BMW E30 ALPINA C2 - 2.7 £21,000
ack in the 1990’s we enjoyed looking after many Alpina C2 2.7s in all their body designs reasonably often and looked after many. Who would have thought that these cars would be so tricky to find twenty years later. We just took these things for granted.
We still to this day look after a few C2 2.5s and 2.7s but rarely have an example offered to us for sale. When we do they are often just too tired, high mileage, patchy history, rusty or too heavily modified for us to put our name to.
This makes an excellent unmolested C2 2.7 in this condition even more exciting. Driving her was a fantastic trip back in time.
This particular C2 2.7 was built to an incredibly high specification and supplied new by L & C BMW on 20th August 1989. The car comes with all the original handbooks, manuals, wallet and a fully stamped service book. The service history is 100% complete and was last serviced by BMW Coppers at 90,000 miles in September 2012. The car even comes with the original L & C Alpina C2 pricelist and specification sheets.
The Alpina C2 2.7 was only available from two UK dealers at this time. Sytner of Nottingham or L & C BMW of Tunbridge Wells. It was possible to buy the more modest C2 2.5 conversion with 190bhp for £3,995 plus VAT or for the customer craving even higher performance the C 2 2.7 litre conversion was available for a staggering £8,645 plus VAT, an amazing amount of money in 1989.
The full 2.7 conversion included a 2693cc engine conversion taking it to 210 BHP at 5800 rpm with 213 lb ft of torque, Alpina mapped Bosch Motronic ignition and injection, full Alpina exhaust system, Alpina valved Bilstein shocks with Alpina progressive rate springs, Alpina 7×16” front wheels with 205/55/16 tyres and Alpina 8×16” rear wheels with 225/45/16 tyres, Alpina front spoiler, Alpina rear spoiler, Alpina side skirts, Alpina and C2 2.7 badges, Alpina gear knob, Alpina steering wheel and Alpina numbered dash plaque.
The performance was an outstanding 143 MPH top speed and 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. Many purists consider the C 2 2.7 to be the ultimate road going E30, still featuring the lovely M20 straight six engine and mixed with Alpina’s subtle blend of performance motoring for the true sporting enthusiast but with that lovely Alpina usability.
Recently the car has had new brake discs and pads all round, new brake fluid, new windscreen, new front indicator lenses, new cambelt and pulley, new front wishbones, new front roll bar dive links, new bonnet sound deadening, oil service, new badges all round and new bumper trims.
The car will pass through our workshop for the normal Classic Heroes high level of preparation before being passed to the new owner the following will be completed. Oil and safety service, new cambelt and pulley, new PAS hose clips, new batter tray clips, new spanner in tool kit, rectify sticky hazard light switch, new brake fluid and coolant carefully cleaned and Waxoyled, PDI’d and with a new MOT.
Alpina C2 2.7
Full BMW main agent service history from new
7 previous owners
Plaque number 8182
Switchable Sport Auto 4 Speed box
Royal Blue Metallic
Limited slip differential
Green top tint windscreen
Rear centre arm rest
Headlight wash wipe
Intensive wash wipe
BMW Sports front seats
Scorpion category 1 Thatcham approved alarm
New speakers and Alpine head unit with Bluetooth, USB and iPod connections
First aid kit
The car will be handed over with all original service wallet, handbooks, manuals, service book, history file, original floor mats and all spare keys and Alpina keyrings.
Please contact Barney for further details.