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Someone Needs To Buy This 1982 BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo

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The car is one of just 60 ever produced.

We recently tested the 2020 BMW Alpina B7 and decided it was our favorite BMW model on sale. With its 600-horsepower twin-turbo V8 and unparalleled levels of comfort, we'd be hard-pressed to find a BMW we enjoy more than the new B7. It may be a far cry from the new car, but we think this 1982 BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo might be even cooler. The car is number 17 of only 60 four-door B7 S Turbos ever produced and it is scheduled to cross the auction block at RM Sotheby's on February 5, 2020.

The car has just three owners since it was delivered new in Japan. It was acquired in 2012 by its current owner who drove it sparingly in his home country of New Zealand.

The B7 S Turbo is powered by a 3.5-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 330 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque - not bad by today's standards but enough to slay a Ferrari back in 1982. And unlike a new Alpina, this one has a manual transmission.

This particular example is painted in Alpina Sapphire Blue and the engine bay has been given an extensive restoration. A specialist recently worked on the turbo and fuel system and the car was serviced by the same Japanese specialist in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2007. Since its last service, the car has only covered 4,000 kilometers (around 2,485 miles). This car even includes written records dating back to 1991 and a copy of the original build sheet.

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The car's maintenance records confirm it only has 118,200 kilometers (around 73,446 miles) on the odometer. When it was new, the B7 S Turbo was the fastest sedan in the world and very few have been preserved in this condition. We estimate the car should bring at least $150,000 at auction, meaning it costs about as much as a brand-new Alpina B7.

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