Friday, August 29, 2014

5k: Bosozuku Grey Hair: 1995 Buick Roadmaster

A particularly interesting subculture in the Japanese car modification scene is something called Bosozuku style, which combines the radical styling with crazy long exhaust pipes (from Japanese motorcycle gangsters) and slammed looks.  There really isn't anything quite like it in the USA, but occasionally you'll find a car stateside that has been created in homage to the Japanese custom scene.  Find this 1995 Buick Roadmaster offered for $5,500 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.

 The best part about this custom is the fact that the seller says he used 12-gauge steel for the body panels.  12-gauge steel is seriously beefy stuff, over 1/10th of an inch thick and better suited to tank or battelship armor plating than a custom wing or hood on a Buick.  Each 12 inch x 12 inch square of 12-gauge sheet metal weighs over 4 pounds.  I guess you'll need something bulletproof to survive the onslaught in the thing is going to be seriously massive.

See a heavier piece of barely moveable sculpture?

Originally seen on oppositelock as posted by bugattatra.


  1. I find it a trifle disconcerting that the car looks like it was painted with left-over house paint from the structure behind it - but that's just me. Maybe it's a feature?

  2. Everything about this car is disconcerting. The bosozuku thing is fun in its own wacky way, but this car just isn't ... wacky enough, I guess.

    More importantly ... Who does he think is going to buy this??

  3. Buy it and his neighbors will be the happiest people in the deal.

  4. That is seriously retarded. Usually I want to meet the characters who make wacky stuff, but not even in this case.

  5. Willie, Talk to the neighbors first and maybe you can pick up enough "donations" to really bring the out-of-pocket expense down.... Get down a few bucks and get a bargain on the running gear and sell the rest of the sculpture for scrap...

  6. should have left it as a driving billboard

  7. This is what happens when you have too much of Heisenberg's blue candy

  8. I'm embarrassed. I'll be leaving Albuquerque, post-haste.

  9. I see a future demolition derby world champ. Or Godzilla's arch nemesis.

  10. It's a weird trend to begin with, but using a Buick Roadmaster really ups the weird. The folks who are into this style AND want it on a Roadmaster are very few and far between.

  11. Hey, and it is even painted in Prosthesis Pink. What more could a guy want?

  12. Isn't that "hearing-aid" beige?

    1. I think you are correct. Maybe my monitor is a bit "off".


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