TOYOTA GENERATIONS: A quick visit to N-Style Custom

November 7, 2014 11:24 am Published by

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I was up in Gunma the other day, so I stopped in to visit N-Style, a bodyshop that has made quite a few cars that have featured previously on Noriyaro.

The shop’s owner Nagahama nearly fell over when I pulled up in my van, as I was the last person he expected to show up on a Tuesday afternoon. After enjoying a can of coffee and having a quick chat, I poked around the yard to see what made up his latest lineup of personal cars.

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Here’s a neat numberplated Supra he bought a little while ago.

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Just like meat and potatoes and salt and pepper, a 2JZ with a T88-34D. Yep, I like this a lot.

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This is another 2JZ-powered car on Nagahama’s lot. He used to own this Soarer, but recently bought it back from one of his customers.

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A lot of the N-Style cars are painted in tan, so that’s what his Carina drift-car wears.

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The styling points are kyusha all the way.

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People used to complain about cars in the 80s for looking too boxy, but I’d rather drive something like this than the “melting bar of soap” shape of a lot of modern cars.

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Here’s yet another car Nagahama has picked up recently, a Corolla.

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Work has already begun on the extremely important rear fender flares.

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Look how clean the interior is!

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Twenty-year-old cream upholstery in Japan that looks this good? Pretty rare! It didn’t have a funny smell either.

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The dash was mint as well.

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The bodywork on the driver’s side fender is already finished.

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Here’s the engine that will end up going in that Corolla, an AE111 4AGE.

A lot of the N-Style customers drive pretty awesome cars as well, so I’ll get some shots of them at the next N-Style event at Nikko Circuit.

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7 Comments

  • Banpei says:

    Thanks for sharing photos of your N-Style visit!
    I’ve been a fan of their Carina for a long time now and can’t agree more on your “melting bar of soap” remark! ;)

  • Travis says:

    Damn i love that KE corolla, well, really all of those beauties. Great shots Alexi, keep up all the super nice drift coverage, I’m quite the avid viewer of your videos & site.

  • Kevin says:

    Still wondering if he’s going to do any body work on the JZA80. I love their cream colored Z20 and Z30 Soarers, not pictured here.

  • Killua says:

    I used to visit this site regularly, but I have lost track of many things that have happened. Either way, I really enjoy the content, pictures and words you post. Please, keep updating Noriyaro forever.

  • James says:

    “People used to complain about cars in the 80s for looking too boxy, but I’d rather drive something like this than the “melting bar of soap” shape of a lot of modern cars.”
    Thank you!! finally someone who agrees with me lol

  • Kris says:

    I keep up with the N-Style shop visits on Speedhunters. I really enjoy their work. Thanks for the shop visit. Next time, will you post more “shop” photos? Thanks!

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