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1985 BMW / Alpina C1

Alpina E30 sedan / 4-door 5-speed



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1985 BMW / Alpina C1/1 – 2.3 #0199.  Unusual early E30 Alpina sedan with 5-speed manual transmission. Sold new in Germany – grey-market import into Japan in 1988. Well-graded – cond. 4 with only 65,082 kilometers.

Nice article from The Drive – buy-this-1985-alpina-c1-2-3-bmw-thats-lived-in-japan-since-1988

Interior is in very great shape – nice Recaro seats and uncracked dash. Good door panels, etc.

Exterior looks very good – nice paint and Alpina stripes have aged well. Alpina front and rear spoiler are in good condition.

Car was originally delivered as a 320 but built up at Alpina C1 2.3 and now reported to be 2.5 liters – with the expected  Alpina header & hot camshaft. Sounds incredible and runs very well. Transmission and clutch feel great. Nice suspension and steering.

Still a couple small items to attend to – front tires have aged and due for brakes. Some isolated rust around L/R taillight and nearby rear upper trunk lip and sunroof panel. Right rear window regulator and some minor Japanese-wiring cleanup – stereo / card readers / etc.

Really neat car that’s very well priced.


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Year: 1985
Make: BMW
Model: Alpina C1
Body Style: Sedan
Mileage: 40800
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 2.3 liter inline-6
Exterior Color: Black
Price: $16,250
Shipment: In Stock
VIN Number: WBAAD310901422655
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