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Toyota Supra comes to TAS dressed in 1967 Mustang duds

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Filed under: Aftermarket, Coupe, Performance, Japan, Ford, Toyota, Tokyo Auto Salon

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Here's one that's sure to set "teh internets" on fire. A group of students from Saitama University in Japan showed up to the Tokyo Auto Salon with a 2JZ-GE powered MkIV Toyota Supra dressed up like Nick Cage's Eleanor from the very bad to watch Gone in 60 Seconds remake. Not familiar with Eleanor? Aside from being far and away the best part of the film, Eleanor is a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that's been gone over with an epic-tooth comb.

But let's not get to far afield. This car is not a Ford, nor is it a Mustang. It's a Toyota with a mighty straight-six (no word if the 2JZ-GE is in fact the brawny turbo-fied version, the 2JZ-GTE) cut to look like a classic Shelby 'Stang. Before you unload to harshly in the comments, just remember students built the dang thing, students... Also, are we nuts or is anyone else seeing a whole lot of Mustang II in this particular angle?

[source: Carscoop]

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It's not an entirely preposterous proposition in that the original Celica was the Japanese pony car, with styling mimicking the Mustang's, and the Supra was an offshoot of the Celica.

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Some of the earliest Toyota Celicas had styling inspired by classic late 60s/early 70s Ford Torinos.

Aside from the fact that those students have some talent, I keep thinking of one of the ending scenes of Full Metal Jacket when I see this car. You know. The scene with the Vietnamese girl saying, "Shoot me." I think that girl and this car are both begging for the same thing, to be shot.

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