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Stock E85 with Alpina Tyre Stickers

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Stock E85 with Alpina Tyre Stickers

Post by McSwerve » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:42 pm

Afternoon all
I have an early stock E85 3.0, but it has Alpina tyres pressure stickers in the door shuts (see pics).
Any thoughts??
I’ve seen many ill advised ‘M Sport’ stickers on stock BMW’s but door shuts seem weird. No other mis-representation.

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Post by warmasice » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:46 pm

Seems odd. Wondering if it had a bump and the bodywork is from a donor vehicle?
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Post by Pondrew » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:09 pm

Those can (could) be bought from Alpina as a spare part. Alpina part numbers are 88 01 148 and 88 01 081. Why anyone would I have no idea unless at some point your car had Alpina Dynamic or Classic wheels fitted :thumbsup:
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Post by McSwerve » Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:27 pm

Sadly everything else is very ‘SE’ standard.

I’d be very surprised if the panel / stickers are from another car as it’s the main B pillar, rather than something ‘bolt on’.

No HPI history of a bump either.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:15 pm

Pondrew wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:09 pm unless at some point your car had Alpina Dynamic or Classic wheels fitted :thumbsup:
That's all I could think of.

Your 2nd photo looks like the Alpina sticker has been stuck on over something else. :?
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Post by Pondrew » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:23 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:15 pm Your 2nd photo looks like the Alpina sticker has been stuck on over something else. :?
That would be to supercede the OEM pressures (easier than trying to remove the original). Alpina also crossed out VIN numbers with a metal scribe and stamped their one next to it. All very high tech :roll:

I would put money on someone in the past buying genuine Alpina wheels and they came with the stickers. The wheels are obviously long gone, but the stickers remain as they are difficult to remove.
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