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  • Total production ALPINA Z1 RLE # 66
  • Z1 RLE N° 52, all matching, re-imported from Japan
  • 17,790 km, prestine, original condition
  • Complete service and documentation with ALPINA certificate

1991 ALPINA BMW Z1 RLE Roadster Limited Edition N° 52/66

ALPINA Chassis # WAPRLE0001C260052

Ex BMW Chassis # WBABA91080AL07562

ALPINA Engine # 9270 – C2 / 6 *0052*

Displacement – 2.693 ccm (series: 2.494 cm³)

Power output – 200 hp (series: 170 hp)

Acceleration 0-100 km/h – 7.1 s (series: 7.9 s)

Maximum speed – 231 km/h (series: 225 km/h)

Other changes to the series: sports suspension, sports exhaust system and the 17 “-Alpina rims with 4×100 pin circle only for these cars.

Of the 66 ALPINA Z1 RLE built, 35 cars went directly to Japan into collector’s hands. Most of these cars show very low mileage and have been perfectly maintained. Following great demand, they return now car by car to Germany. This is also true of 52/66, which was re-imported and cleared in summer 2015.

This car from the VOLANTE collection shows itself in almost new condition with hardy a single, discernible mark of being used. The entire interior of N° 52 was finished with high-quality, hand-sewn grey ALPINA leather, individual seams are held in the ALPINA colors blue / green. Combined with the aluminum pedals, the Momo steering wheel, the ALPINA rugs, the silver ALPINA plaque and other details, the RLE is significantly more valuable than its Z1 series counterpart. In addition to the Japanese delivery and service documents, it has a complete key set, including keys and rims for the ALPINA rims, as well as the “Das Große Z1-Buch” by Thorsten G. Müller, personalized for RLE N° 52 (valued at 800 €), as well as the certificate from ALPINA for car N° 52.

Almost all ALPINA Z1 RLEs are currently in collector’s hand, offered only on rare occasions to the open market. If you are a BMW and ALPINA collector and come across such a well preserved example as this one, with low miles and high-quality equipment, you better not hesitate long!


Price:         GBP 109,000   /   EUR 129.000   /   U$ 137,000

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