Peaches Jordan’s Toyota Aristo — Military Life — Stripes

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Toyota Aristo

Peaches Jordan’s Toyota

Carlos Bongioanni / SS

A love of drives Peaches Jordan at Air Base, Okinawa, to spend of dollars on modifications to keep her Toyota Aristo looking

Carlos Bongioanni / SS

KADENA AIR Okinawa — The airman standing at Kadena’s Gate 1 watched as a 1991 Toyota Aristo to a stop.

With its V-8 engine in idle, the sleek black sat low to the ground like a panther.

The driver’s tinted black lowered. A hand protruded, long, multicolored striped encasing an identification card. As the returned to grip a lustrous mahogany steering wheel, the revved with a low rumble, four immaculate chrome-rimmed

The gate guard turned and until the sporty coupe into the distance with its chrome tailpipes imitating the of a turbosupercharger.

Peaches Jordan, the owner, has a fetish for stylish that compels her to spend of dollars to make modifications turn heads. But it’s not an ego she said.

Why do you do this to your car?

I love vehicles,” Jordan “Working on them is my hobby. If got the money … you might as well do it and make them nice.”

are some of the things you do to your

Since acquiring the Aristo in Jordan lowered it two inches by the shock absorber springs. She a wing-shaped fiberglass spoiler to the added a CD/cassette stereo and put in a solid mahogany steering She changed her headlights to blue and put a chrome frame around her plate. She also installed two chrome tail pipes to her vehicle a turbo-charged sound.

Where do you get the materials you use on your

“I go to Starks or Auto Box. been here three … My Japanese friends told me to go.”

Where do you go to show off car?

Jordan said she make the modifications to show off or to with others. When she somebody else with a car, she’ll roll her window and give them a word. “I have an appreciation for others do to their cars. I hate on somebody because might have something I have.”

How much have you paid in for the car?

Jordan said she out and bought the Aristo for only from a person who was transferring off the and had to sell before the car’s compulsory insurance ran out. The car had some major modifications to it, including a $3,500 custom-made side-skirts kit.

What is the upgrade you plan to make?

Before leaving Okinawa year, Jordan said she to spend as much as $12,000 for upgrades and modifications to meet safety specifications. She plans to 19-inch “phat” tires and chrome rims for about She also plans to install a dashboard and paneling for $2,000, as as a mini television and DVD player for To meet U.S. safety she’ll have to make modifications that will up to $4,500.

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