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‘Slammed’ Toyota 86 is Santiphap’s pride and joy

Santiphap Nuankham is bringing a touch of Thailand to Kalgoorlie-Boulder with his hotted-up 2014 Toyota 86.

Bought back in 2017, Mr Nuankham spent countless hours and money working on his pride and joy.

“My friend got a black 86 and I was like, that looks cool, so I got one too,” Mr Nuankham said.

“Back at home in Thailand, where I grew up, everyone had sporty types of cars.”

2014 Toyota 86.2014 Toyota 86.
Camera Icon2014 Toyota 86. Credit: Tori O’Connor

Mr Nuankham likes to always have something new on his car, having changed his wheels and body kit twice already.

Working as a mechanic has given Mr Nuankham the skills he needs to do all the modification to his car himself, with some help from friends.

Fitted out with rocket bunny v1 body kit, Invidia N1 exhaust, SSR wheels and Tom’s tail-lights, this 86 stands out against the dusty red dirt.

“I love everything about it,” he said.

Santiphap Nuankham with his 2014 Toyota 86.Santiphap Nuankham with his 2014 Toyota 86.
Camera IconSantiphap Nuankham with his 2014 Toyota 86. Credit: Tori O’Connor

“I am more into slamming my car up then racing it.

“My friends and I work on our cars every weekend together, then go driving and take photos.”

Mr Nuankham’s passion for Japanese sports cars started at young age and one day he dreams of owning a Nissan Skyline R34 GTR but he plans to never part with his first car — the 86.

“Right now, I am saving up for my turbo charge to hopefully do in the near future,” he said.

Founder of the Outlaws car club Mr Nuankham started the club so his friends can all appreciate their hard work and cars together.

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