2.2 Z4 / Replica Alpina on Ebay

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2.2 Z4 / Replica Alpina on Ebay

Post by Number5 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:53 am

This is an interesting vehicle.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-BMW-Z4-2 ... SwanRXhVMk

I've seen a few 3.0 Z4's with all the body kit on, but never a 2.2 before.

Still a 6-pot but possibly a tad cheaper on the insurance for anyone who likes the look but is too young for the genuine Alpina !
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Post by PerryGunn » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:00 am

If the wheels are genuine, it'd be cheaper to buy the car than to buy the Alpina bodykit and wheels :lol:

The ad says 'It Looks And Sounds Like A Genuine Alpina From The Outside' - well it could look like a debadged RS if they removed the Z4 badge on the boot, but there's no way it'll sound like one... :evil:
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Post by markeg » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:02 am

Interested to find out how he's made it "sound like an Alpina from the outside" :)

That's an expensive homage though - wheels (if original and unmarked) are worth £1000+, and the other body trim bits would pick up a few hundred second hand. Looks a nice vehicle, but I wouldn't try to register it on the Alpina forum; funny if the purchaser did though :D
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Post by PerryGunn » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:11 am

markeg wrote: Looks a nice vehicle, but I wouldn't try to register it on the Alpina forum; funny if the purchaser did though :D
...some of the guys on there would tear him a new arsehole...
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Post by markeg » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:20 am

Yeah, worse than the ///M police over there. Would be funny though to read the posts of incredulity that someone would dare to build a "homage" :D
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Post by firebobby » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:37 am

Ruined a perfectly good 2.2 Z4 by putting all that TAT on it :poke: :poke: :rofl: :lol: :rofl:
If the new owner does join the forum, he must be allowed to post in the hallowed Alpina section...surely ??
And I wonder what production number it is :rofl: :wink:
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Post by PerryGunn » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:40 am

firebobby wrote:If the new owner does join the forum, he must be allowed to post in the hallowed Alpina section...surely ??
Anyone can post in the Alpina section... it's not 'hallowed' and we're not as anal about things as the ///M boys... :wink:
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Post by Number5 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:04 am

There was a 3.0 Silver replica knocking around for sale last year for about £5k. If it was in the £3-4k's I'd have been tempted to buy it and run it as a winter car/daily , leaving the genuine #019 for the special occasions and keeping the mileage down.

Like you say, there's a £1000's worth of wheels, plus the spare body parts if its the same colour as your real one !
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Post by Machine monkey » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:25 am

If any of you Alpina boys do buy a replica for spare bits. Please let me know as i could do with a shall and engine. Maybe just a shell to do something crazy with.
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Post by TR4man » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:41 am

I wonder if it's a trader selling it?

He seems to have bought and sold a few cars over the last year judging by his feedback, the Autosmart carpet covers and the mention of a warranty available at extra cost :roll:
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Post by zedwheels » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:11 pm

Fair play it looks a nice copy :!:

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Post by buzyg » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:50 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
firebobby wrote:If the new owner does join the forum, he must be allowed to post in the hallowed Alpina section...surely ??
Anyone can post in the Alpina section... it's not 'hallowed' and we're not as anal about things as the ///M boys... :wink:
I should jolly well hope not. :lol:
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Post by Number5 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:53 pm

buzyg wrote:
PerryGunn wrote:
firebobby wrote:If the new owner does join the forum, he must be allowed to post in the hallowed Alpina section...surely ??
Anyone can post in the Alpina section... it's not 'hallowed' and we're not as anal about things as the ///M boys... :wink:
I should jolly well hope not. :lol:
The buyer would be able to post a title, but no content...... Just like the car !
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Post by RickRob » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:21 am

Doesn't this fall into the "too good to be true" category? As Perry says, the wheels and other Alpina bits must be worth a lot and car is low mileage and looks clean. If I was interested I would be very careful.
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Post by Ewazix » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:45 am

RickRob wrote:Doesn't this fall into the "too good to be true" category? As Perry says, the wheels and other Alpina bits must be worth a lot and car is low mileage and looks clean. If I was interested I would be very careful.
Usual checks required but I don't see anything obviously suspicious? It's got six days to run at auction and has already had 9 bids, it looks to be a nice car with interest so I can't see it going suspiciously cheap.
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