View Full Version : WTB: Alpina Emblem for Manual Shift Knob

02-25-2013, 09:32 PM
As the title states I'm looking to purchase an Alpina emblem that will go on my shift knob. The plastic is cracked on mine. I'd rather not buy a whole new shift knob and the one I have now has separated from the plastic inside, so it should be easy to remove and replace provided I can find a replacement and then I can epoxy the whole thing back together.

Photo of cracked shift knob :(


02-26-2013, 03:52 AM
Testdriver got my 6sp Alpina crest from Germany, perhaps you can ask him. If not, I do see those knobs on ebay.co.uk and ebay.de on a pretty regular basis. :)

02-26-2013, 02:13 PM
Thanks. Post up a link if you come across one please :)

Hopefully shipping won't cost an arm and a leg, but I'm guessing it will make it not worthwhile. I shipped a small box (probably only about 6" square) to a friend in the UK and it cost $40 :(

02-26-2013, 03:37 PM
or try contacting Horke.

02-27-2013, 08:59 AM
Alpina can replace that - it costs about 10 Euros (IIRC), but you have to send them the knob to repair.

And P.S. Alpina does no have any new knobs any more (wooden - for E36/E34 etc.)

02-28-2013, 07:42 AM
Alpina can replace that - it costs about 10 Euros (IIRC), but you have to send them the knob to repair.

And P.S. Alpina does no have any new knobs any more (wooden - for E36/E34 etc.)

Hmmm...no new shift knobs...That could be annoying. I think I'd have to go through KSK in the US to get mine fixed and so far their prices seem crazy.

Thanks for the info though!

02-28-2013, 12:27 PM

and another one here:


You'll still need to negociate shipping out of Germany.


Tailler Dubh
07-27-2013, 02:41 PM
My shift knob looks a whole lot like yours (ie. the emblem is cracked all to hell). It seems that these shift knobs aren't replaceable anymore (at least according to KSK, I do have friends living in Europe if anybody has a source over there to suggest?).

I can restore/refinish the wood just fine, but I need a new (plexiglass?) emblem. Did you manage to get yours fixed? If so, where/how?

I also noticed the post about sending it to Alpina for repair... should I contact them directly (ie. through their German site)? Or do I have do go through KSK since I'm in North America?

07-28-2013, 10:28 AM
Nope, I haven't got it fixed, so it still looks like crap. I've got a number of other things that need priority over this one now.

I didn't know that they weren't making them anymore, but I noticed that the replacement ones have a different colour of wood anyway which sort of defeats the whole point of replacing it IMO. This is why I want to just replace the emblem on the top.

Bert Poliakoff
07-29-2013, 04:29 PM
I am a nubie here. i do not have an Alpina, but have an either new, or very close to new gear shift knob and figure it might be good for one of you guys. I can't tell the difference. I am posting two pictures. Anything that looks like a blem is flash reflection as I have the knob in my hand and it is immaculate. I see them going for $150 and more on German Ebay. I will take $140 shipped in the USA for this

07-29-2013, 04:37 PM
Can you take another photo of the emblem? It's hard to make out if it still as the "Alpina" lettering on it or not.

Bert Poliakoff
07-29-2013, 04:57 PM

I am on my way out with my wife. I will try when I get home to see if I can get a better picture. However I can assure you it says "ALPINA" in large letters that 1/2 way circle the top of the knob. I have a 100% rating on ebay and am very well known on the 2 main E24 forums where I sell hi end parts on a regular basis and my word is gold there. I do notice a tiny blemish on the silver circle that goes around the top of the knob. This is a factory blemish as it is under the clear that goes over the top of the knob

07-29-2013, 07:54 PM
Are you able to source parts too? I need new front brake pads for the B8 :D

Bert Poliakoff
07-29-2013, 08:08 PM
I may be able to and will let you know in the next few days. 2 guys are already in line for that knob.

08-07-2013, 03:55 AM
anybody that needs this shift knob emblem NEW and OEM can send me a PM... :rolleyes:

08-21-2013, 05:47 PM
Can one of you B8 guys measure the diameter of your shift knob emblem? I have an Alpina knob that I'd like to replace the emblem on. It was put on rather sideways :mad: and I don't suppose I'll get it off and on again successfully. My emblem is ~35mm.

08-26-2013, 12:32 PM
I'll try to remember to measure mine tonight if you still need it.

08-26-2013, 03:13 PM
I do still need it. If you can measure I'd really appreciate it!

08-27-2013, 06:15 PM
With my super accurate tape measure I was getting 34mm, so it's probably 35mm ;)

08-28-2013, 12:25 PM
With my super accurate tape measure I was getting 34mm, so it's probably 35mm ;)

Woohoo that is great news. Thanks so much for confirming. Even if it's 1 mm off it's nothing that either duct tape or WD40 can't fix. :D

08-28-2013, 06:30 PM
guess what, it's actually 34.4mm :D