Photography by Riley Stair
Henry Ford can be credited with more than just a couple of great innovations. Some may argue that the assembly line production of automobiles, or perhaps his Model T, which revolutionized American transportation, were his greatest contributions to the world; however, something else comes to mind. “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.
Jeremy Whittle’s BMW E28 is no stranger to the StanceWorks homepage; most recently, a writeup on his Air Lift suspension install gave insight to those wondering exactly how to get their vintage BMWs closer to the ground. Prior to that, we’ve looked at the hard work Jeremy has poured into transforming his E28 into something entirely unique. In all, Jeremy’s car has come a long way over the past few years, from bone-stock to one of the most notable E28s in the BMW scene today.
Air ride, 3 piece wheels, and flawless paintwork: the recipe for a “proper” car. A laundry-list of parts and a serious investment (combined with good taste, of course) typically end up in a noteworthy build, but every so often a car comes around that has somehow broken the mold; built with second hand parts, lucky finds and pure character. Case in point: Alex’s 1984 E28.
Let’s face it: If you’re unfamiliar with air suspension, the thought of bagging a car is a daunting one. Between struts, bags, fittings, compressors, lines, and management, it’s difficult to establish your bearings. A solid portion of the market is catered to with bolt-in kits, meaning most of what you need, if not everything, comes in a box and simply awaits installation. However, many cars aren’t so lucky.
-Photos by Egil Håskjold-
It goes without saying that for any car enthusiast with a brand preference, (let’s be honest, we all have one in some way or another) the rare and odd-ball models and versions of our favorite cars are the ones we lust after. Perhaps it’s a car that came in a unique factory color, or there’s a chance it came with special body cladding.