yes. As much fun to drive? Not a chance.

  2. Price is absurd. They can be imported from Japan for half the opening bid amount.

  3. For that kind of cash, get a very nice, very fast (and more appreciable) E39 M5.

  4. This car is rare and a blast to drive from everything I’ve read. The price isn’t that high as B10 Turbos out of Japan have gone up in price. An E39 M5, while a nice car, won’t be worth anywhere near what this car will be worth down the road; in fact, I’d actually prefer the M5 only because I wouldn’t be afraid to drive it around town.

  5. Car may have been hit in front because a 1990 e34 should not have the post facelift wide kidney grill and accompanying hood from the v8 cars. For $30 large the seller should be upfront about any prior collision history.

  6. Raymond, that’s a very good point and one for a perspective buyer to investigate. It does sound like this is a known cosmetic change but still a very valid concern. I love what Alpina has done in the engine compartment and I don’t mind the interior (real Recaro option would make it worth more) but I agree with others on the stripes. I know Alpina is all about the stripes but I’d have to remove them.

  7. I’ll just take the wheels, thank you very much. Gorgeous car.

  8. Lots of chatter on this one.

    My two cents, I think this would be a great driving car, more usable power than others with more HP.

    That said, no sale at the seller’s asking price.

  9. so adorable,stylish,eye pleasing color wish i could drive this…..car trailers for sale

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