After a long break, we’re back with a newly rebuilt beast!

Introducing ‘Wendeline’ aka ‘Wendy’.


Name: Niishal Kumar

Age: 25

Occupation: Motorsport Developer

Make: Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW)

Model: 320i coupe, chassis code E30

Year: 1984

Price/Current Value: NA

Technical Description: (For original engine) 2.0 six cylinder, 123 hp, 160 nm/16 kg torque, compression ratio 9.8:1, redline 6400 rpm, getrag 240 5-speed manual transmission, Bosch L-jetronic mechanical fuel injection system, stock differential ratio is 3.91.

Exterior Description (Upgrades): Varta front valance, zender side skirts, zender rear valance, M3 rear wing with adjustable aerodynamic flap, metallic white paint, BBS RS slant lip replica wheels, custom exhaust tip DTM style, body/chassis strengthening and restoration.

Interior Description (Upgrades): Fully stripped interior, brand new dashboard replacement, Nardi Torino steering wheel, aluminium handbrake lever, gearknob and pedals matching set, arospeed switch panel with battery kill switch and push start. Sscus full bucket driver’s seat, sscus semi bucket passengers seat. Takata 4-point harness.

Modification/Engine Upgrades: Engine swap to M20B25 (BMW e34 2.5L), fully rebuilt gearbox with custom front shaft bearing, Sachs performance clutch set, rear disc brake conversion, upgraded fuel injectors, custom boring for throttle body and intake manifold, Schrik mild cam, LSD upgrade with 3.73 ratio, upgraded to full stainless steel exhaust system, custom made aluminium radiator, double servo upgrade for stronger braking, BC Racing coilover fully adjustable suspension system upgrade.

Maintenance (Cost, etc): Generally this engine is bullet proof and just requires you to check for leaks, keep an eye on service due dates etc. Servicing is relatively cheap, roughly rm150-200 for oil changes depending on the oil being used.

What you love in your car: The lightweight feel of the body, the silky idle and raspy roar of the 6 cylinder engine. Yes, I stripped the interior by choice; my goal is to have this car as light and nimble as possible. From the time I was 5 years old, this was my dream car. It may not be the fastest or most attractive car to others, but she certainly puts a smile on my face and that’s exactly why I built her this way. For a pure driving Nirvana.

Fond memories of your car: My first road trip the car; I was heading towards Penang Island, one of my favourite touge routes, I managed to keep up with an old Porsche 911 and a Lotus Elise. My fondest memory is seeing that shocked look on their faces.

What do you recommend: Anyone who wants to get a collectors or even a good platform for a tuner/track day car, this is a wonderful choice.




The Envious Valentina

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Featuring ‘The Envious Valentina’.

Name: Niishal Kumar

Age: 25

Occupation: Classic Car Restoration & Motorsport Developer

Make: BMW

Model: E36/328i

Year: 1997

Price/Current Value (Optional): Market value is relative, anywhere from RM 10k to RM25k.

Technical Description: 142 kW (190 hp)@ 5300 rpm, 280 nm (210 ft-lb)@ 3950 rpm,  2,793 cc (170 cu in) with Vanos Variable Valve system, ZF 4 speed gearbox with sports mode, stock 3.91 rear open differential, redline 6500 rpm.

Exterior: AC Schnitzer Type 2 17 inch monoblock rims, FRP M3 front bumper and side skirts, rear M3 look diffuser PU material, DTM look rear double deck FRP bootlid spoiler, finished off with stock Boston Green Metallic 275 paint.

Interior: Completely stock standard unmolested interior other than the addition of an ALPINE USB head unit.

Modification/Engine Upgrades: Transplanted to slightly newer 1998 BMW E39 528i engine, drivetrain is stock with the exception of a Sebring back box so the 6-Cylinder growl can be enjoyed, HWL adjustable coilovers.

Maintenance (Cost): Regular maintenance is relatively affordable. The only thing that’s pricey is the roadtax which will set you back around RM1600.

What you love in your car: The heaps of torque, the responsiveness of the engine, the clean look achieved with a simple build/restoration, and of course the ability to slide and do donuts all day even though she’s automatic with an open differential. A good balance of reliability, great exhaust sound, decent power/torque, and sporty handling, also adding gorgeous looks into the mix helps.

Fond memories of your car: Smoking newer and completely unsuspecting cars; some in the straights and some in the corners.

What do you recommend: For anyone new to the hobby and would like to learn drifting in an European car, and also for anyone who would like to own a slight restomod car at decent prices. Go for her!

The Smooth Operator

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Featuring ‘The Smooth Operator’.

Name: Maurice Anthony

Age: 26

Occupation: Psychologist

Make: Peugeot

Model: 208 (5-Door)

Year: 2014

Current Value: 40 – 55k (secondhand value)

Technical Description: 1598 cc, 120 hp, 160 nm torque, VTi engine, four-speed Tiptronic unit with Sport Mode.

Exterior: Standard body kit with 16” sport rims.

Interior: Original interior with fabric seats including six airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Anti Skid Regulator (ASR) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).

Modification/Engine Upgrades: Standard.

What you love in your car: Great pick-up with a smooth drive and an exceptional handling system. In addition to that, she’s very stable while driving around sharp corners.

