Several years ago I read the Shonan Junai Gumi manga but never knew it was animated as well. I came across a part of the animated version today and one of my favorite stories made it to the animated version as well: a Bosozoku style car parade!
Better skip this video to 3:00 because only there it starts to get interesting.
I spotted a Soarer Z10, Mitsubishi Galant GTO, Nissan ZX280, Nissan ZX300 and a Honda Today!
And of course the Nissan Cedric Y30 which gets converted to a Benz!
Not as deep as last weeks SSR Mk. IIs, but they sure are one of the deepest Hayashi Streets I’ve ever seen!
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Very deep dish Hayashi Street rims
These 245/55 R14 tires sure look stretched, so they must at least be wider than 10J!! Anyone got has experience with stretching 245/55 R14?
Last weeks poll showed that Aosima’s blue Nissan Skyline KPGC10 was the most favorable car from Shakotan Boogie.
This weeks poll will be about the older Nissan Skylines:
Bosozoku Styled Nissan Skyline C10
Is this your favorite Bosozoku styled Nissan Skyline? The C10 is considered the most beautiful Skyline ever! Especially this racer lookalike should be in everybody’s favorite list!
Bosozoku Styled Nissan Skyline C110
Or is this Ken-Meri Nissan Skyline C110 more of your liking? At least this Skyline looks very bad ass with those fat tires and an oil cooler sticking out of the nose!
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Bosozoku Styled Nissan Skyline C210
Or do you prefer this Nissan Skyline C210? It is the late 70s styling on steroids. Sharknosed to make it even more boxier!
This weeks highlight is the Toyota Mark II X3/X4. The bodystyle is very distinct and can easily be recognized between all other bosozoku cars. A good example is this really nice Shakotan style Mark II X3:
Shakotan style Toyota Mark II X3
This Shakotan styled Mark II really shows how this almost stock car can be made very beautiful by simply adding two tone paint, a set of fat stretched tires and lowering the car till the ground.
The Mark II is a very popular model because it has very American styling, like the cokebottle lines and its grille and headlights are more British. This combination is ideal for the early 80s Granchan style.
Bosozoku style Toyota Mark II X4
This Bosozoku styled example has it all: extra wide fenders, big chin spoiler, oil cooler, changed (square) headlights and a very big wing on the trunk!
Bosozoku style Toyota Mark II X3
No headlights at all? Is that road-legal in Japan? Or are the headlights hidden somewhere? Then again: those big exhausts are not road-legal either…
The first Mark II was originally meant as a Corona model between the Crown and the normal Corona, hence the Mark II tag.
Factory stock Toyota Cressida MX41
The X3 and X4 are the third generation of the Mark II (shouldn’t it be called Mark IV then? 😉 ) and was sold as the Toyota Cressida overseas.
The difference between the X3 and the facelifted X4 are minor: only the grille and foglights are a tiny bit restyled. I couldn’t find a clear factory stock X3 picture, so you have to compare it with one of the Bosozoku styled cars. 😉
Factory stock Toyota Cressida MX41
The Cressida’s and Mark II differ only in engines: the European version had the high performance 18R engine while the American version had the older 4M engine. In Japan they had a wide variety in engines: 1L, 1M, 4M, 16R, 18R, 21R, 3T, 13T.
Only the 4M and 18R are true worthy engines for this car: the 4M because it is a SOHC inline 6 and has a big displacement and gives a smooth ride. The 18R because it is a high performance DOCH inline 4 with fuel injection and creates a sporty ride.
The X3 and X4 had an A43DL 4-speed automatic optional. This automatic had an overdrive and an overdrive lockout. Nowadays this sounds not like a big deal with all those 7 and 8 speed automatics, but back then the overdrive lockout was a major improvement.
Personally I would love to own a 4 door X3/X4 myself as a daily driver and slam it to the ground shakotan style. 😉by banpei with 3 comments
This video shows two things:
1. be very inventive to actually make it to the parkinglot!
2. if your car makes it on the parkinglot you probably did not lower it enough!
Very funny when the guy sticking out of the Soarer’s passenger seat at 30 seconds. Can we make it? Yes! Just a bit to the left!