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    Crashed and possibly stolen Z8 or Alpina) from a few days ago in LA

    I was sent this by a friend of mine who received it from his friend in LA. Does anybody know anything about this? Hopefully not anyone here!!! Very sad in any case. Looks like a total loss.
     
    Skip Hammerman

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    DSC Off AlpinaOkie's Avatar
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    Now that is just sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpinaOkie View Post
    Now that is just sad.
    On the plus side parts for sale?
    2002 Silver Black/Red

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshB View Post
    On the plus side parts for sale?
    I was thinking about the same...
    Skip Hammerman

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshB View Post
    On the plus side parts for sale?
    Thereís no way this thing is getting parted out. It probably isnít even going to be totaled by the insurance company if itís an Alpina

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    Thatíll buff out.
    C.A. Cardenas (AKA Dan)
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    Black Alpina in Southern California... Anyone speak with Mark or Jayson recently?
    My Best,

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z8911 View Post
    Thereís no way this thing is getting parted out. It probably isnít even going to be totaled by the insurance company if itís an Alpina
    This isnít a Ferrari F40 or Maclaren F1 that can be torn in half and still be rebuilt due to a multimillion intrinsic value. You are looking at sub frame, suspension, steering, engine displacement and damage, etc. etc. Insurance companies donít go by the highest auction price either but have their own internal evaluation. So not knowing the full extent of the the damage but just guessing Iíd say close to totaled( how much just repair a shock tower deformation due to a hard bump with no front brace? Thatís 5 figures already)
    2002 Silver Black/Red

    Dinan stage 4 software
    Dinan low restriction carbon fiber airboxes
    Dinan high flow air mass meters
    Hamann headers
    Supersprint exhaust
    performance package
    custom short shift linkage
    cdv modifacation
    Quaiffe differential/military grade gear polishing
    19 inch 3 piece HRE mags/Toyo tires
    Custom crossdrilled/slotted rotors
    ceramic brake pads
    stainless brake lines
    Dinan caster plates
    Dinan duel mass flywheel
    custom Sachs clutch /pressure plate
    Dinan pedal set

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDEZ8 View Post
    Black Alpina in Southern California... Anyone speak with Mark or Jayson recently?
    Ed, itís not Mark, but I havenít spoken with Jayson in a while.
    C.A. Cardenas (AKA Dan)
    2003 Z8 (last one?) - Hellrot / Sport Rot Original Owner - Munich Tourist Delivery
    -- Others --
    1988 M6 - 32K mi. - Original Owner
    1989 DINAN 750iL - 73K mi. - Original Owner
    1998 M3 - 63K mi. - Original Owner
    2017 X5 (F15) Diesel - Daily Driver
    2008 Porsche Turbo Cab - 9K mi. (Mezger / 6-sp. manual)

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    Here is more information and detail video of the car. BMW off Santa Monica tag on the rear. Go to the video at the 10:31 mark.

    https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...02EqqVeuH0E41s

    It is still on their website this morning - has a stock photo in red but the description states Black Exterior. https://www.smbmw.com/used/BMW/2003-...25b061c62d.htm
     
    Skip Hammerman

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    Just sad that someone would destroy such a beautiful car for no reason. Probably should make note of the VIN WBAEJ13493AH62054 in case it pops up somewhere in the future.

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    Mine is safe under protection of highly exothermic activated lead protection systems... Sad to see and thanks for the concern Ed!
    AKA Mark from SoCal

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasAlpina View Post
    Mine is safe under protection of highly exothermic activated lead protection systems... Sad to see and thanks for the concern Ed!
    Whew! Glad to read all is well with you and your well protected Z8.
    My Best,

    Ed

    2002 Z8 Jet Black//Sport Red
    2012 SLS AMG Obsidian Black/Classic Red

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    It is sad to see, seems odd that a dealer would leave something with such a price tag in a place that it might get stolen, and if someone had the smarts to steal it you'd think they'd get it to somewhere safe to part it out or ship it overseas. They aren't easy cars to steal.
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    Really sad. This one is totaled. But, it could end up at auction (e.g., on Copart) and sold to some Youtube Channel such as the recently repaired 911R.

    https://youtu.be/X4zBEPgkt34
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    If it was like the other dealer ransackings, they broke open the key lockbox. At that point, all the cars are pretty easy to steal.

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    Itís really a shame that this happened to such a beautiful car and for the owner. But lol did anyone hear what the guy filming was saying? He thought it was a brand new car... Also, I take back what I said in my previous comment. That thing totally totaled.

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    What? Totaled? But it has the PP!

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    Hereís a link to the video from the https://streamable.com/jjumu3

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    Has anyone called Santa Monica BMW to ask?

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