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Got too much Toyota AE86? [Banpei Weekly eps 11]

May 15, 2017 in banpei weekly, brochures by banpei

As the title may suggest: can you have too much of the Toyota AE86?
Got too much Toyota AE86?
Well perhaps you can! In this episode we will cover the channel news (more updates!), the Toyota AE86 update, random brochure (guess which one randomly got chosen!), a Russian Carina AA63 and more Toyota AE86es in the videos that I watched this week!

Too much Toyota AE86?

So can you have too much Toyota AE86? See for yourself below: Read the rest of this entry →

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JDM Treasure: Nissan Bluebird 910 and Laurel Spirit brochures

February 14, 2017 in brochures by banpei

Today I received this package in the mailbox! It is a stack of brochures I won via a CataWiki auction. Most of them are 90s era Nissan Maxima and Bluebird brochures, but it also included a JDM Nissan Bluebird 910 and Laurel Spirit brochure.
JDM Jackpot: Nissan Bluebird 910 brochure!
So I was really happy winning this 5 euro bargain!

Unboxing

Let the unboxing begin: Read the rest of this entry →

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Brochures: Datsun Sunny Mario 120Y

June 22, 2015 in brochures by banpei

The Mario character from Nintendo appeared for the first time in the Donkey Kong game that got released in 1981. So how could Mario show up on the inside of this 1975 Dutch Datsun Sunny 120Y brochure?
Super Mario Datsun Sunny 120Y
Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, never acknowledged anything about the origin of the character and the wildest stories have been told. Could it perhaps be modelled after this Datsun Sunny 120Y character?

The page shown above is taken from a Dutch brochure that is in typical mid 70s style: Read the rest of this entry →

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Brochures: Datsun pricelist from 1973

December 26, 2014 in brochures by banpei

Last week I posted a picture of the showroom of a Dutch Datsun dealership and I remembered I also got a genuine Datsun pricelist with the Dutch Datsun catalogue I bought some time ago:
Datsun pricelist from 1973

The Datsun pricelist is from February 1973 (pre 1973 oil crisis) and the prices are at least a bit surprising: Read the rest of this entry →

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Brochures: 1971 Suzuki Fronte LC10 II Stingray Sports kit

June 25, 2014 in brochures by banpei

Even before Suzuki released the Suzuki Fronte Coupe they already made the existing (facelifted) Suzuki Fronte LC10 II (as known as the Stingray) look more sporty with this sports kit:
Suzuki Fronte LC10 II Stingray sports kit
I must say this Sukuki Fronte LC10 SSS really looks bad ass!

As the SSS already had a very potent 36hp engine (not bad for a 360cc air cooled engine!) so the sports kit only included exterior and interior upgrades: Read the rest of this entry →

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Brochures: French/Spanish and JDM Mitsubishi Galant Eterna

February 18, 2014 in brochures by banpei

After one and a half years I finally solved a puzzle regarding a JDM Mitsubishi Galant Eterna on French license plates in the Spanish Pyrenees! Today I found a couple more pieces of this puzzle:
Brochures Mitsubishi Galant Eterna
Not the same Galant Eterna but a white 2000GSR GT Turbo model also on French plates in the pit lane of, most probably, the Le Mans circuit in France including a Japanese celebrity called Ken Takakura (高倉健) born as Goichi Oda.

Then the same guy with a dog stand in front of a big ship with the same car with Japanese license plates: Read the rest of this entry →