When Igor Polishchuck acquired his ’87 325is, it sat as a rolling shell, primered and begging for paint. As a CAtuned shop car, Igor’s original intent was to simply paint it, re-assemble it, and, with a little luck, make some money from the finished product. After selling his Henna Red E30, Igor planned on repeating the process, but in a last-minute decision to change the car’s color, the snow-ball effect took over and the outcome surpassed all expectations.
It’s always a lot of fun to join someone in celebrating the completion of their latest project to document it for the pages of StanceWorks, but I had a particularly good time when it came time to photography my friend Jeremy’s recent “Daily Driver” project. I loaded up my camera gear and we hopped onto the 405 with no set photo locations in mind. We simply drove around and stopped wherever we saw fit.
StanceWorks is no stranger to classic BMWs with air ride, or E30 M3s brought a lot closer to the ground thanks to coilovers, but a genuine E30 M3 on bags? That’s blasphemous on all counts. You’ve probably already worked out that this is a car that will annoy the purists, but the controversy goes on, with the original S14 being pulled out in exchange for the well known S54 of the E46 M3, and the lesser-known Z4M and late Z3M models.
The drift felt good. My arms were crossed and the big port 3.0 sounded great. The tach hovered at 6500-7000rpms. The M&K RSR muffler screamed. In a moment it changed for the worst. The changeover happened in an instant. I was shocked. Adrenaline pumped through my system and fear took over. How far can I drive it? What did I do? What could it be? The car was clearly misfiring.
Dont Miss: Part I and Part II
Andrew Sylvia and I had conquered every challenge the deserts of the south west had thrown at us. Even with our photos of the trip, it’s hard to know how many times we had truly broken down, or how many hours we had spent on the side of the road. Nic and Steph Foster had helped us get back on our feet, and our final leg to reaching a west-coast city was mostly trouble free.