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  • BMW Alpina 3.0 CSL B2S E9 (1971)

    The 1971 BMW Alpina 3.0 CSL B2S E9 is a very significant and rare  car. It was one of the first 169 CSL’s and all these early cars used carburettors and lightweight materials and were built to race in the European Touring Car Championship……..

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  • Alpina E9 B2 3.0 CS (1975-1976)

    The Alpina B2 3.0 Coupe uses a bored-out 3.0lt engine, fitted it with Solex or twin Weber carburetors and placed it under the bonnet, all this fettling gave this Alpina B2 some 230hp and enough grunt to reach 0-60 mph in just 6.9 seconds on its way towards a top speed of 145mph…….

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  • Alpina E12 B2 3.0 Saloon (1975-1976)

    Using a bored-out 3.0lt engine, fitted it with Solex or twin Weber carburetors and placed it under the bonnet, all this fettling gave this Alpina B2 some 230hp and enough grunt to reach 0-60 mph in just 6.9 seconds on its way towards a top speed of 145mph…….

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  • Alpina E28 B9 3.5 (1981-1985)

    The B9 represents the full spectrum of Alpina’s virtues, from finely balanced swift cruiser to twisted A-road bruiser. So if you ever are lucky enough to come across on either for a drive or pick one up as an investment, take it, you’ll never regret it…….

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  • Alpina E12 B7 Turbo (1978-1982)

    The B7 Turbo was one of the earliest turbocharged cars and was based on the Bmw E12 5 Series platform. Fitted with a turbocharged variant of BMW’s 3.0 liter inline-six cylinder engine, the ALPINA B7 Turbo developed a whopping 300 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque……..

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  • Alpina Cars Early Years (1968-1975)

    In 1970, the Alpina cars won the European Touring Car Championship, the German Hill Car Climb Championship, and the prestigious Belgium 24 hour race at Spa. Alpina achieved commercial success because of its participation and victories in the Touring Car Championship…….

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  • Hartage E28 535i (1987)

    The Hartage E28 535i was a be-spoilered Bmw M535i saloon version that added some go-faster bits to the engine, gave it the superb Hartage wheels and put on a deep chin and boot-spoilers……..

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  • Lancia Fulvia Coupé 1600 HF Corsa (818) (1970–1974)

    Lancia’s period of dominance in the land of rallying dates back as far back as the 1970’s. Rallying has long had a hand in shaping what a performance car could do and manufacturers went by the old adage, ‘Race on Sunday’s and sell on Monday’s’………

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  • Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.8 AMG ‘Red Pig’ (1970-1971)

    AMG got their hands on the big Merc increasing the SEL’s displacement to 6,835cc. After adding new camshafts, rocker arms, piston heads, intakes, exhaust, anything that could make more power was bolted in. They raised the horsepower to 428hp and with 448lb-ft of torque……..

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  • Mazda RX-7 Gen3 (1992-2002)

    It is a front-engine, rear-drive sports car and was developed with the aid of Hitachi Motor Co. The RX-7 uses two turbochargers, one to provide boost at low RPM, and the second turbo clicks in mid-way and provided semi-linear acceleration and a wide torque curve the throughout the entire rev range……..

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