Japan’s two mega shows are finally done for 2017 and we’re already preparing for what’s to come Stateside, as events like AutoCon LA and more are just around the corner. But before we close the door on this month’s Osaka Auto Messe, we wanted to take one last look at some of the best new show cars in attendance. And in case you missed it, don't forget to check out our previous Osaka Auto Messe coverage here:
You wouldn’t think of Japan as a hotspot for cool BMW builds but this E30 convertible by Hiromitsu Okumura of AP Garage was easily one of the raddest cars of Osaka Auto Messe. Things like the plaid interior, square headlights, shaved bay, trimmed hood, and M3 S54 engine swap are hard to argue with!
Something you definitely don’t see at any show – a rebuilt ’91 Alfa Romeo Spider.
More Euro flavor with this Mk6 VW Golf by N’s Factory and KMS Kraft.
This spotless Mk2 Golf from af imp (Auto Fashion Import) looked very clean and classy on BBS mesh wheels.
Liberty Walk cars still command a strong presence at shows in Japan. This Ferrari 488 is one of LB’s latest projects.
Another clean VIP build, this Toyota Crown from Peerless caught our attention.
The JZA70 Supra was a model that received Toyota’s 2.5-liter twin-turbo 1JZ-GTE. This copper example had some questionable-looking aero but was still cool to see in such pristine condition.
Checking out this Rocket Bunny S13 with a 1UZ V8 swap again.
This police-themed Toyota Crown killed the Internet four years ago. Cool to see it hasn’t been left to rot!
We finish off our Osaka Auto Messe coverage with another look at some of the coolest Toyota C-HRs in attendance. We’re looking forward to this compact SUV hitting the U.S. market in the coming months. It’s good to see that Japan has already got a head start, but I think we can build better ones Stateside!