Evelio Perez works in the family car business, E&A Auto Customs in Miami, Florida. His father has owned the shop for almost 30 years and Evilio grew up around cars. When he bought his '87 Buick Regal, the car was in fairly good shape and his original intention was to keep it as a street car. As the work progressed and the vehicle began taking shape, he realized that only a full-blown show car would satisfy him. Assisted by his friends Juan Rodriguez and Joe Cardone, every inch of the car was massaged, beginning by stripping the body and eliminating any trace of rust and dents.
Since it can't be a true lowrider without hydraulics, the chassis was reinforced to hold the three-pump, engraved Luxor setup, complete with eight batteries and 10-switch box. Virtually everything that could be removed was chromed, thanks to Imperial Plating in Hialeah. The original V-6 was discarded and replaced by a 383 stroker motor, loaded with the latest in high-performance accessories. Tony's Seat Covers in Miami was called upon to re-create an original style interior, using teal fabric and dark teal carpet. The body was painted candy teal with purple graphics and microflake.
Lots more changes are planned between now and the Super Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Evelio's goal was to debut the car at his hometown Miami Lowrider Tour show, and he made the deadline, winning his class the first time out, although he does not recommend that feat to everyone. Lots of sleepless nights were required, but the effort was more than worth the trouble. Great vehicles take great talent. Evelio would like to thank his family, friends and girlfriend for their support during the build process.