Fond memories of your car: This is when a continental vehicle shows her true quality. SAFETY!!! Worth every penny, TRUST ME. I was on my way from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur driving at a speed of 160-170 km/h and the road was wet after a downpour. All of a sudden, the car right in front of me just stopped and I was a few meters away from a collision! I went for the emergency brake at the same time mentally prepared to crash but the braking system didn’t fail me!!! My car stopped just a few inches away from the car in front.

What do you recommend: Good buy for female drivers as she’s easy to handle

The Universal Soldier

Featuring the first in this category ‘The Universal Soldier’.

Name: prefer it to be kept confidential 

Age: prefer it to be kept confidential 

Occupation: Businessman

Make: Land Rover

Model: Defender

Year: 2014

Price/Current Value: –

Technical Description: 2200 cc

Exterior: Standard

Interior: Standard

Modification/Engine Upgrades: Standard

Maintenance (Cost): –

What you love in your car: Her ability to ride on any road conditions.

Fond memories of your car: She gets out of trouble (getting stuck in mud) with ease, thanks to her intelligent 4 wheel-drive system.

The Furious Ninja

Featuring the first in this category, ‘The Furious Ninja’.

Name: prefer it to be kept confidential

Age: prefer it to be kept confidential

Occupation: Businessman

Make: Toyota

Model: Land Cruiser FJ200

Year: 2013

Price/Current Value: –

Technical Description: 4200 cc, 326 bhp, 487 nm torque.

Exterior: Standard

Interior: Standard

Modification/Engine Upgrades: Standard

Maintenance (Cost): –

What you love in your car: The comfort and utter silence inside the cabin.

Fond memories of your car: The V8 music everytime the monster is floored.

CRZ for sale

Name: Donesvaran

Contact: +60165554491

Make: Honda

Model: CRZ

Year: 2012

Description: Nice white color. One very careful owner. Very good and tiptop condition. I-VTEC engine (standard). 6 speed manual. Mugen RR body kit. Full ultra racing bar. Two inch straight exhaust pipe with header. Simota air intake filter. Power harness. Tien low spring. 17 inch Vossen rims. Cruise control. Clean & nice interior. CD player. Multi function steering. Driver & passenger airbags. Four disc with ABS braking system. Power window. Central lock. Alarm. Low mileage.

Price: RM70, 000 negotiable.

Lil Sharky

Featuring the first in this category, ‘ Lil Sharky’.

Name: S. Nagesvaran

Age: 28

Occupation: Doctor

Make: BMW

Model: F30/320i

Year: 2015

Price/Current Value: 190k

Technical Description: 1997 cc, 184 bhp, max speed 235km/h, acceleration 0 – 100km/h in 7.3 sec, 270 nm torque, TwinPower turbo, Inline Four cylinders, rear wheel drive, 8 speed automatic gearbox, fuel consumption 6.3L/100km, Bridgestone 225/50 R17 Run-flat tyres.

Exterior: Sports edition (standard).

Interior: Sports trim finish (standard).

Modification/Engine Upgrades: None to prevent void of warranty.

Maintenance (Cost): 5 years free warranty. 5 years free service. Juice it up and burn ’em tyres…

What you love in your car: Breath taking performance and excellent grip on the roadway. Proper weight balance and sheer driving pleasure.

Fond memories of your car: Years and years of planning and saving up for this beast was an ambitious experience along with the feel of achievement after owning this ultimate driving machine. Cruises like a wind and storms like a hurricane. Love of my life since I was a boy. I celebrated Lil Sharky’s first year birthday with a special cake. More to come over the years.

What do you recommend: She’s an executive family sedan and she’s perfect for a family of four. Here’s a small piece of advice for the upcoming youngsters out there. Buy a car of your dreams as a reward for a lifetime achievement. It will really be a milestone accomplishment.

The Secretive Baby Rocket

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Featuring ‘The Secretive Baby Rocket’.

Name: Navind Kumar

Age: 21

Occupation: Law Student

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Polo GTI

Year: 2014

Price/Current Value: –

Technical Description: 1400 cc, 180 bhp, 250 nm torque.

Exterior: Decals.

Interior: Standard.

Modification/Engine Upgrades: Standard.

Maintenance (Cost): Depends on how you floor the baby.

What you love in your car: Its power to weight ratio.

Fond memories of your car: Not much as it’s a town ride but obviously those launches from traffic lights.

The Secretive Rabbit

Featuring the first in this category, ‘The Secretive Rabbit‘.

Name: Pravind Kumar

Age: 25

Occupation: Seafarer

Make: Volkswagen

Model: Golf GTI MKVI SE

Year: 2012

Price/Current Value: –

Technical Description: 2000 cc, 220 bhp, 320 nm torque.

Exterior: HnR racing springs, CF side mirror, CF spoiler, OZ Racing 18’’ wheels, Treadwear, Gold decals.

Interior: Original interior.

Upgrades: Akrapovic exhaust system.

What you love in your car: The way she handles around corners and launches on straight drags.

Fond memories of your car: She’s been a good girl shaming Fairladys, FD2Rs and even a Panamera! Overall she is carrying the GTI legacy since the MK1 GTI.