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      09-17-2021, 09:24 AM   #1
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A couple of weeks ago, I had a tour of Alpina's HQ operations here in the UK (officially known as Alpina GB) and below are some of the photos I took which I thought I would share.

Highlights are the stunning E21 323i C1 (conversion) and the G31 B5 in Individual Ferrari Blue Pozzi.

Inside the centre is the G31 B5 and G21 D3:












Outside was their G31 B5 in Individual Ferrari Blue Pozzi:




Also also outside were a few other Alpina's:












And tucked away in a secure facility was their own stunning E21 323i C1 genuine conversion. It's covered just 35,000 miles!









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      09-18-2021, 05:23 PM   #2
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Wow. They're all badass, but that E21 is stunning.
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I give my kidney for that E21!
(Not really but I'm willing to give my i8 for that)
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I love me some Alpina wagons! Such great looking cars and always tastefully modded.
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Anyone know if Alpina have any plans for the new G42 2er?
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Hands down, there isn't a car I want more than a b3 touring.
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Why aren't the wagons sold in the US? They look sharp.
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I would take a B5 Touring. Cool pics of the E21 too.
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You can tell that E21 is a labor of love. Look how clean everything is on it.
I want to see more pics of the gray wagon though. That looks sharp as hell.
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I'd take that red E21 over any car on the planet.
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Why aren't the wagons sold in the US? They look sharp.
Because "SUV's".
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All equally impressive! Beautiful vehicles.
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Because "SUV's".
Agree, but the Mazda CX series does well in this world of SUVs.
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Thanks everyone!

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Anyone know if Alpina have any plans for the new G42 2er?
No, I asked my contact and Alpina have no plans to make an Alpina based on either the 1er or 2er. The next new Alpina to come out will be a 4er Gran Coupe.
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Those Recaro's on the E21 are stunning, I have some from E30's in the factory optional big bolstered Recaro's but not leather ones.
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No, I asked my contact and Alpina have no plans to make an Alpina based on either the 1er or 2er. The next new Alpina to come out will be a 4er Gran Coupe.
Thanks for that which I suppose is not surprising other than the fact the G42 shares much with G20 so might have been easier to engineer. So MY23 M240i or wait to see what the G87 M2 brings? Decisions, decisions.
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This E21 is proof why BMW's were the ultimate driving machines. A slow car (except for the 323) that was way more fun and rewarding to drive than any "faster" car. Those days are LONG GONE.
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A couple of weeks ago, I had a tour of Alpina's HQ operations here in the UK (officially known as Alpina GB) and below are some of the photos I took which I thought I would share.

And tucked away in a secure facility was their own stunning E21 323i C1 genuine conversion. It's covered just 35,000 miles!









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Love the e21. I have owned two previously, an M10 powered 320i which was good if a little slow, and a 323i which was a hoot to drive. Unfortunately the 323i was written off by someone doing a U-turn on a blind corner otherwise I would still have it. Still, I have to admit that my e30 is much more planted on the road than either of my e21s ever were with their taily handling, especially in the wet.

Looks like it's had a bit of restomod work done. The leather seats are trimmed like an e34 Biturbo & the blacked out sills etc. are missing.
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