August 23, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei
From various sources (like WasabiCars) I understood that finding a junkyard in Japan is very rare. There are some private yards that are mostly owned by garage owners and use the cars in the yard as spare parts. When I saw this photo of a real junkyard on a Japanese blog I couldn’t believe what I saw:
In this big pile of rust I detected: a Mercury Cougar, a four door Toyota Chaser X30, a Mitsubishi Galant Λ (aka the Mitsubishi/Plymouth Sapporo and Dodge Challenger), a Toyota Celica A60 (maybe an XX?), a Nissan Skyline C210, a Toyota Corona T130, a Toyota Crown MS50 and the nicest of them all: a Toyota Publica van.
More photos of this junkyard can be found here: route0030
July 3, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei
Sometimes you get lucky and bump into the original source of an earlier rustoseums post and find additional photos, just like this Toyota Corolla Levin AE86:
The first images are an overgrown Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 but below that I found the photos I posted earlier (found at a different source) of an overgrown Toyota Carina AA63. As you can see the Levin is just as badly overgrown as the Carina and even worse in terms of its rustyness. It still has one good thing: the gigantic ducktail spoiler.
As you can see even the supercharged 4A-GZE has been overgrown: Read the rest of this entry →
June 14, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei
The previous rustoseum I posted was photographed by the same person as who photographed this rusty Mazda Cosmo 110S:
I didn’t mind the 280ZX that much but this Cosmo almost makes my cry. Both from anger and grief…
However I must say Gagaga7310 is a really good photographer. He photographed the rust on trunk in the best way possible: Read the rest of this entry →
May 31, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei
It has been a while since I posted a good crusty rustoseum! I found this Nissan Fairlady 280Z on a blog called GaGaGa who is actually a photographer of many things, including rusty cars:
I must say he portrayed the Fairlady very well!
It is even more impressive seen from the rear: Read the rest of this entry →
April 30, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei
Yesterday I posted a cutaway picture of a Suzuki Fronte Coupe LC10W and today I have an even more impressive cutaway car: a Nissan Bluebird SSS 910!
Well, actually it isn’t drawn… It has been scavenged for panels, then standing outside too long and the whole body structure collapsed some time ago. So in other words: just like a cutaway picture you can see its inner bowels very well!
Sorry for the very very low res photos but the source did not feature anything better…
This proves the provenance of the shell: Read the rest of this entry →