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Best import project cars

Updated on December 22, 2012

Looking for an import project car to work on? Take a look at this list of very popular import cars for ideas. Each one has had major impact in the import world. You'll have no problem finding aftermarket as well as OEM parts for your project.

Modified Acura Integra
Modified Acura Integra

Acura Integra DC2 (1994-2001)

The third generation Acura Integra (1994-2001) was extremely popular back in the day. Chassis codes for these cars were DC1, DC2 and DC4. They were available as 3-door hatchbacks as well as a 4-door model. These Acuras came with the legendary B18B series motors. And, if you were lucky to get a GS-R, it came with a B18C.

It's rather sleek and stylish as it is in stock form, however, it looks amazing when modified. For a true transformation of this car into something unique, I'd recommend a nice body kit, wheels/tires and some performance mods (exhaust, headers, intake).

Honda Civic EG6 (1992-1995)

The Honda Civic EG6 is wildly popular. I'd be so bold to say that it's THE most popular project car 'til this day. One could be bought very cheaply and there are unlimited possibilities for this car. Many have done engine swaps with the aforementioned Acura Integra motor.

Modified Nissan 240SX
Modified Nissan 240SX

Nissan 240SX S13 (1989-1994)

The Nissan 240SX S13 is also wildly popular now. Many are making this 240SX's JDM (like how they look like in Japan. Others are building them with the specific purpose to drift them. And that's not just one reason why. This car is rear wheel drive, so it makes it even more desirable.

Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86) (1984-1987)

This Toyota Corolla came by many names. The Levin or Trueno and the infamous "hachiroku." It was front engine, rear wheel drive and came as a coupe or hatchback. All engines were 1.6 liters. This car is VERY popular. Many enthusiasts are finding old Corollas and fixing them up to be JDM. Not to mention, this is one of the best drift cars out there.

Toyota MR2 SW20 (1990-1996)

The Toyota MR2 SW20 is the second generation in a total generation of 3 (which spanned from 1984-2007). As of now, extremely rare to find. Highlights are the mid engine, rear wheel drive chassis that many enthusiasts compared its looks to a higher end Ferrari. The MR2 Turbo came from the factory with a turbocharged 2.0 liter 3S-GTE engine which produced 200 horsepower.

Lexus GS 300 JZS147 (1991-1997)

The Lexus GS (JZS147) (also called the Aristo in Japan) was a front engine, rear wheel drive car that Lexus first introduced in 1991. It has been very popular with modifications for all different types of projects by enthusiasts.


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