In the realm of over-tech'd sports cars infused with dynamic stability control, torque vectoring, rev-matching, and paddle shifters, we get to see quite the opposite in a rare auction: a completely mint 1989 Alpina B6 3.5S. Though it's been sold (and no doubt very quickly), it's breathtaking to see such a vintage car in such amazing shape, pretty much new and in factory fresh condition. 

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Alpina took an already awesome BMW E30 M3 and refined it even more

Only 62 of these were ever made, making it one of the rarest special edition cars we've come across. Rather than the 4-cylinder motor in the M3 (197 hp), Alpina fitted an E28/E23 (5 and 7-series)-based 3.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine with 254 brake horsepower, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission routing power to the rear wheels. 

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The beautiful blue coupe is capped off by the perfect spoiler. Not too big, not too small.

The B6 3.5S's torque also climbed dramatically from the M3's 176 lb-ft to a significant 236 lb-ft, and the stock dogleg manual transmission in the M3 was easily strong enough to manage it thanks to its homologated intent for racing. 

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The car is over a quarter century old, but the interior looks showroom new.

This example was never restored and has been under the care of BMW/Alpina enthusiasts in France since its manufacture in 1989. The Alpina B6 3.5S is widely viewed by collectors and BMW/Alpina historians as one of the most desirable cars modified by Alpina, which is still producing specialized versions today.

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No child has ever made a mess back here. No adults, either. Thank goodness.

The car is essentially in new condition, and even the special fabric sport seats look like they've never been sat in. It's a prime example of a car that went to auction with everything just about perfect, from the exterior paintwork and body condition to the pristine interior. The car also all the paperwork, manuals, original keys, and the car's entire service history since inception. 

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The classic Alpina crest shift knob is period correct. Very important.

The car was sold at a worthy price of $237,660. Though that might seem steep for what seems like a seriously underpowered M3, consider its history, extremely low production numbers, and the fact that as an analog car, it's one of the best drivers to ever roam the face of the earth. It's the kind of car we can only dream about. 

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Even the original manufacturer identification plate looks clean enough to eat off of. 

Though this video is just a glimpse, it might be the only sight you'll ever see of the B6 3.5S driving, ever.