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Classifieds treasures: 1966 Toyota Crown S40 cabriolet

November 8, 2014 in ebay treasures by banpei

Today I spotted this 1966 Toyota Crown S40 for sale in the Dutch classifieds:
Classifieds treasures: Toyota Crown S40 cabriolet
What I really like about the car are the high mounted fender mirrors: exactly like they had them in Japan. Now I’ve seen some other S40 crowns with the exact same fender mirrors so I reckon they were standard like this.

Now it is a bit more special than being “just” another standard 1966 Toyota Crown S40 as it actually got its roof chopped off over the full lenght of the car: Read the rest of this entry →

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Carina Sightings: N-Style Toyota Carina AA63 by Nori Yaro

November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized by banpei

I know I have been slacking again on the blog lately… My job was killing me and last Tuesday I gave a presentation at a MySQL oriented conference in London so hardly any time left for anything else. So I promise to make it up to you with this beautiful photo of the N-Style Toyota Carina AA63 taken by Nori Yaro:
Nori Yaro visits N-Style: Toyota Carina AA63
Alexi Smith (aka Nori Yaro) visited the N-Style garage and took a couple of beautiful photographs of their car lineup, including three of the N-Style Toyota Carina AA63.
So head over to Nori Yaro’s visit to N-Style to see all the other photos!

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Car feature: Nissan 2400GT HGLC10 at Garage Denissen

October 22, 2014 in car feature by banpei

About five years ago I found a Dutch Nissan 2400GT brochure for sale on our local classifieds and I posted photos and scans of this brochure on my blog. Then I got contacted by Frans-Jan Petrij about his two Nissan 2000GT and 2400GTs and I posted a few of his photos. One thing led to another and I got contacted by a Nissan dealer called Fons Denissen who told me he actually has a Nissan 2400GT HGLC10 in his showroom!
Nissan 2400GT HGLC10 at Garage Denissen
Obviously I visited the Denissen dealership in 2010 and took a lot of photos of the 2400GT that was crammed between a few modern Nissans and at the back of the dealership there was a Datsun 240Z on a pedestal. Unfortunately my digital camera was dysfunctional so most photos were scrambled and had black lines in the photos. So I made the promise to return to the dealership and I finally was able to keep my promise and visit them again.

In the four years that passed a lot had changed at their dealership. They now also represent the Kia brand, the Datsun 240Z has gone and the Nissan 2400GT took its place on the pedestal: Read the rest of this entry →

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Teaser: something special is coming up!

October 19, 2014 in amazing by banpei

Just a small teaser of something special that is coming up:
teaser: something special is coming up!
I did a photoshoot of a quite rare and special car and can you guess which car it is?
tay tuned for the full photo series!

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Down on the Street: Static Monkey Honda Civic EP1

October 12, 2014 in dots by banpei

I could not resist capturing this Static Monkey Honda Civic EP1 parked in the Ikea parking garage today:

Yes, of all days I had to visit the Ikea on a Sunday when it is overcrowded. On the other hand: otherwise I wouldn’t have seen this little Honda Civic EP1 sport. It is an EP1 as, according to the Dutch car register, it features a 1.4 litre engine. So basically similar to mine, but then nine years older.

Now about the Static Monkeys part: Read the rest of this entry →