We check out Fast Car photographer Kevve Raekelboom’s epic modified BMW E30. The Belgian beauty that has rewritten the rule book!


1983 BMW E30 with Lamborghini grey paintwork; custom widened inner arches front and back; facelift front end with pre-facelift front bumpers and trim; DTM front lip; Speedhunters towing hook; windscreen wiper delete; OEM Hella yellow headlights; deleted right side mirror.

Custom air suspension from Kean Suspensions, with AccuAir management and VIAIR compressors; 8x17in and 9x17in VIP Modular Wheels VXS210
in custom copper, golden bolts; 185/30×17 and 195/40×17 Nankang NS20 sport tyres; rebuilt OE brakes with aftermarket pads.

Kirkey Racing lightweight bucket seats; matt black interior; rear bench deleted; leather-clad dashboard, doorcards and transmission tunnel; multi-point Wiechers roll cage; deep dish sport steering wheel.

E30 M20 2.0 I6 with aftermarket induction kit; custom stainless exhaust with straight through centre section and side exit; six-speed manual gearbox.

A massive thanks to my brother, who helped me on loads of things on the car, even during the long nights working to get it ready; my girlfriend for the many, many hours together in the garage working on the car and helping me find parts on the internet; my sister, for picking up parts for me everywhere!; my brother in law for helping me with building those seat-rails; John for painting the car; Kean Suspensions for supplying the air suspension parts; Christophe from Sexy Wheels for getting the VIP Modular Wheels.

Photos Kevve.be