If you’ve been paying attention, it should come as no surprise that we love a nicely completed engine swap. A rite of passage for any many DIY car enthusiasts, the art of swapping can bring about just as many problems as it does solutions, but this well executed ’70s-era BMW CS could serve as the framework for a successful operation.
Like any respectable restomod, it didn’t start life in the stellar state that you see pictured. The body, from a 1974 model, was nothing more than a bare metal shell. Purchased six years ago by Anthony Neu, the deal included a series of boxes doing their best to hold the car’s aero kit, drivetrain, and everything else associated with the coupe. It was about as far as you could possibly get from having a running vehicle—perfect for this build.
Anthony’s vision was to piece together a one-of-a-kind BMW in what he refers to as “outlaw style.” With that, the first thing you’ll notice is the bright Inka Orange paintwork slathered atop a Group 2 body kit that effectively widens the hips and shoulders of the coupe sport. Just how much wider can be depicted by glancing at the car’s rockers, where both the front and rear fenders take a significant turn outward.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.