Living the Low Life // Johnny’s Prelude

Being located in the Nashville, TN area, you don’t see many slammed cars, seeing them is like finding a needle in a haystack. One of the most beautiful slammed cars in the area is Johnny DeLuca’s 2001 Honda Prelude, it is an amazing sight to see.

(Photos and Words by: Omar Dada)

Johnny bought the Prelude as his first car, and has had it since. According to him, he has had his fair share of the “Prelude curse” and the car has been through a lot, but nevertheless, it is clean. He doesn’t care about going fast, he’s out there breaking necks living the low life. Johnny says that it’s a project that will never be done, and he will keep adding or changing things to his car.

I have personally seen this car change since I got into the car scene, and they’ve definitely been good changes. When Johnny got the Alphards on, I saw them for the first time at a huge car meet, and didn’t think that they looked too good, but after shooting it, and seeing it a little closer up and more, I think they look really nice, and they’re definitely unique, especially with the chrome touch to it.

The interior of Johnny’s car seems like it’s one of a kind, he’s changed up his steering wheel, and seats to all be aftermarket. He got S2000 seats, and did a black-to-tan swap, which makes them look really nice with the color of his car.

Johnny has a lot of stuff done to this car, and I’m sure he’ll keep doing more and more stuff to it, and can’t wait to see what else he has in store for his Lude.

Modification List:

•       JDM H22A
•       Auto-to-Manual trans swap
•       Stage 2 clutch
•       8lb flywheel
•       Chipped P28
•       AEM intake
•       Test pipe
•       Mugen twin loop cat-back exhaust

•       Mercedes Alphards – Chrome 18×8.5 / 18×9.5
•      Custom wheel adapters
•       Rolled and pulled fenders/quarters
•       Modified Tein Coilovers
•       Neon blue extended lug nuts
•       Candy blue painted brakes
•       Fatlace blue dice valve stem caps

•      Black-to-tan interior swap
•      OEM tan s2000 seats
•       OEM tan dash
•       OEM tan door panels
•       OEM tan center console
•       OEM tan sunroof slider, visors, map light
•       OEM wood grain dash kit
•       Nardi wood grain steering wheel
•       Works bell short hub
•       NRG 2.0 quick release
•       Mugen shift knob
•       Red stitched shift boot
•       Broadway rear view mirror
•       Silver gauge rings
•       Pioneer F90BT screen
•       JL Audio VR 6×9 speakers
•       JL Audio C-650s speakers
•       Aftermarket alarm system
•       Gutted trunk

•       Complete exterior restoration
•       Full re-spray Satin Silver Metallic
•       Painted stock side skirts and rear lip
•       Bi-xenon projector retrofitted headlights from FZS
•       6000k HIDs
•       OEM front lip
•       JDM front bumper
•       JDM fenders
•       JDM side markers
•       JDM fog lights tinted yellow and 3000k HIDs
•       Shaved emblems front and rear
•       Shaved trunk key hole
•       Shaved PRELUDE lettering
•       Shaved license plate area front bumper
•       Red pinstripe grill
•       15% window tint
•      Kicks Whips Chicks plate frame
•       LED license plate light


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