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BMW 533i Converted to Alpina Spec when New by Dietel Enterprises SoCal Survivor

1981 BMW 5-Series 533i Alpina

Make: BMW
Model: 5-Series
SubModel: 533i Alpina
Type: Sedan
Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
Year: 1981
Mileage: 93,800
VIN: WBACJ9506B6784396
Color: Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
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View Our Other Listings | Contact Us | Print this listing BMW 533i Converted to Alpina Spec when New by Dietel Enterprises SoCal SurvivorAutoKennelBY APPOINTMENT ONLY!1974 Charle St. Costa Mesa. CA 92627Call Us Today(714) 335-4911Ask ForPaulAsk Us A Question Vehicle DetailsYear: 1981Make: BMWModel: 5 SeriesVIN: WBACJ9506B6784396Stock Number: 0658Mileage: 93800Transmission: ManualEngine: 6 Cylinder. 3. 3 LExterior Color: BlueInterior Color: BlackTitle: Clear 1981 BMW 533i Converted to Alpina Spec byDietel EnterprisesStock #0658 VIN # WBACJ9506B678439693. 00 Original Miles (151. 00 km)Arktisblau Metallic (Arctic Blue) on Tan Leather5-Speed Manual TransmissionStraight and Dry South West BMWClean and Clear TitleBMWCCA Member Restored Throughout the 70’s and the 80’s. Mike Dietel was one of the most well-known and respected importers of European BMWs. He magically had access to some of the most desirable Alpina components in the U. S. As a result. he was credited with building some of the fastest. best built. and most significant BMWs of that era. He understood how to embrace that hotrod culture of Southern California that every major auto manufacture has still been trying to do. even up to this day. Dietel-built BMWs have been featured in countless magazine cover stories. These cars have grown from a domestic cult status to a recognized brand across the globe. Unfortunately. time has not been kind to most of these cars and many have simply disappeared. It is becoming more rare to find one restored to this level by some of the most respected people in the BMW community. This final year BMW E12 was purchased new by a Southern California telecom CEO. Upon purchase. he took the car directly to Dietel Enterprises for its Alpina conversion. The conversion included the following: 1981 Euro specification 633i motorAlpina camAlpina headerBilstein shocks Alpina sway barsAlpina steering wheel16” staggered Alpina alloy wheels This BMW lived its whole life in Southern California. It’s never been in an accident and is a very dry chassis. Up until recently. it wore its original Atlanticblau paint. which began to show evidence of clear coat deterioration (common problem with Glasurit metallic paint throughout the 70’s and 80’s). The car exchanged hands throughout the years through several well-known BMW enthusiasts. Each owner was a non-smoker and took excellent care of the car. All maintenance history has been documented showing the original 90k miles. A couple of years ago. Paul Cain found the car and began bringing the car back to its former glory. Paul is an active and highly respected BMWCCA member in the Southern California region and is partially responsible for helping launch the Legends of the Autobahn car show during the Monterey Pebble Beach concours weekend. Paul has restored/built some of the best BMW hotrods mostly for himself over the past couple of decades. His cars have been featured in countless magazine articles as well. What caught Paul’s attention was that this was an original built Dieter Alpina conversion with low miles and still in excellent survivor condition. It primarily needed a cosmetic restoration and some light mechanical work. The following is a list of the recent work performed: High quality repaint in the original factory colorRemoved the US DOT side reflectorsNew OEM Euro bumpersRestored/replaced exterior trimNew weather strippingGenuine staggered Alpina 16” Turbine wheelsApplication of correct Alpina side decalsHella headlampsNew rubber trimFactory Alpina steering wheel and shift knobAlpina dead pedalFresh Bilstein struts/shocksAlpina swaybarsNew factory OEM exhaustRestore A/C systemMajor service/valve adjustmentBrake system flushNew alternatorNew Michelin tiresCustom Coco MatsExtensive detailing All the hard work paid off as the car won its class at the Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2014 with a score of 144 out of 150. This E12 was nicely optioned from the factory with the following: Electric sliding steel roofLeather interiorMetallic paintAdjustable driver and passenger seatsAir conditioningRear head restraintsPassenger door mirrorPower windowsPower door locksBlaupunkt AM/FM cassette stereo The car is in excellent condition. The fresh paint looks amazing with very few miles since being painted. As a result. there are hardly any signs of use. The Michelins are fresh as are the brakes. All the glass looks great and appears to be original. The interior is equally nice and mostly original. It is a testament to not only the low miles but also the way the car was kept. The leather seats look great with no tears. The original dash is perfect with no cracks or warping. The original carpet. door panels. and headliner look fresh. All the gauges function properly including the digital factory clock. Even the A/C blows cold. The original Blaupunkt radio works great as well. Of course. the best part of this BMW is the way it drives. You quickly forget that you are in a sedan. It easily accelerates and has a wonderful exhaust note. The steering is incredibly tight and has that patent BMW feedback. The 5-speed shifts with ease with no grinding or synchro issues. This BMW is ready to be taken on long tours. The Targa California is about a month away…this would be fantastic for that event! This 533i comes with extra keys. a large folder full of original documentation/records. complete tool kit. spare tire. jack. car cover. extra seat bracket. Coco floor mats. original BMW floor mats. and owners manuals. If you have any questions. please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel. com For tons of pictures. go to: http://www. AutoKennel. com This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty. written or implied. In some cases. the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge. the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition. Additional Photos Vehicle History ReportFree CARFAX®Record CheckDon't buy a used car without CARFAX®! The first step to protecting yourself against buying used cars with costly hidden problems. CARFAX® searches its nationwide database and provides a detailed vehicle history report in seconds. View Free AutoCheck ReportYou Should Know What They Know!Over 5 million AutoCheck reports are run by consumers. dealers and auto auctions each month. Warranty InformationThis vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Terms & Conditions This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty. written or implied. In some cases. the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do our best to accurately describe the vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition. Deposit is required immediately up on listing ending and is non-refundable. All funds must clear before title and vehicle are released. Will coordinate shipping worldwide. Local taxes. fees. duties. etc. are the responsibility of the buyer. About UsAutoKennel is a unique business that focuses on helping people sell and/or find the right car for them. We are not car "flippers. " Almost all of our inventory is on consignment from clients that we have a relationship with. This ensures that we not only get the best cars possible. but also at a fair price. Due to the nature of our business. we are available based on appointment only. So. please call first before coming down to make sure we can give you our undivided attention. See our other listings