Braulio Silva considers his ’99 Acura CL an honorary family member, what with all of the time that he and his kin put into building this sleek, unique ride. Having had two years of consistent work into the “Luxury” roller, Braulio has had several opportunities to show off his beauty at the Matrix booth during several SEMA-hosted events, as well as shining along with his fellow E-Legal Car Club members.
The 25-year-old Euro fanatic was super-jazzed when he got the call to come on down to our ever-busy studio in Orange County. The photo op went perfectly as top gun Elliot Gilbert worked his lighting magic with beauty Brandy Devine. Braulio was practically drooling as he gazed at both his ride and the curvy girl who completed his perfect day. As for the car, don’t ask him to divulge where he got that body kit because he isn’t saying word one! He did mention that Victor at Chrome Specialist in Buena Park, California, gets the props for all of the gleam of plating on this sweet machine.
’99 Acura CL Coupe
E-Legal Imports C.C.
Stock 2.3-liter VTEC engine, STR sprocket gears, Cool-Flex hoses, Matrix intake and exhaust.
Rims and Rubber:
18-inch AME Nobley wheels and Toyo P225/40-ZR18 radial tires.
Chrome struts and sway bars, four air cylinders, two five-gallon air reservoirs, 1/2-inch air lines, three 175-psi air compressors and four switches installed by Mike Higgins of Whittier, California.
Two-tone antique white and charcoal leather. Momo shifter and matching trim kit. Installation by Frank Garza’s Upholstery in La Puente, California.
Paint and Body Mods:
PPG silver champagne plum with sunset pearl. Shaved doors, emblems, custom skirts and front nose done by Medina’s Auto Body in East Los Angeles, California.
Kenwood system includes tuner/receiver, touch screen display, Boston Pro Series tweeters and midrange speakers, JL Audio W6 subwoofers, Crossfire 1000D amplifiers and 1-farad capacitor, and Sony PlayStation 2. System installed by Competition Soundworks in Cerritos, California.