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AutoBlog: SEMA 2009: Brandon Leung's Scion xB channels Bonneville circa 1955


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Filed under: Aftermarket, Concept Cars, SEMA Show, Truck, Scion, Specialty

Scion xB Challenge entry by Brandon Leung - Click above for high-res image gallery

When we look at a Scion xB we tend to think of a lot of things, few of which are very flattering. One thing we definitely don't think of is a Bonneville Salt Flats bike hauler from the '50s, until now. That's probably why we're bloggers and not designers. Fortunately for us there is Brandon Leung, who transformed this second gen. xBox into a super sweet retro ride, complete with custom matching BOWLS bike in the bed.

That's right, this former hatchback now has a bed. A wood-lined bed at that. It has a great low stance, low and wide, a perfectly nostalgic green and cream paint scheme, and full-on Moonie-like billet aero wheels to complete the look. The changes are more than skin deep too, with engine, suspension and brake upgrades to complete the package. You can see the full breakout of changes in the gallery.

Photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.

SEMA 2009: Brandon Leung's Scion xB channels Bonneville circa 1955 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Nov 2009 13:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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