SPOTLIGHT: Reece Parr’s S50 E30 BMW

It might be Ultimate Dubs weekend, but one BMW has captured the limelight. Reece Parr step forward my friend, you’ve absolutely stolen the show with this build. Originally a 316i, Reece has transplanted the heart of an E36 M3 into the car. The straight six S50 doesn’t sit in just any ordinary engine bay though. […]

By: Air Lift Published: March 10, 2019 Comments: View

It might be Ultimate Dubs weekend, but one BMW has captured the limelight. Reece Parr step forward my friend, you’ve absolutely stolen the show with this build.

Originally a 316i, Reece has transplanted the heart of an E36 M3 into the car. The straight six S50 doesn’t sit in just any ordinary engine bay though. It is fully smoothed, tucked and transformed into a work of art.

You’ll probably have noticed the most striking thing about Reece’s car first, the stance. The E30 sits on Air Lift Performance threaded body struts and uses Air Lift Performance 3P management to control the ride height at the touch of a button.

The BBS RF measure a massive 17×9.5 and 10 and are beautifully finished with radinox dishes and gold hardware. Reece has made the upgrade from 16 inch RF to 17s and while the difference might be initially hard to spot, the effect is incredible.

It is one of those builds that might look simple at first glance but there is not a panel untouched, the level of finish and the final execution of the fitment is wonderful. We’d love to see a comparison photo of how it might have looked when Reece first picked it up, but for now we’ll admire the incredible car it has become.

With several suspension styles I can honestly say that these new coil-over style air bags are the best suspension I have ever had in my GT500 hands down!

- Robert R

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