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:
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 →
July 10, 2013 in ebay treasures by banpei
No this is not a product of an undiscovered British car brand with an exotic name:
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 →
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!
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 →
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:
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 →
October 1, 2012 in ebay treasures by banpei
Back in the late fifties Jaguar launched the Mark 2 as a medium sized saloon and it was an instant hit! The Mark 2 entry level engine already had an output of 120hp (cars with ten times less horses were still for sale back then!) and its top model, the 3.8 litre XK model, featured an output of 220hp. To put that into contrast: that is about as much as the Lexus IS250 outputs nowadays.
Imagine then the creation of this little lookalike:
Yes from up front it really looks like a Jaguar Mark 2!
But from a different angle… Read the rest of this entry →