Alpina C1 2.3
Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1981 BMW E21 323i / Alpina C1 2.3. We have known this car for over a decade and can document its history to new. It was purchased new by an American IBM employee while on international assignment in the South of France; he drove it in Europe for five years before returning to the U.S. and bringing the car with him in 1986. It was eventually passed down to his son and later sold to a fellow IBMer and BMW enthusiast (and friend of Motorcar Studio) who enjoyed it for several years until the current owner's purchase in 2015.
This Alpina is finished in Sapphire Blue metallic and shows 158,000 miles. This is a dealer Alpina package car based on a 323is and was optioned with the Alpina wheels, spoilers, gauge cluster, badging, shift knob and steering wheel when new. Polaroid photographs from the car's early life in France (dated 1986) accompany the sale and show this example in largely the same appointments -- the Alpina stripes are a later addition.
The current owner had the engine completely rebuilt by an Atlanta BMW specialist in 2016. Additional recent service includes suspension, brake overhaul and tires. A six-cylinder 323i with Euro bumpers is rare enough in the U.S. as we only got the four-cylinder 320i here, but finding an Alpina version with a known, documented history is even more difficult.
Factory tools, matching Alpina spare, service records dating to 1990 and import documentation are included with the sale. A great driving car that gets attention wherever it goes. For more information about this 1981 BMW 323i Alpina C1 for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.