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    2003 Alpina (#62178) Silver/Black - Sold

    VIN: WBAEJ13453AH62178 # 134 / 555
    Miles: 39762
    $88735 for quick sales cheapest one in the market!
    Silver / Black, with 2 top.

    Please call me at Sonnen Porsche 415-606-3698 or PM I do have more pictures.

    http://www.sonnenporsche.com/detail-...d-5711650.html
                       

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    Okay, I will bite. Why is it priced to sale? What is missing?

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    nothing missing in this car. We just don't want to keep another $100k vehicle in our inventory, that's why we just price lower, and try to move this unit quick. I do have more close look picture, PM me or call me if you want that.

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    Just got a pm from Ed, this car was a trade in at Sonnen Porsche, you can also see it on their website here - http://www.sonnenporsche.com/detail-...d-5711650.html
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    Looks like I am the newest member of the Z8 family. I just put 5K down with Ed today. It's new home will be Tulsa, OK soon. This one is sold.

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    Fantastic, welcome to the family!! You should hook up with Z8doc, he is not too far from you!!
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    Congratulations and enjoy your beautiful new car.
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    Welcome aboard!

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    Welcome! Knew it wouldn't take long at that price.

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    The last picture which shows the badge number of 134/555 is awfully tarnished. I have never seen that happen before. Is that a common occurrence?

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    I wondered about that too. Anyone?

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    I was guessing it was some sort of a purposefully applied aging tarnish to give it that distressed vintage look because everything else on the car looks perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouray View Post
    The last picture which shows the badge number of 134/555 is awfully tarnished. I have never seen that happen before. Is that a common occurrence?
    I've never seen one so bad but for some reason the Alpina number badges do not age well. Mine was silver when new and now it looks like a faded grey. The material is very strange too. It sort of feels like stone in that it's not completely smooth.

    I'll take a picture of mine and post it here.

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    Why different from the Z8? or is it? Perhaps this car spent time in Hawaii or Florida (salt air and humidity).

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    Hi Guys.
    We had an Alpina here in Denmark, which had a bad badge also. Never seen it before - but the cas not that nice either.
    As I remember it, the badge on this car did not have recessed letters/numbers - they where opposite (outwards).
    Anyone knows why?commons?
    Or did they redo the design at some point?

    Lars

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaneZ8 View Post
    Hi Guys.

    ... the badge on this car did not have recessed letters/numbers - they where opposite (outwards).
    Anyone knows why?commons?
    Or did they redo the design at some point?

    Lars
    Hi Lars - the Alpina badges in US cars are engraved while the ones in Euro cars are embossed. I imagine that the US Federal authorities overseeing the passenger car safety must have been extremely worried about the incredible bodily damage that an embossed badge can cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zilver8 View Post
    ... Mine was silver when new and now it looks like a faded grey...
    Ditto here, on close inspection. It looks like a surface tarnish that could be removed by sanding it carefully with a fine abrasive paper. Not sure what the cause is but it could indeed be the humidity or the use certain cleaning products. Quite frankly, I never cleaned mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkZ8 View Post
    Ditto here, on close inspection. It looks like a surface tarnish that could be removed by sanding it carefully with a fine abrasive paper. Not sure what the cause is but it could indeed be the humidity or the use certain cleaning products. Quite frankly, I never cleaned mine.
    I posted some pictures of my badge here...

    http://www.bmwz8.us/vbb/showthread.php?t=2233

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    Interesting to note your badge text is raised like the EU car badges.
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    ??? It looks recessed.
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    Recessed for sure.

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    I believe Andrew's referring to the linked version in the other thread, which is raised.
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    :-) we speak web Rifle!
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    Come to find out from my BMW dealer the Alpina 134/555 badge had been replaced once before already. The replacement from Alpina was not an exact replacement. Not sure what kind of metal it is.