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The Pink Menace: A Bosozoku Skyline

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The Pink Menace: A Bosozoku Skyline


While walking around the recent Fuji Kawaguchi Auto-Jamboree checking out all the bosozoku cars and bikes that had turned up for the annual get-together, a small group signalled me to come over and join in their conversation.

I’m sure they were just curious as to why I was there, but while chatting I grabbed the opportunity to take a closer look at one of their cars – this bright pink GC10 Nissan Skyline.

Besides the paint job, which matched the Specter team banner in the back, the Hakosuka looked like a real menace. It also had a huge amount of presence thanks to works inspired fender flares, which not only render the rear doors useless, but also swallow up the period correct 14-inch RS Watanabe wheels.

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True to the style, the front and rear bumpers have been done away with, and the oil cooler mounted up front features braided lines that snake between the tilted headlights.

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Ensuring that the noise coming from the L20 is loud, the exhaust system runs a shorter course dumping out the side of the car for optimal urban disturbance.

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You can’t forget about the air horns either. I’m going to take a wild guess that this setup plays The Godfather theme tune…

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In complete contrast to the exterior, the interior remains mostly stock, save for a Jurassic Park inspired amber shift knob and a Makita fan to provide extra cooling during long cruises.

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The huge fender flares are a bit much for my liking, but I can really get behind the aggressive looks of the works styling. It’s really no wonder this modifying fashion has stood the test of time.

Ron Celestine
Instagram: celestinephotography



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