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Osaka Auto Messe 2017 Part 4

One last look at Japan’s second largest enthusiast show!

Feb 22, 2017
Photographer: David Ishikawa

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:

Osaka Auto Messe 2017 Part 1
Osaka Auto Messe 2017 Part 2
Osaka Auto Messe 2017 Part 3

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!

Alfa romeo spider front Photo 5/27   |   Alfa Romeo Spider Front
Alfa romeo spider hiroshima Photo 6/27   |   Alfa Romeo Spider Hiroshima

Something you definitely don’t see at any show – a rebuilt ’91 Alfa Romeo Spider.

Vw golf mk6 Ns factory Photo 7/27   |   Vw Golf Mk6 Ns Factory

More Euro flavor with this Mk6 VW Golf by N’s Factory and KMS Kraft.

Vw hatchback bbs wheels Photo 8/27   |   Vw Hatchback Bbs Wheels
Volkswagen mk2 bbw wheels Photo 9/27   |   Volkswagen Mk2 Bbw Wheels

This spotless Mk2 Golf from af imp (Auto Fashion Import) looked very clean and classy on BBS mesh wheels.

Ferrari 488 lb performance Photo 10/27   |   Ferrari 488 Lb Performance

Liberty Walk cars still command a strong presence at shows in Japan. This Ferrari 488 is one of LB’s latest projects.

Toyota crown peerless Photo 11/27   |   Toyota Crown Peerless
Toyota crown peerless front Photo 12/27   |   Toyota Crown Peerless Front

Another clean VIP build, this Toyota Crown from Peerless caught our attention.

Jza toyota supra front Photo 13/27   |   Jza Toyota Supra Front
V vision jza supra Photo 14/27   |   V Vision Jza Supra

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.

Neo project nissan silvia Photo 15/27   |   Neo Project Nissan Silvia

Checking out this Rocket Bunny S13 with a 1UZ V8 swap again.

Toyota crown police car Photo 19/27   |   Toyota Crown Police Car
Toyota crown police car wheel Photo 20/27   |   Toyota Crown Police Car Wheel

This police-themed Toyota Crown killed the Internet four years ago. Cool to see it hasn’t been left to rot!

Toyota chr black pearl profile Photo 21/27   |   Toyota Chr Black Pearl Profile

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!

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