Have You Ever Seen A Taxi Like This?

If there’s one similarity between and Bangkok and Tokyo, it’s the overabundance of taxis roaming around the city looking for their next fare. However, while the streets of Japan’s capital city are filled with boring clones, the taxis of Thailand’s capital are vibrant and interesting. They can even be owned privately if the driver decides not to sign up with a taxi company.

Those who choose to go it alone can usually be found behind the wheel of a yellow and green car; they also tend to make a few modifications to their taxis in order to reflect their personalities.

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It can be something as simple as a nice set of wheels or a loud exhaust, but the owner of this Toyota Corolla Altis decided to take it to the next level. In doing so, he’s created one of coolest taxis I’ve ever seen.

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When its air suspension is completely aired out, the massive 20-inch Work LS Chiarezza wheels sit flush with the widened fenders. Look past the two-tone exterior and the style is unmistakably VIP.

The interior has been decked out to match the VIP-inspired exterior with no less than 10 video screens mounted throughout. There’s also a high-power sound system, custom illumination, and luxurious leather trim to ensure passengers travel in comfort and style.

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Oh, and why not display a bottle of Jack Daniels and a matching hip flask in both the driver and passenger doors…

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The best part of it all? The owner can legally pick up passengers given it’s his private taxi car. You gotta love Thailand!

Ron Celestine
Instagram: celestinephotography

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Sebastian Motsch

Thailand is a great country for petrolheads. Finding full-on VIP style Taxis like the beautiful Altis in the articel is a challenge, but you will find modified Taxis without even trying hard. Sometimes the ride is stock - but some odd detail will make you smile. :-)

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Very true! Even the tuk tuk have some form of modification done to them ^^ The 18 wheelers ( 10 wheelers?) Really had my attention but only spotted them randomly v.v

3

Be cooler if it could drift.

4

Lol. A drift taxi eh

5

Can you please provide taxi name or some information about it?
I am going to Bangkok soon and want to try drive at this taxi.

Thank you :)

6

You can meet him (this car owner) at the airport (Suwannabhumi) its hard if you will find him outside the airport. he must pick a passenger from the airport.

7

I wish I knew! I be only saw him that event and since it's a private hire, it will be much harder to find him if he it's even picking people up :(

8

I hate to nitpick but, the bottle in the door shown in the image is a Johnnie Walker Black Label not Jack Daniels.

9

Ah your absolutely correct. Good nitpicking sir !

10

nice article covering something you don't see everyday.

11

Thank you! Def try to do that from time to time ^^

12

Hi Ron. You should go the the river market. There they fit 4age engine with big turbos to their boat.

13

I was wondering what engine they had in those! Those things looked mad!

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