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October 29, 2017

The first post on this blog, Sleuthing the Car, discussed how I found a genuine Alpina on Bring-a-Trailer and the harsh comments when the seller didn't do the leg-work to authenticate the car.  What it didn’t discuss was my stepping in the debate, where I offered that...

October 20, 2017

The motor is out.  The rebuild decisions have been made, the path mapped out (mostly, more on that later).  It’s time to focus on the body and interior.

While the car languished, waiting for my motivation to remove the motor, I tinkered with the body, interior, eng...

October 18, 2017

So, I have an authentic Alpina engine, complete with the stamped-in numbers on both head and block.  That engine probably has a blown head gasket and maybe a cracked head or some cylinder and piston damage.  Of course, I won’t know for sure the extent of any damage unt...

October 8, 2017

Although the car was authenticated by Alpina, I assumed the worst – that the engine was not an actual Alpina lump.  Yeah, the shell was touched by the Hands of God, but the previous owner who piped-up on BaT said an unethical mechanic pilfered many of the precious part...

October 4, 2017

If you read my first blog entry, Sleuthing the Car (how I found my Alpina), you likely recall the noise about whether the car was “really” an Alpina.  That begs the question:  What is an Aplina. Its easy to answer for modern cars.  After all, Alpina, now, is a bona fid...

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