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Take 5: Wide Body Evolution IX

When the Evolution IX came out in 2006, John Roxas knew instantly that this was the car of his dreams. So when the opportunity to buy one finally arrived years later, he took it. He had a vague idea of what he wanted the finished product to look like, but the rest was up in the air. John just wanted to make sure the build was uniquely his.

And therein lies the fun part about project cars. You may have a vision, but who knows what might change along the way! Sources of inspiration are everywhere, good deals can come out of nowhere, and original priorities can end up elsewhere down the line. How will John's Evo continue to ~evolve~ in the days to come? Follow him on Instagram to find out.

John Roxas  |  @jay_rxs

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX SE

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

1. What is the best mod to your vehicle?

Tomei Expreme Ti Catback Exhaust

2. Who/what has been the biggest influence on or inspiration for the build?

I originally imagined my Evo looking something like the Voltex wide body. Now, my inspiration is simply to build it the way I'd be happy with it.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

3. What is your biggest automotive pet peeve?

When people tell you how to build your car, as if they're paying for it.

4. What is your favorite music to build or drive to?

I listen to anything upbeat to enjoy both when I'm working on it and when I'm driving.

5. What is your next automotive adventure?

Next adventure is Spocom SF, then looking forward to taking it to Willow Springs on November 25.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

(Photos: @renz.jpg@berwhintoo)

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