Sometimes the smallest mods can make a car stand out in a very large way. Paul Summers’ 2013 Scion FRS received that treatment recently. He purchased the car brand new in Washington state with zero miles on it, and then journeyed cross-country three months later. Once in its final destination, Virginia, the modifications began. Paul nixed the factory exhaust for an Invidia cat-back and the OEM suspension was swapped in favor of BC Racing coilovers. Not long after, Paul picked up new shoes in the form of some aggressive Work XD-9′s.
The biggest impact has come from the color change that was just done. It was kept under wraps while Tyler Costello at Little Joe’s worked his magic in the paint booth. Paul had always wanted a purple car, and he ended up choosing a House of Kolor candy purple that was sprayed over a black base coat to make a deep, rich color. I got word of the color change, and was given a teaser shot as it was getting reassembled. I knew it was going to be a difficult color to capture being that it was so dark, but the paint had barely dried before it was in front of the camera. I was pretty excited to be given the first shot at capturing this stunning car, and it was well worth the technical troubles we had.
Be sure to follow Paul on Instagram @wrecked180 for more shots of his car, and follow me @shakezuhla for more pictures of dope cars and previews of upcoming shoots and features.
Paul: “Shout outs to Little Joe’s for the paint, Sumospeed car club, and Pirate Dan Summers for everything he has done. Good friends and good times.”
Matt: “Thanks to everyone that helped with the shoot, David Randall for providing a vehicle and ride for rolling shots, Mary Williams for giving me a ride to the different locations, and Paul for allowing me the first photoshoot of his newly painted car.”