Name: Shaun Graham
City: San Francisco, California
Car: 1995 BMW 325i sedan, commonly known as the e36
The automotive lifestyle and car culture was engraved into my DNA before I could walk. My father owned a body shop here on the peninsula where he repaired vehicles as well as customized them and I have come along way from the days of crawling around the shop floor to expanding my creativity on the builds I find myself engulfed in.
Wheels: Iforged 3 piece wheels custom built and finished, wrapped in Toyo Proxes4 tires.
Suspension: Air Lift Performance 3P air suspension, Viair and Specialty Suspension air management.
Exterior parts: Rieger Infinity front bumper imported from Germany, M3 mirrors, M3 side skirts, M3 wing, AC Schnitzer rear bumper, Clear corner tailights, Clear corner turn signals, Hella angel eye glass headlights, Satin black kidney grills, OEM glass foglights, Paint matched side molding trim, handles, pillar trim and body kit, Car has been fully repainted in a Nissan custom blue hue over the factory Montreal Blue.
Interior parts: Suede/leather upholstered front seats, suede headliner, suede a-pillars, Suede c-pillars, suede rear package tray, AC Schnitzer carbon fiber gauge insert overlay, AC Schnitzer parking brake release handle, suede parking brake boot cover, Indiglo gauges, carbon fiber shift knob, carbon fiber shift ring accent, custom built Air Lift controller mount, laser cut aluminum switch panel with Oracle LED light switches built into the glovebox. Full custom audio enclosure built into the back seat area with motorized inverted sub enclosure, 3-dvd players, 8 display screens, 2 sets of MB Quart component speakers and 2 JL Audio slash series amplifiers accented by blue LED’s which lead into the custom trunk where there is a 2500 GPH hand built waterfall which flows into a 16 gallon water sump. this is a complete hand built one-off custom designed and built multi media system. We also have a projector projecting a BMW logo onto the ground beneath the rear bumper.
What ever the build I take on, I focus on creativity and being unique. I strive to build and customize cars as a whole, touching all aspects of the vehicle to tie together a well rounded build. Some have been daily drivers, while others have been full show cars we primarily use on weekends, but despite the end result, I have met and made some of the most amazing friendships from this industry. Quality over quantity is a motto I build by, it’s a passion of mine to ensure the work that cannot be seen is done as good if not better then the visible product. The car culture brings together all backgrounds and ages and I build cars for the love of it, it’s my lifestyle!
Tuning parts: Dinan CAI, Remus catback exhaust, BMW Performance tune.
Power: About 290rwhp.
What was your latest modification?: WestCoastHydrographix hydro dipped interior audio dash display.
Do you have any more plans for this car? If so, what?: Currently we are looking to do additional underhood performance items and adding some additional audio components to the interior.
If you could change anything on your car, what would it be, and why?: To be honest nothing at this time.
We love the final stance of the how this car sits today, I feel like we have re-built a clean example of a classic e36 with a modern day twist and by adding unique elements it also makes it stand out from the crowd. It’s built to inspire upcoming car enthusiest to think outside the box, get creative and always strive to reach your goals. Car culture and this community has kept me humbled and blessed to be able to express my passion for all vehicle builds and styles. This is not the first car we have built, nor will it be the last, but this one with its unique characteristics and timeless classic presence it will be one to for sure keep in the collection.
Previously owned cars?: Just a few of the vehicles I have owned, 1966 Chevelle, 1964 VW bug, 5.0 Foxbody Mustang Coupe , Body Dropped Silverado, Street Glide Harley Davidson, Mercedes GLK350, Chrysler 300C, Camaro SS, Civic EF9, Integra GSR, P71 Police Interceptor.
What car would you like to own next?: I don’t have anything in particular in mind, but the Dodge Charger SRT8 Daytona would be an awesome platform to start with.
We would like to thank all those who have made this build come together and for the support and time put in behind the scenes as their passion for cars and creative visions helps keep this industry inspired. Special thank you to our sponsors: Air Lift Performance, Viair, Adams Polishes, WestCoastHydrographix, WestCoastCreationz, Silicone Valley Laser, SoFresh Clothing, Damian’s Paintworks.
Want to see more of Shaun’s amazing e36 build? Follow him on Instagram @evil_e36
Photos credits to the following Instagram accounts: @evil_e36, and @alvinq