FEATURE: MODERN CLASSIC DAILY DRIVER

– Words: Ryan Lewis & Jason Hanif. Photos: Philip Nguyen.

It’s not often you see a car this immaculate rolling out for everyday use, but that’s exactly what owner, Simon, is all about. The Altezza platform has been built upon by many modifiers worldwide thanks to it’s classically well proportioned looks and adaptability to a wide range of styles (and motors!). For the build of this IS200, simplicity was the key to Simon’s choice of modifications, and the proof is in the pudding as you can see here. This has to be one of the best presented Pearl White IS200s in Aus.

The whole car features well chosen modifications like the OEM lip kit, that compliment the IS200 rather than spoil it. The grille is a legit JDM Altezza item, as is the Junction Produce Fusa. The ride height stays as is for daily duties, and it’s about as low as you can practically go in Sydney. The fantastic Viennas in the guards do justice to the car’s stance, and add a touch of VIP inspired flair.

SSR Viennas, 18×8.5+35 & 18×8.5+30, HSD HR coilovers.

Simon has recently decided to part ways with the car after deciding to go down a different modifying path. He is now working on an EK Civic build which we hope to see soon!

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