Exterior – looks good – paint and Alpina stripes have aged well. Alpina front and rear spoiler are in good condition.
Interior – good shape with Recaro seats trimmed distinctive Alpina fabric; un-cracked dash; good door panels, Alpina MOMO steering wheel. Stereo not wired-up.
Engine / Drivetrain – runs well. Transmission and clutch feel very good. Limited slip rear differential. Steering feels great. Suspension includes Alpina springs and unknown shocks/struts – front shocks are particularly firm/harsh.
OVERVIEW | WBAAD310901422655
June, 1985 – left factory as black / 2.0 liter 6-cyl / sport seats / M Suspension (see options)
Built as an Alpina C1 2.3/1
First registered in Japan in 1988 – as BMW Alpina C1 2.3/1
Alpina interior badge:
BMW/Alpina Typ C1/1-2.3 #199
Alpina engine-compartment badge:
BMW/Alpina Typ C1/1-2.3 JAPAN
Fahrgest Nr. 7542671
Alpina spoilers Front & Rear;
Alpina instrument cluster (66k kilometers);
Alpina / MOMO steering wheel;
Alpina 16″ wheels incl. spare
Alpina / Koni suspension;
BMW Recaro seats with correct Alpina fabric;
Alpina shift knob;
Matter strut tower brace (1988);
Alpina stripe kit (spare NOS in box);
Engine M20B25 2.5 liter;
Cyl. head 885;
DME #0 261 200 385 (BMW Z1 Roadster);
LSD differential w/finned cover;
Getrag 260 transmission.
SERVICE COMPLETED 2020
metal and paint-work addressing light corrosion near tail-light and driver’s floor ($4k);
wheel refinish / tires / brakes ($2k);
plugs / cap / rotor / misc. intake hoses;
fluids (Redline in trans & dif); exhaust work, clean up wiring; trim-work ($2300).
In the early to mid-1980’s, Alpina manufactured C1 in-house as well as offering a E30 C1 kit to authorized build facilities. WBAAD310901422655 was sold new in Germany as a well-optioned M20 powered 320/6. The Alpina C1 2.3/1 parts include a build-plate in the engine compartment appears to have originated with WBAAA810007542671 (originally a white 323 coupe).
Japanese Alpina concessionaire Nicole is reported to have commissioned Alpina at Sytner in the UK to supply the Japanese grey-market. This car was imported into Japan and first registered in 1988 as BMW Alpina C1 2.3/1. It was later registered as a 2.5 liter car and the engine / DME point to BMW Z1. What we have here is more than a ‘tribute’ car but not a factory-built Buchloe car. Good car, well priced.