Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
11/3/17 5:18 p.m.

What do you do when you can’t lay your hands on a rare BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile? You make your own. And how do you start such a project? Your friend comes to your house with a rusty 3.0 CS street car asking if you know anyone who wants it–you know, because there’s no more room in the garage.

Such was the case with Willy Izaguirre’s creation. His friend’s words of advice? “Don’t drive this thing over 50 mph.” The car was so decrepit that he could put both of his feet through the floor. There was a noticeable drop in the seat when he sat in it. And when he put the car up on jack stands, the tub flexed so much that the doors couldn’t close.

But if there’s one thing we learned about Willy: Bad ideas don’t phase him. Don’t get us wrong, we appreciate that. We’re talking about a guy who drove from New York to Florida in an SR20DET-powered Datsun roadster with no hood, just a windshield, and a tent frame sticking out the back—in December. His solution: layers.

Armed with a welder and lots of sheet metal, he eradicated all of the rust and rot that had plagued the BMW. He also added new braces to make sure the car was rigid. Then he set to work on his vision for the car: forming it into a restomod version of the BMW factory’s famed Batmobile race cars.

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11/3/17 5:35 p.m.

Ahhh man.  My GIF link no workysad


Oh well.  What I meant to say was Dayuum!

noddaz SuperDork
11/4/17 7:01 p.m.

Very nice...  Very very nice...

conesare2seconds Dork
11/4/17 8:07 p.m.

The color is strikingly attractive. Kind of an unexpected choice, it works well here. Of course, the CS is such a beautiful shape it would still look passably good in flat brown. wink

thestig99 HalfDork
11/5/17 8:23 a.m.

That color is spectacular surprise

stuart in mn
stuart in mn UltimaDork
11/5/17 8:46 a.m.

Love it.

759NRNG Dork
11/5/17 1:38 p.m.

Absolutely berkin' awesome

8/22/19 7:32 a.m.

It really cool color as BMW looks fantastic 

Duke MegaDork
8/22/19 9:10 a.m.
conesare2seconds said:

The color is strikingly attractive. Kind of an unexpected choice, it works well here.

That's very close to the color I've always planned to paint the Manic Miata, if I ever do - something like MINI's Robin's Egg Blue.


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