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Ebay Treasures: Nissan Silvia S12 Grand Prix project

June 27, 2014 in ebay treasures by banpei

It is always sad to see an abandoned project for sale, especially if it may be a well known Nissan Silvia S12 Grand prix widebody:
Nissan Silvia S12 Grand Prix widebody
According to the ad the Nissan Silvia S12 Grand Prix has been stripped to bare metal and all rust has been resolved and a cage has been welded in.

Everything has been properly coated except for the hatch and bonnet: Read the rest of this entry →

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Ebay treasures: The Mazda RX7 FB Wankelrossa

December 22, 2013 in ebay treasures by banpei

Back in the early 80s I managed to get my hands on a Mazda brochure that included the Mazda RX7 FB and many times I dreamed away think I would drive in one. Shortly after that the Ferrari Testarossa arrived and that literally blew away any boy-dream of owning a sportscar and I ended up solely drooling over Ferraris. I think a similar thing happened to this Mazda RX-7 FB that got some Testarossa treament:
Hilarious: Mazda RX7 FB Wankelrossa
Perhaps the owner bought the car and restyled it in Testarossa style a few years later?

Anyway, the (useless) side intake definitely looks as enormous as the one found on the Testarossa: Read the rest of this entry →

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Ebay treasures: fancy a Mitsuoka taxi?

July 10, 2013 in ebay treasures by banpei

No this is not a product of an undiscovered British car brand with an exotic name:
Ebay Treasures - Mitsuoka Galue
It is is also not the new London taxi built by a Chinese car manufacturer either…
It actually is a product by Mitsuoka called the Galue and is based upon the Nissan Crew taxi!

All Mitsuoka products are inspired by 40s and 50s British cars (like Jaguar, Rover, etc) and the two versions of the Galue are no exception to this rule: Read the rest of this entry →

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Ebay Treasures: 28000km 1980 Mitsubishi Colt

June 8, 2013 in ebay treasures by banpei

When I spotted this advert on Marktplaats earlier this week I was surprised that a Colt with this low mileage (28000 kilometers, confirmed) was for sale for less than 3500 euros!
Ebay Treasures: 28000km Mitsubishi Colt 1980
The car has always been taken care of by the one and the same dealer: Borgmeijer in Zwolle.

Its grey color still looks stunning after 33 years: Read the rest of this entry →

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Ebay Treasures: 66 kilometer Opti from the Leipzig Auto Show!

October 13, 2012 in ebay treasures by banpei

According to the claim on Marktplaats (Dutch Craigslist) this 1992 Daihatsu Opti was actually a show car for the 1992 Leipzig Auto Show:
Ebay Treasures: 1992 Daihatsu Opti
The car has been shipped from Japan to Leipzig to be shown to the public. Apparently the public didn’t like it that much and the Opti never made it to Europe.

The car was never shipped back to Japan and put in storage somewhere in Europe and recently came back to the surface: Read the rest of this entry →