The StanceWorks archives are full to the brim with articles, stories, and helpful pieces, each with history and heart, but many of them fall forgotten to time and the depths of the website itself. Today, we’re diving into the StanceWorks Archives, bringing you one of our favorite how-to articles to date. We’ve always sought to teach our audience something with every article, and our “How-Tos” give us the rare opportunity to focus on such an act.
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It’s clear, by any measure, that the Porsche 911 carries a distinctive draw; car enthusiasts of all walks have found themselves enamored by its truly one-of-a-kind looks, characteristics, and drivability. After all, even I will say, it is the definitive sports car of sports cars. Alex von Ostrowski shares a similar level of enthusiasm: following a hiatus from cars as a whole, it was the 911 that brought him back into the fray.
Frode Dale recalls exactly when his affinity for BMW began. At 15 years old, still three years away from the legal driving age in his home country of Norway, Frode was left to admire the cars of his peers, and one in particular decided upon an E34 520i when getting a license of his own. In the three years that followed, until his 18th birthday, Frode’s passion for the marque grew, and eventually culminated in the purchase of an E92 335i in 2007.
In 1977, BMW unveiled the 7 series, with which they defined and entered a new realm of opulent touring sedans. Built to follow the E3 “Bavaria” sedan alongside the E12 5-series, the E23 introduced a new tier of driver-centric luxuries including power front seats with heaters, reclining rear seats, power windows, power mirrors, in-car telephone technology, built-in CAN Display, and extended leather trimmings.
We’re all on an automotive journey of our own, no surprise there. It’s typically over time that we find the right car for us. What can be surprising though, is when the journey of finding the perfect ride takes an abrupt, unexpected turn. For Jack Williams, surprise is an understatement. His M52-swapped 520i is the result of boredom with an ’08 Audi R8. Some may be shocked, but we’ll stand on a limb and say he made the right decision.