1980 BMW 316 – Kevve Raekelboom


In 1975, BMW introduced what could eventually become one of the most iconic sports sedans ever – the 3 Series. With the E21 (talking about its chassis code), BMW created a worthy successor to theis in fact eight years older than he or she is – a 1980 BMW 316. The professional photographer from Belgium, who took these photos and many others on our website, purchased the auto in 2010. Following a particularly inspiring trip to SEMA in Vegas, he began working on what could be one of several cleanest E21s we’ve seen.

Perhaps most impressive about Kevve’s creation is it’s custom AccuAir air suspension setup, which had been built and installed having an E30 as the 3D blueprint by Kean Suspensions.

If they rolled off the factory assembly line, dean Upholstery took around the interior, perfectly matching Kevve’s aftermarket Bride seats to appear as.he aims to keep in pristine condition. The Belgian country roads are apparently less stretched-tire friendly as he hoped. We were, however, impressed to listen to that in 2011, Kevve drove the car 795 miles to Worthersee in Austria without the issues!

The supreme goal for the E21 is a trip to SEMA to let his creation shine under the lights on the famous Las Vegas Strip. His plans include swapping in a built motor and modifying the rear fenders to supportunder, skirts and panelsis a motor swap


custom carbon-fiber dash, leather Bride seats with carbon backs, Sparco harnesses


Concept 983 club, Kean Suspensions, Dieter

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