March 1, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei
A few days ago I asked Daniel O’Grady a similar question: why do the Japanese cars in Japan rust from the top down while they rust from the bottom up on the European soil?
It is funny because I can explain the European bottom up rust: we simply put salt on our roads during wintertime to fight ice and snow. However why the cars in Japan tend to rust from the top is a mystery to me…
Anyway, this beautifully crusty brown (photographed in black and white) Toyota Celica 2000GT RA25 is a good example of the top down rust:
Anyone got the answer to my question?
Found at Gagaga7310
January 7, 2014 in rustoseums by banpei
Last post in the rusty Nissan Silvia CSP311 Japanese Rustoseum series!
This particular Nissan Silvia CSP311 was found in Kusamura with a lot of overgrowth. The car appears to be in a worse state than it actually is beneath all that rust!
Only parts like the bonnet, roof and trunk are actually rusted: Read the rest of this entry →
December 20, 2013 in rustoseums by banpei
Continuing from last weeks hunting for Nissan Silvia CSP311 rustoseums I present you the second Silvia I found:
This one is in a slightly better shape than last week and it doesn’t require a forklift to retain it from falling apart… Let’s just say it is probably still restorable… As the penguins say in Madagascar 2: With grit, spit and a whole lota of duck tape…
From the rear it looks slightly better: Read the rest of this entry →
December 12, 2013 in rustoseums by banpei
Last weekend I watched Daniel O’Grady’s Wasabi Cars video about the Nissan Silvia CSP311 and got inspired by it… Actually it wasn’t finding one as clean as the Silvia in the video but rather more challenge myself to find a rusty one, one that crumbles away while staring at the photos! At least I think I managed to do a proper job here:
Just imagine: only 554 of these cars were made!
It isn’t that bad from this angle, but it gets a lot worse from the other side of the car: Read the rest of this entry →
November 27, 2013 in rustoseums by banpei
After Nissan’s success with the BE-1, the Pao and the Figaro Nissan must have smelled money. So next up for them was retro styling a SUV on top of the Sunny B14 platform and they called it the Nissan Rasheen and sold the car from 1994 to 2000.
For some reason it looks very similar to the Wartburg 353 built in East Germany (DDR) but I don’t think they did that on purpose. I can’t imagine they would do that only that short after the Fall.
Anyway, BANKAKUEMIKO uploaded a video of this marvel at his local junkyard in Japan: Read the rest of this entry →