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Not a good month

Discussion in 'General Car Stuff or non-Zed Specific Stuff' started by Mr-P, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Mr-P

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    As some of you may know my other car is a BMW Alpina B10 3.2 , one of only 64 RHD imported into the UK.
    Via the Alpina register and the www I try and keep track of how many B10 3.2 are still alive and kicking.

    Well I am down to 33 on my list as in the last month 3 have found their way to the big scrap yard in the sky, thanks mainly to drivers of white vans. :(:(:(
     
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    That's not good. Are they more or less likely to be written off than a "standard" 5 series?
     
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    Not really sure, I think the problem is most insurance companies do not realise what the car really is.
    Most insurance companies do not even recognise the model as being bought into this country.
    I am guessing due to the high cost of some of the bespoke Alpina parts that will be the reason behind writing them off.
    I know over 3 years ago when mine was hit whilst it was parked up and me stood by the side of it, I had a real fight. But after not giving up I got to speak to someone within the insurance company that understood and realised what the car was, Esp when I told them to try and find me one in the same colour and spec for less than 8K, that changed their minds.
     
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    Interesting that, how did you go about finding out how many are left, just wondering how many roadster's there are left.:bookworm:
     
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    Alpinas are not easy to find out how many are left as some are registered as Alpina and some as BMW, so a lot of searching asking and leg work. I am sure though there are a few I do not know about.

    However for Roadsters just look here
    http://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/bmw_m_roadster

    Showing about 531 in total resgistered and sorn'd
     
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    Sounds like you'v spent some time finding out!! thanks for the link but I was wondering about my Alpina roadster, never mind eh.
     
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    Sorry do not know the numbers for the Alpina Roadster but the Alpina forum may be able to help.

    http://www.thealpinaregister.com/
     
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