This 2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster was purchased new from Moss BMW in Lafayette, LA by a Mr. Dietzen. Included with this Alpina Roadster is the original window sticker and copy of the original purchase order. Many other accessories accompany the car including owners books, factory hardtop with cover and stand, tonneau cover, headrest wind deflectors, 2 car covers, 3 keys including chassis numbered key, cup holder, coco floor mats and original mats, and large file of service records.
This car was recently acquired by Car Cave from the care of a fastidious previous owner. He was the second owner of the vehicle and it was in his care for 4 and half years. During his tenure, the car received around $20,000 in service and maintenance. This car shows beautifully. No paint work as indicated by paint meter readings and clean CarFax report. Recent service records are available. Below is a list of what has been done in the past 4 years.
Replaced Headliner in Hardtop
New Rear Soft Top Window
Replaced Valve Cover Gaskets
New Rear View Mirror
New Camshaft Sensors
Performance Suspension Kit Installed
New Michelin Tires Installed at 14,500 Miles
PPF on Front Hood and Fenders, Whole car Ceramic Coated
For more than 30 years, the Alpina company has produced niche models for BMW. Offering cars for connoisseurs that are expensive, the Alpina designation does not always indicate that the car is more powerful or faster than the standard BMW, but it will ensure that it will be most uncommon.
Primarily built for European customers, the Z8 Alpina targeted the United States to increase not only the number of cars produced, but spread the cost of engineering such fabulous pieces across a greater volume. Of the 55 Aplina Roadster V8s built, only 450 came to North America.
Updating the classic 1956 to 1959 BMW 507 to its modern interpretation was one of the targets of the BMW Z8 and this was accomplished brilliantly. The Z8 Alpina became known as the final run of the Z8 with changes in the mechanical specifications of mainly the powertrain. The son of Alpina owner, Andy Bovensiepen, stated that “we regard it as a design masterpiece that should not be touched.”
Powered by a 375 horsepower, 4.8-liter V-8 engine that is paired with a five-speed BMW Steptronic automatic transmission; only 555 Z8 Alpinas were built for worldwide consumption. Of those, this is number 217. Offered in stunning condition showing 15,500 original miles and is topped by having the stunning presentation of Titanium Silver over a black leather interior. Alpina motifs include the seat backs, steering wheel center, door sills, identification badge, instrument faces, engine cover, along with a trunk area exterior emblem.
Along with luxury-oriented performance, the Z8 Alpina is equipped with four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, airbags, rollover protection hoops, all-speed traction control, removable hardtop, air conditioning, 20-inch factory alloy wheels, AM/FM radio; power steering, brakes, and windows. The owner’s original books and the tool kit are also included.
After experiencing the modifications of the Z8 Alpina, Car and Driver magazine commented that “with its easy-going power delivery and automatic transmission, this is what this car should have been all along.”