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You don’t have to know a lick about Alpina, the German car manufacturer that specializes in further refining BMWs, in order to appreciate this rare vintage Alpina B7 Turbo Coupé/3 that took the iconic ‘80s 6-Series and infused it with more style and more power. Only 17 of these beauties were crafted by Alpina, and you’d be hard-pressed to find one, much less track one down in this condition. RM Sotheby’s is auctioning this very special car, and it symbolizes what Alpina has done so well for half a century. The understated but still very sporty exterior gets a handsome aftermarket “Autosattlerei Wenger, Exklusiv Interieur” cabin with red leather sport bucket seats and pretty much red everywhere else, which pop nicely against the black paint. More of a sports coupe than a sports car, the low end grunt from the 324 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque makes the B7 Turbo Coupé a blast to drive, coupled with the slick 5-speed manual transmission. But more than anything else, it’s the coupe’s rarefied status that makes it so coveted. It should fetch a pretty penny from the winning bidder.

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You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice.