This exhaust of the week is literally the star of the show!
This Toyota Mark II GX71 is the star of the show
These are the deepest SSR Mk. IIs I ever saw! What would be the rim width of this beautiful set? 10J? 11J? 12J?
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Very deep dish SSR Mk. II rims
And how deep is your dish?
This week I wanted to highlight the Nissan Gloria / Cedric C330. 🙂
Nissan Gloria C330 Bosozoku style
The mid 70s cokebottle styled Gloria and Cedric and pilarless doors are excellent bodyshapes for a bosozoku styled car! It looks really wild in its shape, it’s got the big bad attitude of the early VIP cars and with the big flared fenders it looks even more wicked!
Nissan Gloria C330 Yanky style
These yanky styled Gloria C330s really looks a bit more like an American hotrod than a Bosozoku styled car. Only the exhaust gives away these cars. 😉
Bosozoku styled Nissan Gloria C330
The differences between the Gloria and Cedric are so minor that with a Bosozoku style makeover you can’t even tell if it is a Gloria or Cedric anymore! But this should be a Gloria
Both Cedric and Gloria were rivals of the Toyota Crown. Apart from the outragous President both vehicles were the flagships of the company.
The Gloria joined the Nissan lineup after Price merged with Nissan. From what I understood the Gloria was the upmarket car and the Cedric more or less the downsized car. In the previous generation of both vehicles this was even more clear: the Cedric featured less chrome and an hood ornament!
Just like its predecessor, the C230, the C330 features pilarless rear door, so there is no B post between the front and rear door. This to mimic late 60s and early 70s American cars even more.
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Almost factory stock Nissan Gloria C330
On this picture with almost factory stock Glorias you can clearly see how beautifully styled these C330s actually were! If I were to find one of these beauties in the Netherlands (they were sold here!) I doubt whether I would keep them stock or slam them to the ground Shakotan style!
Last weeks poll results show the Shakotan style is a bit more favorable above the VIP and Bosozoku style.
So this weeks poll will all be about the cars of Shakotan Boogie then:
Akira’s Nissan S30Z
Akira’s Nissan S30Z may be one of the most influencing cars of this manga: it created the Yanky style. Apart from that it is a very beautiful car!
Aosima’s Nissan Skyline KPGC10
Aosima’s Nissan Skyline KPGC10 Hakosuka is Japan’s most iconic car. This Shakotan Boogie version mimics the original 70s racecars we all know from vintage footage!
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Hajime’s Toyota MZ10 Soarer
Hajime’s Toyota MZ10 Soarer is probably the most well known car from Shakotan Boogie.
How many Bosozoku styled cars did you count in this video?
Read more to see my count…
I counted 36 but did not count the VIP styled cars, the Celica, but did count the small minivan.
My personal favorite was the Ken-meri Nissan Skyline with the big 210 number on it. 😉by banpei with no comments yet