Vintage German brilliance. Today, we're diving into one of the gems from the vaults of automotive history: the 1986 BMW Alpina B6 2.7. Before BMW brought Alpina into its fold in 2022, they shared an intoxicating dance since 1964, a relationship so tight-knit that BMW even honored warranties on Alpina-modified motors. This wasn’t your neighbour’s tuning shop. Oh no. Alpina was so much more, gaining a reputation as a full-blown manufacturer by '83. Fast and refined. A little less shouty than BMW M.

At its core, the B6 had an M20B25 engine, taken and bored out to a beefy 2.7-liters. And the folks at Alpina weren't content stopping there: custom Mahle pistons, an angrier camshaft, and a tweaked ignition system, all squeezing out a zesty 210 horsepower. That's 40 more than your run-of-the-mill 325i. Combined with a close-ratio five-speed gearbox and a meaner exhaust, this Bavarian beast was ready to pounce.

This isn't just any B6, though. It's number 40 out of a minuscule run of 67, a rare jewel that mainly treaded Japanese tarmac before gracing American shores around 2016. Visually, she’s a stunner - sporty spoilers, iconic Alpina wheels, and those oh-so-traditional gold stripes (which you'll still see today). Inside? An Alpina branded wheel, sport seats swathed in striped cloth, and all the fineries one expects from Bavaria's best.

Up for auction very son during Monterey Jet Center auction.

Country of sale: USA

Price: 90,000$-110,000$ estimate

Seller: Broad Arrow Auctions

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