Byron’s E30 build could best be defined as a “slow burn.” It’s taken a lot of time to arrive here: the car we see today. Maybe it’s because ol’ Byza doesn’t work as quickly as he used to, his alter-ego as a 50-something Briton with a love for clam chowder has slowed him down. On the other hand, it could be because he’s the type of guy to put friends’ builds before his own, whether that is building a tube-chassis E28, or chopping away at a perfectly good E36.
For every classic BMW fan, there are a few universal truths. For one, there’s no car quite like one with a Roundel… although that may be a bit subjective. Another, a bit more inarguable, is the limited suspension options available for these classic cars. While a McPherson strut assembly is tried and true – and still used on BMWs to this very day – the classics are at a bit of a disadvantage.