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1972 Alpina Bavaria
by Dave Beddows


  • 3.3 liter. 11.5 to 1 compression ratio.
  • Balanced/blue printed.
  • Port/polished.
  • Lightened fly wheel & harmonic balancer.
  • Hi-flow oil pump drive and water pump.
  • Tuned stainless steel headers.
  • Quad-core radiator with both electric and clutched fans.
  • Triple Weber 45DCOE's with Alpina Plenum and Alpina Weber mods.


  • 5 Speed overdrive with short shift kit and shortened shift shaft.
  • LSD (Stock ratio).
  • Metric Mechanic High performance clutch.


  • Vented disks on all four wheels.
  • Stainless Steel lines.


  • 16" Alpina rims: 7" fronts; 8" rears.
  • Yokohama S01: 225/50's front; 245/45's rear.


  • Front:
    • Bilstein Sports Shocks
    • Alpina oversize sway bars.
  • Rear:
    • Boge Nivomat (Yes I know; but they do OK and sure help when you have luggage passengers and a trailer).
    • Alpina oversize Sway Bars.


  • Recaro Classic C seats. (Drivers electric).
  • Schroth Electric 3 point harnesses (arranged to be removed in 5 seconds in case of rear passengers needing seat).
  • Rear headrests and rear retracting shoulder belts for back seat.
  • Stereo is a Blaupunkt with CD changer.


  • All Cibie:
    • Inner highs are 9500' pencil.
    • Driving lights are 2 X 100Watt 6000' broad beam.
    • Fogs are 2 X 60watt clear.
    • Rear of car has working Euro Fog lamps and added High mount Brake light.

Trailer package:

  • Class III trailer hitch.
  • Wired for Euro Standard & American standard.
  • Car is wired for Electric Trailer brakes for when I tow the 2300lb car trailer with the 1300lb 600 on top.
  • Total weight capacity is 4600lb.
  • Yes, the trailer package works. Click here to see it in action.


  • Sunroof.
  • Trunk floor reinforced with '74 style wedge pieces to accommodate extra trailer weight.
  • Front and rear genuine BMW mudflaps.
  • Airdam. (Note: this airdam has been used as a mould to create other Bavaria airdams. They are available upon request.).
  • Tool kit complete.


  • AC retrofit to R134a.
  • Custom CB radio (All in the hand unit).
  • Misc. wiring upgrade modifications.
  • Alarm System.
  • Driver side glove box light. (Not the rechargeable This one comes on when you open the box).

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