Hardtop on Alpina rs

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Post by Philiboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:19 am

Good morning,
I am currently looking for a hardtop for my Alpina, quite hard to come by!
I have seen one for £950, but this seems a lot to pay.
So, I wanted advice please on the following.

1. Is the Alpina prepped to accept a hardtop?
2. Us £950 extortionate to pay for one in Stirling Grey?
3. If I do buy it, my car is titanium silver, so would a darker hood look stupid, or stylish? As if paid all that money I would be reluctant to pay for it to be sprayed to match.

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Post by Marlon » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:22 am

Stirling grey hard top on Titanium silver isn't going to look right, hardtops should be a colour match or a strong contrasting black imo.
The Alpina will be prepped to accept it and the price is at the top end so should be mint and include covers and stand
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Post by Philiboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:35 am

Thanks Marlon,
I might wait and see if a cheaper one comes up then, as if a respray needed it is making it very expensive!

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Post by Marlon » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:38 am

Philiboy wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:35 am
Thanks Marlon,
I might wait and see if a cheaper one comes up then, as if a respray needed it is making it very expensive!
This is the sort of deal you want to hold out for:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=106982&p=1571918&hi ... p#p1571918
Looks like it has sold, but worth checking out :wink:
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Post by Philiboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:42 am

That would be perfect for me, left a message on thread in case, thanks again.

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Post by srhutch » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:12 pm

Marlon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:22 am
Stirling grey hard top on Titanium silver isn't going to look right, hardtops should be a colour match or a strong contrasting black imo.
The Alpina will be prepped to accept it and the price is at the top end so should be mint and include covers and stand
You are probably right, but I would double check.

All UK BMW Z4's are hard top prepped, USA models not.

Perry will probably know if Alpina made standard or not.
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Post by PerryGunn » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:05 pm

srhutch wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:12 pm
Marlon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:22 am
Stirling grey hard top on Titanium silver isn't going to look right, hardtops should be a colour match or a strong contrasting black imo.
The Alpina will be prepped to accept it and the price is at the top end so should be mint and include covers and stand
You are probably right, but I would double check.

All UK BMW Z4's are hard top prepped, USA models not.

Perry will probably know if Alpina made standard or not.
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Post by Philiboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:17 pm

Thanks all for the help and advice, does anyone else think sterling grey hardtop on silver would not look right? Just missed out on the titan top on here, gutted as now going to have to try negotiate for the sterling one :(

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Post by Marlon » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:33 pm

This is the contrast you are looking at, albeit reversed:
(someone with the time and skills could switch it in photo-shop I guess)
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Post by Philiboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:20 pm

Thanks again Marlon!
I actually think the other way round would look ok.
Any other opinions ?
Sorry if message comes through twice, first one gone missing it seems.
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Post by mmm-five » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:28 pm

Something like this?
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Post by Philiboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:32 pm

That's great, is it an actual zed, or has it been altered? Very clever if it has :o
I think it might not look half bad?
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Post by mmm-five » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:38 pm

Philiboy wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:32 pm
That's great, is it an actual zed, or has it been altered? Very clever if it has :o
I think it might not look half bad?
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Post by Phoenixboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:42 pm

mmm-five wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:28 pm
Something like this?
looks good that, almost like a soft top but not.
blends in well.
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Post by Philiboy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:07 pm

Yes, not sure it's worth the expense to get sprayed to match, sterling grey on titanium silver might be the way forward :o

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