Friday, 3 May 2019

1991 BMW ALPINA B12 850l 1 of only 5 Produced - Peter Vardy Heritage 20C Seafield Road East Edinburgh EH15 1ED

Peter Vardy Heritage
20C Seafield Road East Edinburgh 
EH15 1ED
Telephone: 01312689412

1991 BMW ALPINA B12 850l
1 of only 5 Produced

Peter Vardy Heritage are delighted to offer this unique, rare and outstanding Alpina B12 5.0 V12 Coupe, one of only 5 right-hand drive vehicles ever produced.

The Alpina derivative of the E31 BMW 8-Series was first announced in June 1990. The 5.0-litre cars were produced in two distinct batches, the first from launch until mid-1992 being based on the 850i, with the second based on the 850Ci. Only 35 cars were ever produced worldwide over this 4 year period and only 5 were right-hand drive examples. 

ALPINA enhancements took the V12 power unit from the standard 300BHP to 345BHP by using lighter pistons, bigger valves, high lift camshafts and a recalibrated Bosch Motronic ECU for each cylinder bank. Power was transmitted to the rear wheels via 18” ALPINA classic alloys of 10.5-inch width at the rear, via a torque converter overdrive automatic, enhanced with ALPINA specific software. Apart from obvious improvements in driveability, the 0-62MPH time dropped to 6.9seconds (from 8.0seconds) and the top speed increased to a de-limited 174MPH. 

This is a truly magnificent example presented in pristine condition with impeccable provenance and featured in Classic Cars magazine in April 2016. Registered and supplied on 30th August 1991 by Sytner BMW Nottingham with a covering letter of authenticity and ALPINA production plaque, this example is presented in Mauritius Blue with Light Silver Grey leather sports seats. 

Standard specification includes:

•Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
•Automatic stability control
•Electronic accelerator control system with integrated speed control
•Front spoiler
•Metallic paint
•Green tinted glass
•Laminated rear screen
•A high-pressure headlight cleaning system
•Heated outside mirrors combined with a heated drivers door lock and washer nozzles
•Central locking
•Anti-theft warning device including passenger compartment protection by glass breaking sensors and side tilt alarm transmitter
•Electric window lifts front and rear
•Electric sunroof
•Steering column with electrical adjustment
•Hand-sewn leather rimmed steering wheel
•Seats with electrical adjustment including memory (3 positions) for driver's seat.
•Rear seat headrests
•Air conditioning with automatic temperature control
•Onboard computer 
•Map reading lamps for driver and front passenger
•High-quality in-car entertainment
•Rear window antenna

Additional factory options on this example include the optional gold contour lines-decoset, ASC+ traction control and electronic damper control, graduated tinted screens, electric rear blind, Auto-dimming interior mirror, BMW sports seats, front seat heating and auto air re-circulation. 

The vehicle has covered a cosseted 39295 miles and benefits from a full BMW Service History:

30/08/1991 PDI Sytner BMW Nottingham
09/08/1994 2483miles John Clark BMW Tayside
11/07/1996 8212miles John Clark BMW Tayside
10/07/1997 13361miles John Clark BMW Tayside
04/11/1998 20811miles John Clark BMW Tayside
22/03/2000 21588miles John Clark BMW Tayside
03/05/2001 24349miles John Clark BMW Tayside
02/05/2002 25936miles John Clark BMW Tayside
25/06/2003 27137miles John Clark BMW Tayside
23/06/2008 32826miles Ocean BMW Torbay
25/03/2013 35752miles Ocean BMW Torbay
07/09/2015 37123miles Sytner BMW Nottingham 

As one would expect this outstanding vehicle comes with its own ALPINA folder documenting the full B12 build specification as well as every MOT and Service invoice. In addition, the Wallet pack contains the Owners Manual, Radio Manual, Service Book, Dealer Directory and all Security code data. A copy of the Classic Cars magazine 6-page article from April 2016, featuring the vehicle is also provided. 

With the B12 combining the aural satisfaction of something brittle and Italian with the reassurance of German build quality and given the fact that it has been meticulously maintained regardless of cost, this represents a unique opportunity to acquire a rare and highly desirable example from the ALPINA portfolio.

An outstanding investment opportunity which can only increase significantly given desirability and rarity.

At Peter Vardy Heritage we have a passion for motor vehicles born out of an enduring history of three generations, spanning more than 90 years, with the Vardy name being synonymous for excellence. We offer a unique experience and pride ourselves on offering something truly special to our clients in the form of the finest selection of classic vehicles from our immaculately presented and heated indoor salesroom. Whether enquiring from the UK or abroad, we can provide personalised video presentations on any vehicle, outstanding workshop facilities for inspection and can arrange your transportation globally.

Call Andrew Chisholm today to request a personalised video presentation in any of our superb vehicles.

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