When BMW released the E36-generation 3-Series, it was well-received among fans all around the world. And while the M3 will remain one of the most respected performance cars to come out of Bavaria, its Alpina cousin edges it out in terms of niche-cool. Here we have a 1995 BMW Alpina B3 3.0 Cabriolet — one of just 199 of its kind, and according to its current owner, it is the #99 car built. This Alpina is said to have been imported to the country recently and comes with full documentation, including all papers, receipts, and maintenance records with the sale. This rare example is currently located in New York and has covered some 111,800 miles so far.
Alpina only turned 199 droptop E36s into B3 3.0 Cabriolets with the special edition emblem inside each car. Among them, this blue-coated example is the 99th car to roll out Alpina’s’ doors. While the black soft-top of this 1995 Alpina B3 3.0 Cabriolet comes in handy when you want to feel the breeze, the hard top is also available with the sale for good measure. It enjoys Alpina bumpers, badging, an upgraded exhaust, and wheels. The car reportedly got four new tires, balancing, and alignment work done when it was imported. Inside this 1995 Alpina B3 3.0 Cabriolet, you are greeted with Alpina leather sports seats in the front and rear. Colored stitching adorns the black interior, and the Alpina-styled shift knob and steering wheel remind you that you’re sitting in a special car. Pay close attention, and you’ll notice the blue gauges which are also an Alpina feature.
Alpina doesn’t always tune cars with high output numbers in mind. Instead, they aim for the sweet spot to make the most of a car’s power. Likewise, this 1995 Alpina B3 3.0 Cabriolet boasts a 3.0-liter 6-Cylinder Alpina-fettled engine under its hood, which is married to a 5-speed manual transmission. It hammered out 250 hp from the factory and 236 lb-ft of torque. This means you can get to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds before hitting its top speed of 157 mph: both respectable times in its day.
1995 Model Year Alpina B3 Cabriolet Blue exterior Black interior 5 Speed Manual Transmission 3.0L 6 Cylinder Alpina engine Current owner reports the car was recently imported with documentation Current owner reports 4 new tires, balancing, alignment when car was imported Current owner reports hardtop included in sale Black soft top Current owner reports this is #99 of 119 Convertibles built by Alpina with Special edition emblem in car Alpina bumper, badging, upgraded exhaust, and wheels Colored stitching through out interior Alpina leather sport seats front and rear Alpina blue gauges Current owner reports documentation, receipts and maintenance records are included in sale
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