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A chance to be better: Gustav’s Toyota Mark X
Iman Machmud

Sometimes it’s ok to parting out of our memory. For example, last weekend I said goodbye to one of my old car. It only took a 30 minute for the sale on one of our biggest e-commerce portal to be settled, and an amazing buyer was quickly booked in for finishing the payment by the end of next week. But after I decided to sell it, I felt that this lady should be replaced with another rare car to exchange his ex-position in my garage. Maybe it’s pretty similar story with Gustav. He already famous as one of the sickest stance Honda Jazz last time in Jakarta-Indonesia. From racing style, to stance-form has been implemented well in his lovely Honda Jazz.

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But I don’t know the reason why Gustav replaced it’s position with this brand new Toyota Mark X. Gustav told us that he really loves the big body impressions that shown on every single body line in this Toyota Mark X. The Mark X is the successor to the Mark II which was first introduced in 1968, was known in the North American market as the Corona Mark II starting in 1972 and the Cressida from 1977 to 1992 and was the predecessor to the introduction of Lexus. Unlike any model Toyota produces for the international market, the Mark X is exclusive to the Asian market, including Indonesia.

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On Sunday morning few weeks ago, we had promised to featured probably the first stanced Mark X in Indonesia until now. The weather seemed to be really cloudy, and we’ve pretty sure that it will be rain. Shortly after Gustav arrived with his stanced lady, the cloudburst rain came to us. For sure, we will still continue this photosession whatever the condition is. Moreover, it was our pleasure to shoot this big bodied sedan in rain condition.

The very first thing that caught my eye about this car was the stark contrast between the wheels and paint. I just admitted that this whole set up is a turn on. Gustav explained to us when he made wheel selection. In keeping to the point of standing out, he use Kranze Bazreia with polish finished face, and high polished lips. Mind you, probably this is the first Kranze Bazreia choked the fenders of Mark X in the world. Gustav feels that he need to modifying or changing the setup of front wheels. Because either the front offset is too big, or he need wider set on front. But it not decreased even a single little things that makes this car far from the word of “beauty”.

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Of course as always, Gustav was a fan of static suspension. Some people think that he rides an air on this lady. But they guessed wrong, Gustav probably stay with this setup until he find the best aftermarket coilover to suit with this Mark X.

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This car actually came to Indonesia this year with very expensive price. But in my opinion, this platform is very potential to play with VIP style than it’s successor, Toyota Camry. As you can see from all of the picture in this article, you can see the impressions of this stanced lady if we refer to other brand new big bodied sedan.

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This sexy little cow was tacked in every Gustav’s ride.

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Our brother Alwafi felt that because of very rainy day, he felt less good result in his photos. So we decided to moved out to other place, even the cloudburst rain still coming, and don’t know when they stop.

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Finally we had proper spot to captured this black beauty lady. On one of local gas station, we have more chance to exploring every single corner in this car.

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Gustav tells us that this car is going to be modified more. He says he would like to looking after this year to inspired us how sexy this platform is.I really proud with Gustav’s original idea for the Mark X was put Indonesia on the map in terms of extreme static fitment and stance. Most importantly, Gustav is happy with the way the car turned out now. I really can’t wait to see the next great thing that he builds.

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