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kot
2013.09.10, 08:40 PM
Managed to get my hands on a 2003 Esso Supra, so now I can show you guys this:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2873/9718977557_3a68901890_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdeeela/9718977557/)
02 vs 03 Esso Ultraflo 4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdeeela/9718977557/) by kdeeela (http://www.flickr.com/people/kdeeela/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/9718972823_2342633187_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdeeela/9718972823/)
02 vs 03 Esso Ultraflo 3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdeeela/9718972823/) by kdeeela (http://www.flickr.com/people/kdeeela/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/9718967441_ca0d3198fb_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdeeela/9718967441/)
02 vs 03 Esso Ultraflo 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdeeela/9718967441/) by kdeeela (http://www.flickr.com/people/kdeeela/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5531/9718962149_c6c168b529_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdeeela/9718962149/)
02 vs 03 Esso Ultraflo 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kdeeela/9718962149/) by kdeeela (http://www.flickr.com/people/kdeeela/), on Flickr

Not the best photos, but it's fun to look at the overall aesthetics and placement of things :)

From my judgment, the newer released supras are sh*t quality in terms of decal placement and gloss finish... good if you wanna just smash it around. If the older bodies were gloss coated, they'd be a real looker. #6 has a nicer profile too, whereas #1 is too boxy.

Anyway, enjoy!

herman
2013.09.10, 10:00 PM
nice... thanks for sharing... :D

optimaforever
2013.11.08, 10:07 AM
From my judgment, the newer released supras are sh*t quality in terms of decal placement and gloss finish... good if you wanna just smash it around. If the older bodies were gloss coated, they'd be a real looker. #6 has a nicer profile too, whereas #1 is too boxy.

I can't +++ enough your judgment :D

soulstice
2013.11.08, 12:16 PM
Not sure the context of this thread but are you comparing the glosscoat to the fine hand polish? Because the #1 2003 was available in glosscoat originally before the hand polish.

#6 2002 was originally released in 2003.
#1 2003 was originally released in 2004.

In general I really miss all the glosscoats...so cheap and so pretty.

optimaforever
2013.11.08, 12:49 PM
I think he means Supra No.6 2002 was not glosscoated yet.
And therefore regrets it.
No.1 2003 was glosscoated (MZG and MZX) but not anymore (MZP).
I guess the smashable ones are the MPZ...?
I had a MZG 2003 for a looong time but it's unbreakable (yet).

kot
2013.11.09, 09:43 PM
Context was more for aesthetic placement of parts and decals between the two existing supra runs.

My personal observation was just about the quality of the #1 that I got (MZX), where decals were cracked or just generally out of place. The #6 had time taken into it, easily visible by decal placement despite no clear coat or polish. If I had to bash one, it'd be the #1 just because of the coating and it's low rarity.

Still, #6 is grail status for me.

Also I think I realized there was just miscommunication.
2002 refers to the #6 Supra that ran in the JGTC (Super GT) 500 series in '02.
2003 refers to the #1 Supra that ran in '03.

Didn't mean production dates of the bodies themselves :)