Founded in 1965 and recognized as an automobile manufacturer by the German Ministry of Transport, the Alpina company is based in the Ostallgäu district of Bavaria and specializes in creating high-performance versions of production BMW cars. The Alpina B6 2.8/1 model is based on the second-generation BMW 3-Series (E30) 323i and features a modified 2.8-liter engine producing 210 HP along with a 5-speed Getrag manual gearbox, stiffer suspension, Girling front brakes, front and rear spoilers, Alpina alloy wheels, and a reupholstered interior with Recaro seats. This 1984 example is one of 259 produced in total between 1983 and 1986. It was imported to the U.S. from Japan about 7 years ago and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Pennsylvania with approximately 86k kilometers showing on the odometer.
The Alpina B6 is distinguished from a standard E30 by its unique badging, deep front air dam, rear decklid spoiler, and 7”x16” Alpina alloy wheels. This example is finished in Delphin Metallic and features optional gold Alpina striping on the sides and lower front spoiler. Accessories include chrome window trim, quad headlamps, front fog lights, power mirrors, an electrically operated sunroof, pop-out rear quarter windows, and a power antenna. The seller notes Dunlop Direzza tires were mounted about 5 years ago and one small scratch is present on the hood as well as a scuff on the lower front spoiler. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin features a pair of Alpina Recaro sport seats trimmed in grey cloth with blue and green stripes along with matching upholstery on the rear seats and door panels. Accessories include a four-spoke Alpina MOMO steering wheel, an Alpina-crested wooden gear knob, Alpina-branded instrumentation, power windows, an onboard computer, a central locking system, air conditioning, a rear window defroster, a locking glovebox, and a Blaupunkt stereo. A commemorative plaque is also mounted on the center console that reads the car’s production number. All gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional apart from the air conditioning.
This Alpina B6 is equipped with a B6/2 inline-six which is an Alpina-modified BMW 2.8-liter engine featuring lighter Mahle pistons, a performance camshaft, revised combustion chambers, an electronic ignition, and an upgraded exhaust system. Up to 210 HP and 199 lb.-ft of torque is sent to the rear wheels through a Getrag 5-speed manual transmission. The B6 also comes fitted with ventilated Girling disc brakes in front as well as a modified suspension with stiffer Bilstein shocks and shorter progressive springs. The seller notes the fuel system was recently serviced with a new fuel pump and injectors.
This sale will include a toolkit, a spare tire, some documentation, and a clean title.
The seller would like you to know: “This 1984 Alpina B6 2.8/1 is among the earliest examples known to exist of approximately 259 examples manufactured during a production run from late 1983 to mid-1986. The car was first delivered in Germany and exported to Japan in 1987 I acquired this car on Yahoo Japan auction and imported it in 2016-17. This car is a part of my personal car collection and has been stored indoors all this time. I sold most of my BMW’s now and this car also needs to go. I have been really fascinated with Alpina and owned about 7 different Alpina’s from an E12 Turbo to an E34 Biturbo. This is the greatest and second rarest E30 money can buy.”