Modified Lexus GS400 With Bentley Front End is a Winning Combination for Show Car
Efrain Garcia can be labeled a revolutionary car builder when it comes to the amazing style and performance of his 1998 Lexus GS400. Many custom modifications including the front end of a 2006 Bentley GT, sunroof of a 2007 Mini Cooper and tail lights from a 2008 Lexus LS460 have all come together to complete this automotive masterpiece. This unique "Bentlex" sets a new precedence in the custom show car industry.
This "Bentlex" has custom white interior with green diamond cut stitching
Custom 1998 Lexus GS400 with 2006 Bentley GT front end
Garcia's fan club continues to grow every day. "I began building this car just to stand out from other people," he said, "but everywhere I go, people love my car and stop me to take pictures of it." Garcia is a member of the L.A. Chapter Nokturnal Car Club. "After joining the club about 5 years ago, I have worked hard to earn their respect," said Garcia. "Since then, I have worked my way up to joining the council."
Winning numerous car shows in 2009 with this '98 GS400 has given Garcia the recognition he disserves. Some of the car shows include Dub L.A., Dub Arizona, Dub San Jose, Lowrider Nationals, Lowrider Festival and the Ludikrs Car Show.
The "Bentlex" has also been featured on the front cover of Addex Magazine in Europe and Kings of the Street in Arizona. J-Lug Magazine and Lux-G Magazine in Japan have also featured Garcia's custom ride.
Efrain Garcia uses K&N High-Flow Air Intake System 57-9011. "I have used K&N since I bought this car back in 2005," he said. "I got more horsepower and improved my fuel mileage by about 3 miles per gallon. I also love the sound it makes when you step on the gas. It sounds like a jet passing by."
The future holds even bigger plans for Garcia's ride. "I have plans to improve my suspension," he said, "And install a newer, sportier front bumper and grill."
Modifications for Efrain Garcia's 1998 Lexus GS400are as follows:
Engine - K&N High Flow Intake (57-9011) custom painted to match the car
Exterior - Front end conversion using 2006 Bentley GT original parts, 2007 Mini Cooper sunroof, 2008 Lexus LS460 Tail Lights, shaved doors and trunk, and a set 24" TIS wheels for the high profile shows and a set of 22" GFG wheels for the local shows.
Interior - Custom white interior with green diamond cut stitching and a fiberglass dash.
Suspension - Custom lowered suspension.
Audio and Video - 15" Monitor in the dash, 2 12" Alpine Sub-woofers in a fiber glass enclosure, 12" TV in the rear, and a 20" TV on the exterior of the trunk.
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