• Nov 4, 2010
Bill Caswell's Baja BMW E30 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Bill Caswell is furiously welding away on his BMW E30 WRC bruiser turned Baja beast. As you may recall, the man among men famously stitched together a bottom-dollar rally racer, campaigned alongside the who's who of the World Rally Championship in Mexico and managed to snag third in his class. Now he's set his sights on tackling the Baja 1000 with the same craft, albeit with a few modifications. Along with a completely new roll cage, the old E30 is getting some serious shocks courtesy of the suspension fiends at Bilstein along with a complete subframe to support beefier components down below.

Caswell is aiming to build out the majority of the project while here in Las Vegas, and we've been promised plenty of videos of the build later down the line. Stay tuned.

Photos copyright ©2010 Zach Bowman / AOL

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Now THIS will be interesting to see once it's done! I hope he can get 3rd or better again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My first car was a e30 325 eta .. I love that car. I really love all e30 mods I think you can never do wrong with a e30 no matter what you to do it it will always be really cool. ...Sniffle I miss mine soo much.. o well ive got a 328is to keep me though the day!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Possibly one of the most amazing things at SEMA.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I used to joke about jacking my e30 up like the camaro in the newer Thomas Crowne Affair.

      I applaud this guy for doing it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ultimate Off-Road Machine ?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Are there enough other ways to say how awesome this and its creator are? Let me answer that for you: no.
      • 4 Years Ago
      According to the coverage on Jalopnik, this car was originally a parts car, so it's not the same car he used in Rally Mexico.

      "The silver-and-black hood from the original rally car came from this car, it's kind of strange, my autocross car has the engine from it," said Caswell. "This was basically a parts car and after buying most of it he he basically gave me the chassis for free." -- From Jalopnik (http://jalopnik.com/5674807/500-craigslist-rally-car-goes-to-the-baja-1000)

      Anyway, it's silly, awesome, and makes me smile. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Might need a wee bit more fender clearance when those are mounted.