Photos by Philip Aragones
That “Black Sheep” sticker on the windshield probably defines it well. Because this car has been set up “Bosozoku-Style,” which would probably be something like a taboo for the uninitiated. If you’ve never seen this car in person, let me tell you this – it will just scream at you in so many ways.
First of all, the base car – a Toyota Celica Supra Mark II, is not something you’d typically see on a daily basis, as it’s an old school car. Not only is it an old school car, but it’s an old school sports car.
The second thing that would hit you would probably be the body kit…
…especially those massive fenders that would put any Fortuner or Montero Sport to shame.
Third would probably be the super low ride height. For those who don’t drive low cars, it might be hard to contemplate how this car can get from point A to point B still in once piece.
As they say, “Low is a Lifestyle,” and there are those who choose embrace it despite the consequences.
In fact, this car used to have an oil cooler up front like those old school JDM racers – another item in this car that would have screamed at you. But there was one time when Franz had to brave flooded streets in this car, an unseen obstacle damaged the oil cooler. So Franz had to uninstall it, hence it was missing in this shoot. Oh well, you have to pay to play right?
Fourth, those steel wheels. With blinged-out alloy wheels being the rage of today, steel wheels are something that you would just not see on a car like this right?
And lastly, because of the lack of window tint, if the exterior of the car was enough to draw your attention enough for you to come closer to take a peek through the window, that steering wheel and shift knob are items that you would probably only see in some of the more hardcore JDM builds.
What you see here may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we’ve learned to respect people’s individuality, which translates into how they choose to customize their cars. These cars become extensions of the owners’ personalities, which makes things unique and exciting. Just like how Franz Lasco has tuned his Toyota Celica Supra Mark II Bosozoku-Style. AGREE? Share your thoughts in the comments!