1985 BMW / Alpina C1 2.3/1

Alpina E30 saloon
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1985 BMW / Alpina C1/1

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;
  • Alpina dead-pedal;
  • 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);
  • Tubular header;
  • LSD differential w/finned cover;
  • Getrag 260 transmission.



  • 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.


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Vehicle information

VIN WBAAD310901422655
Prod. Date 1985-06-05
Service History !! CHECK HISTORY !!
Type 320I (EUR)
Series E30 (3 Series)
Body Type LIM
Steering Left Hand Drive
Engine M20
Displacement 2.00
Power 0kw / 0hp
Drive HECK
Transmission Manual
Colour SCHWARZ (086)
Upholstery (0150)
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Editions and packages

S704A M Sports suspension


Comfort and interior equipment

S400A Slidetilt sunroof manual
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S464A Ski bag
S481A Sports seat


Driver assistance and lightning

S510A Headlight aim control
S520A Fog lights
S570A Reinforced power supply


Wheels and drive

S215A Power steering rpmsensitive
S286A BMW LA wheel BMW Styling


Environment and safety

S300A Central locking with antitheft system
S320A Deleted model lettering
S350A Therm insulat glass green

Though this one's sold, contact us if you're interested. We may be able to locate another one for you.

Year: 1985
Make: BMW
Model: Alpina C1
Body Style: Sedan
Mileage: 40800
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black
Shipment: In Stock
VIN Number: WBAAD310901422655
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