This blog details the restoration of my 1982 BMW/Alpina C1 2.3.

I found the car on Bring-a-Trailer in late 2016 and contacted the owner during the auction. The auction did not meet reserve and I was the second highest bidder. After the auction ended I did some more due diligence, including contacting Alpina who verified it was built by them in Buchloe. With this information and a PPI, the owner and I came to a deal a few weeks later.

 

When I finally saw the car it was rougher than I expected, needing paint and a mechanical rebuild. But it's worth the effort: it's a very rare car, one of 462 C1 2.3s made worldwide and one of only a fraction of those built in Buchloe by the Alpina factory. So a refresh began. And here is the story. To read the about the triumphs and travails, click on "blog" above.

 

Enjoy! And feel free to email me at info@alpinac1.com with you comments and suggestions.