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 →
June 10, 2013 in carina sightings, rustoseums by banpei
Now this is a sad case as this Carina is not rusting…
You can clearly see some foliage growing out of the car where ever the plants can make their way to a more sunny spot, so why not just take the hole in the transmission tunnel as the quickest way out? Read the rest of this entry →
March 22, 2013 in rustoseums by banpei
This (nowadays) very rare second generation Datsun Violet is not for the faint hearted as its original color has been replaced by bubbly brown patina:
The Datsun Violet 160J SSS A10 was sold in Europe with the twin carbed L16T and was top of the line Violet back then. Given the state of this Violet now I reckon it should be currently at the bottom of the line.
Can it really be that bad? Yes it can! Just take a look on the other side of the car: Read the rest of this entry →
September 8, 2012 in rustoseums by banpei
It is no secret that I am a huge Honda City Turbo fan and it feels terrible watching this video by Wasabicars:
The video shows a small junkyard where not only three convertibles can be found, but also two more rare Honda City Turbo IIs. Also known as the Bulldog…
You can watch the whole video here: Read the rest of this entry →