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E39 Alpina B10V8S Touring UK Auction (Jap import)

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That looks stunning,possibly the best looking car i,ve ever seen.

Looks to be on a par with your very own V8s Dave.

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18 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

I thought the V8S were all LHD?

 

What gave you that idea? 

 

The car is stunning - £25-30000 at a guess?

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That is probably the Carlsberg of tourings IMO 8) 

 

That'll go for close to £30k I reckon @E39mad - I'm with you on that one

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The extended leather needs a really good clean and the steering wheel looks tatty. Obviously being a Jap import the nav will be useless but so is the original these days.

 

Other than that it looks really clean. Love the colour combo.

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Hi,

 

It's a very rare car for sure! The top of the Alpina E39 variants and looks like overall it's a fantastic example. For £25-30K the mileage would need to be 20-40K. Alpina's are always hard to value as there's so few of them, and this one I think would get £20/25K plus and possibly substantially more if it was a LHD and was advertised in Europe as the potential market and number of buyers would be much greater. Just take a look at Alpina listings in Europe !

 

I think this one will be £15/17K - possibly nudging £20K. If of course there is a bunch of guys just waiting for such an example to show up, then I hope for the seller that the bidding does indeed begin to hit £20/25K, or more!

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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Makes me wish I bought a V8S Touring for £8k back in 2013. Then I remember the olive colour interior and I’m at peace!

 

This one does look good. 

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1 hour ago, greenelekta said:

 

Mick, if only you'd waited before buying the Volvo!

I know Dave,but the Volvo i can put the dog in and not worry,

Wash it,hoover it and that will do,its just a workhorse really,did 502 mile in a day yesterday,Trentham to Callington and back,not a bad day really considering the weather was atrocious all day.

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I know Mick, I was just joking. That's why I've got my Sport Touring for every day duties.

Your Volvo makes a lot of sense, 500 miles in a day is good going by most peoples standards but probably nothing to you!

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It did cross my mind to pm you to see if you might be interested in selling the 530i but then reasoned to myself that any car from your stable would be too nice to be used mainly as a dog transporter :)

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10 hours ago, 740mick said:

I know Dave,but the Volvo i can put the dog in and not worry,

Wash it,hoover it and that will do,its just a workhorse really,did 502 mile in a day yesterday,Trentham to Callington and back,not a bad day really considering the weather was atrocious all day.

 

That's a long way to walk the dog Mick ;)

 

We used to go Launceston regularly when my wife's folks were alive. Not too bad a journey if you can avoid the holiday makers. 

 

I was in your neck of the woods on Thursday Mick. Went to look at a property for a client in Blurton then had some time to kill before another in Tunstall so went to Trentham Gardens for a stroll. 

 

Apologies for the thread drift!

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We live 2 minutes from the main entrance to Trentham Gardens Rupes,lovely place to take a stroll round now with the shopping village,garden centre and the gardens.

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38 minutes ago, Sandip said:

That's lovely.  Ditch the phone, and update the NAV DVD to get the latest maps (or would that not work?)

 

You have to literally rip EVERYTHING out and refit all OEM UK stuff and even then it'll still be out of date

 

Just not worth it really.

 

Cheaper and easier to fit a decent aftermarket head unit in and use the likes of CoPilot, Waze, Google Maps etc... (something I'm still considering in mine, but haven't pushed the button yet etc)

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V8S were available in RHD, too. I had the pleasure of driving one when my mate bought his. It's fast, especially compared to my 523i. 

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Buyer beware... Lovely looking car, however i've been reliably informed from a specialist Trader who was offered the car that it was damaged/repaired prior to hitting UK shores earlier this year. It was bought into the trade for £5k'ish and is now £15k+ on Collecting Cars!

 

C.

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Hang on a minute, all Jap imports a cream pies according to some on here! Not tonced up shitters with missing chunks of history let alone the Jap reputation for poor bodywork repairs 

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9 hours ago, cableguy said:

Buyer beware... Lovely looking car, however i've been reliably informed from a specialist Trader who was offered the car that it was damaged/repaired prior to hitting UK shores earlier this year. It was bought into the trade for £5k'ish and is now £15k+ on Collecting Cars!

 

C.

 

Looks like a smart car. You got any evidence to prove it was damaged  

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Hi,

 

Cableguy - it'd be a real shame if this is the case, but is there any actual evidence for this ? could any potential buyer 'find' that history/evidence for damage & then repair ? Lastly, do Collecting Cars have any kind of auction winner protection in the case of a hidden history becomes apparent after the hammer falls and funds paid etc ?!

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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The japanese import rhd silver E38 Alpina B12 5.7 that went through auction a year or so ago had all the hallmarks of damage repairs but no history with it...

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17 minutes ago, DennisCooper said:

Hi,

 

Cableguy - it'd be a real shame if this is the case, but is there any actual evidence for this ? could any potential buyer 'find' that history/evidence for damage & then repair ? Lastly, do Collecting Cars have any kind of auction winner protection in the case of a hidden history becomes apparent after the hammer falls and funds paid etc ?!

 

Cheers, Dennis!

 

From a very trusted source, yes.

 

I have exchanged emails with Edward Lovett (Founder of Collecting Cars) and he has the information I received. He is looking into the matter.

 

C.

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