1982 BMW Alpina B7 Turbo Coupe
Sold For $70,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - AMELIA ISLAND 6 - 7 MARCH 2020 - Offered on Friday
- One of only 153 examples built
- Stunning Alpinweiss with Alpina livery
First launched in 1978, the B7 Turbo coupe was Alpina’s first full conversion for BMW’s 6 Series platform and featured a 300 bhp turbocharged variant of BMW’s six-cylinder engine sourced from the 630 CSi. Additional improvements included upgraded Bilstein suspension, ventilated brake discs, and a body kit with signature Alpina multi-spoke wheels.
Bearing Alpina production number 298, this B7 Turbo was completed by Alpina in February 1982. Build details confirm that it is still sporting its original colors and was equipped with Recaro seats, a five-speed manual transmission, air-conditioning, green heat-protective glass, and a locking rear differential. Its Alpinweiss paintwork and tan interior are a testament to the love and care bestowed on it by previous owners. Delivered new to its native Germany, the B7 Turbo passed through owners in France and Luxembourg before being acquired by a collector of Alpinas and AMG Mercedes-Benzes and exported to Switzerland from Germany in 2017. Shipped to the United States in 2019, it has retained all its Alpina accoutrements and presents wonderfully throughout.
Just 153 B7 Turbo coupes were built, and this well-cared-for example is a fine illustration of what Alpina has subsequently become famous for: blistering performance married to elegant, understated looks. A gentleman’s supercar, perfect for high-speed touring across Europe, this is a highly compelling alternative for someone looking for 6 Series looks and the performance of something more special than BMW’s normal offerings.