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9 Street Cars to Look Twice at From AED 2017

A little bit of everything showed up at Auto Enthusiast Day. Here are a few that caught our attention.

1. Pontiac G8

Pontiac G8 - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

Pontiac G8 - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

We wouldn’t have recognized this Holden-converted Pontiac G8 as one of our Issue 12 feature cars unless we looked twice. Recently wrapped, the red interior, brake and engine parts are now accents, offset against the matte gunmetal exterior. The G8 started off as rare, and with this one’s slew of hard-to-source Australian parts it’s now pushing unicorn status.

2. Y33 Cima / Infiniti Q45

Y33 - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

Y33 - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

This one takes the win for just how much has been done to it. 2JZ swap, custom metal wide body fenders, cage, and the meanest stance we’ve ever seen. Not only does this Y33 have the looks, it’s got the moves, too! You can spot it at any Top Drift event in SoCal.

3. Ford Mustang

Ford s550 Mustang - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

Ford s550 Mustang - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

Loud, mean and low, this S550 Mustang stands out with Airlift Performance, Trufiber components and Concept One wheels.

4. Subaru STI

2016 Subaru STI - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

2016 Subaru STI TE37 Wheels Nitto 555 - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

2016 STIs are slowly coming down in price and are quickly becoming more and more modifiable. This particular one was rocking some key components. TE37s, upgraded top mount intercooler, Ohlins suspension and an APR lip kit all around puts this STI at the top of our list.

5. '63 Mercury Comet

1963 Mercury Comet drag - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

1963 Comet - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

There’s a reason why crowds were flocked around the engine bay of this old Comet — fully drag equipped, this one-time grocery-getter is living a second life.

6. R32 GT-R 

R32 GT-R - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

The R32 GT-R in the Titan 7 wheels booth is subtle, yet beastly. No crazy aero, no crazy swaps, just a good stance, an awesome set of brakes and a beautiful set of wheels. It’s the daily driver every tuner fanboy or girl dreams about.

7. '83 Toyota Celica Coupe

1983 Toyota Celica - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

1983 Toyota Celica Tailight - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

The 1983 Celica is one of the last rear-wheel-drive greats from Toyota. Add some fender flares, remove a bumper, and you got yourself style points for days.

8. Camaro SS 1LE

Camaro 1LE - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

2017 Camaro SS 1LE - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

Chrome wraps may not be for everyone, but this track-package 1LE Camaro had us daydreaming of endless Hot Wheels drifts and childhood shenanigans.

9. Nissan 350Z

Nissan 350Z - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

Nissan 350Z - Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast Day 2017

While a 350Z may not be at the top of lists these days, what’s not to like?! Crazy styling, deep dish wheels and... it’s all the same color.

Need more from #AED2017? We got you... car show awards and full gallery here.

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