Ebay treasures: fancy a Mitsuoka taxi?

July 10, 2013 in ebay treasures

No this is not a product of an undiscovered British car brand with an exotic name:
Ebay Treasures - Mitsuoka Galue
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 →

Ebay Treasures: 28000km 1980 Mitsubishi Colt

June 8, 2013 in ebay treasures

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!
Ebay Treasures: 28000km Mitsubishi Colt 1980
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 →

Ebay Treasures: 66 kilometer Opti from the Leipzig Auto Show!

October 13, 2012 in ebay treasures

According to the claim on Marktplaats (Dutch Craigslist) this 1992 Daihatsu Opti was actually a show car for the 1992 Leipzig Auto Show:
Ebay Treasures: 1992 Daihatsu Opti
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 →

Ebay treasures: Mitsuoka’s View on Jaguar

October 1, 2012 in ebay treasures

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:
Marktplaats Treasures: Mitsuoka Viewt
Yes from up front it really looks like a Jaguar Mark 2!

But from a different angle… Read the rest of this entry →

Marktplaats treasures: Low mileage Mazda RX5 (not even 1000km!)

September 14, 2012 in amazing

This ad on Marktplaats (Dutch Ebay/Craigslist) really shocked me: a genuine Mazda RX5 with less than 1000 kilometer on the odometer!
Low mileage Mazda RX5
Obviously I contacted the seller and he confirmed the car is genuine. It never left the dealership and nobody has owned the car before and it was only used occasionally for a (very) short drive to keep it in good condition!

Now imagine how immaculate this car is: Read the rest of this entry →