Alpina update: interior & exterior fitting

Terry has been fitting up the original interior and external body parts to the Alpina. There are some fascinating historical details which have been uncovered. All of the doors internal parts have orange overspray on them from when the car received it’s original orange and black Alpina livery, however, the doors themselves don’t which is because they are aluminium skinned CSL items which were fitted in 1974 after the car left Alpina. The door cards are also interesting. These items were originally brown vinyl but have been painted black. The brown is correct for a 1969 2800CS in Tundra Green which is what this car started life as. From period photographs we know that the interior change colour to black when it was at Alpina. We believe these to be the original interior items.

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Update: Alpina livery

The bodywork is done. The period livery has been studied meticulously from photographs and replicated on the vehicle. The original stripes which were found underneath layers of paint have been colour matched and tediously re-created above the fresh coat of 2K white. I think it speaks for itself.

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Alpina update

The rear group 2 arches were found to be 90% intact. We have added some material where it had been cut away and recreated the shape of the wheel opening as per the photographs. New arches had to be fitted to the front. The car is going into the paint shop today.

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