The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Extremely rare vintage car up for sale by tender at Customs Department

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:39 Last update: about 4 months ago

An extremely rare BMW Alpina C1 is being sold by the Malta Customs Department in an upcoming Sale by Tender.

It is a right-hand-drive specimen from a production run of 35 cars, most of which were built LHD by German tuning company Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co. KG in the early 80s.

This BMW Alpina C1 is based on the E21 and features the original ALPINA DASH PLATE (3-1781), custom Alpina interior, a lower front lip, the shark-nose BMW grille, the distinctive ALPINA lateral green/blue stripes among others. The engine has been tuned to produce 168bhp, and the extra power is due to special MAHLE pistons and a special exhaust and ignition system.  It also received dry-sump lubrication and a short-ratio five-speed gearbox.

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This vehicle will be received by the Director General (Customs) at Newport Bonded Stores, Marsa from Monday, 20th May, 2019, until Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, from 0800 to 1200 noon  and 1300 to 1600 hrs and on Friday, 24th May, 2019, from 0800 till 12:00  noon.

The Customs Department is also receiving Sealed Tenders for the tale quale purchase, and removal, of various lots alongside this BMW, including:

  • One vehicle - Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth;
  • One vehicle Mercedes Benz 116;
  • Gold Jewellery;
  • Footwear;
  • Clothing;
  • Mink blankets; and
  • Plastic sockets

They will also be received by the Director General (Customs) at Newport Bonded Stores, Marsa from Monday, 20th May, 2019, until Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, from 0800 to 1200 noon  and 1300 to 1600 hrs and on Friday, 24th May, 2019, from 0800 till 12:00  noon.

Viewing of lots, collection of Tenders Forms and further information if required, can be obtained from the Auction House, Customs Newport Bonded Stores, Marsa  (Tel: 21237209) during same dates and times as indicated above.

Valid ID’s or Passports must be presented by all bidders/representatives when submitting Tender Forms.

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