For many of us, finding a car is a pivotal moment in any build. For us, it represents a turn from dreams to reality, and represents a culmination of ideas coming to fruition in its earliest stages. There’s always a long road ahead in seeing a build to completion, but it’s a special moment of commencement for any enthusiast. Some folks, like Lawrence Lee on the other hand, are simply born into it.
After purchasing the ’84 533i that would become the my Group A tribute build in early July of this year, I sat down with Andrew to decide exactly where to take the project as a whole. I knew what I wanted, large and by far, but a few important details had yet to be ironed out: namely the livery. As far as the 20 or so original Eggenberger Group A E28 race cars, few had liveries that leave a lasting impression.
biIt was nearly 10 years ago that I bought my first E28: a polaris silver 528e, for a total of $400. It was far from love at first sight – in fact, I bought it only to satisfy the sense of need I felt after finding a BMW that seemed far too cheap to pass up. I sold it quickly thereafter, and it wasn’t until more than a year later that the E28’s allure began to grab hold of me.
Friend and fans of StanceWorks, world wide, have submitted their cars to us since our site went live nearly 8 years ago. Many grow into features, and plenty fall on the backburner, waiting for their chance at the StanceWorks homepage once the finishing touches are applied. On occasion though, we see a car that we feel should be shared right away, and this time, it’s Benjamin Crosio’s gorgeous M30-powered Alpina-tribute E28.
It was more than three years ago that Riley Stair’s E28 made its debut on the StanceWorks homepage. In the following 41 months, the feature, photographed by Riley himself, climbed its way to the top of the charts, earning a spot in the top 10 most popular features in StanceWorks’ history. With just a glance, it’s easy to see why.