Rare 1985 BMW Alpina 333i
Back when the E30 3 Series was still being built, BMW South Africa decided to create a special model that would allow them to compete in saloon car racing in the African country. That’s how the Alpina 333i came to life.
Powered by an upgraded version of the M30B32 engine used in the E24 BMW 633 CSi, which was designed in collaboration with ALPINA GmbH, resulting in a 197hp output. Factory boosted with Getrag Sport Gearbox, ALPINA intake manifold, exhaust system, brakes, electronics, and Bilstain suspension.
With 197 HP and 284 Nm (209 lb-ft) of torque, the lightweight E30 was actually a pretty fast car. Unfortunately, only 204 units of it were ever made, between 1985 and 1987, many of them entering motorsport competitions in South Africa. Only one of them was officially exported to the UK. According to the ad, it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity issued by BMW South Africa that confirms the 1985 production and delivery data. The seller wants $92,664 for it, a price that might go up as the years pass though, as it is a collectible already.
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