Lot 197 - 1991 ALPINA Z1 Roadster Limited Edition

Number 55 of 66 with less than 12,000 kilometers from new

ESTIMATE €75,000- €95,000

Auction Legende et Passion May 2016

Lot Details

Lot Number 197
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number WAPKLE0001C260055
Year 1991
Make ALPINA
Model Z1 Roadster

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Description

The BMW Z1 is a two-seat roadster automobile developed by BMW inspired by its famous predecessor the 507. It was produced from March 1989 to June 1991. The Z1 featured doors which dropped down into the door sills. A total of 8,000 cars were produced. All the Z1s were left-hand drive.The Z in Z1 originally stood for Zukunft (German for future) and would later be used on other cars in the line: the Z3, Z4, and Z8)

 

Alpina also produced a version of the Z1, named the RLE (Roadster Limited Edition) of which only 66 were made. Half of the production was exported to the Japanese market while the other 33 remained in Europe. The RLE featured an upgraded 200 hp 2.7 L engine, sports exhaust, new springs (front), 17-inch rims/tires, and assorted (numbered) plaques (at steering wheel, shift knob and wheels) and the typical Alpina-Stripes. The 0 to 100 km/h (0–62 mph) time dropped from 8.4 seconds to 7.1 seconds, top speed increased from 219 km/h (136 mph) to 228 km/h (142 mph).

 

This immaculate Z1 Roadster LE is finished in traumschwarz-metallic exterior with a grey and nubuck / suede interior. Number 55 is offered for sale with just 11,500 kilometers (7,150 miles) completed in its lifetime. There are numerous service records and inspection sheets confirming the mileage as well as the original books and folders. It will come with a letter from Alpina confirming its rarity and authenticity as well as a UK NOVA / V5C, a fresh MOT and a fresh service / inspection from a BMW specialist. This is a special opportunity to acquire one of the rarest cars ever made with an astoundingly low mileage.


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