Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Japanese rustoseums (part nine)

It has been some time since I posted the last rustoseum, so here are some more! What about this poor GA61 Celica XX? It already looks way beyond reasonable repairs:
Toyota Celica XX GA61 Rustoseum
Toyota Celica XX GA61 Rustoseum

It was supposed to be the flagship of the Celcia XX range… What happened? Did the owner think it got out of fashion? At least the 15 inch 6J Celica XX rims look salvageable…

How about this Silvia S13 in the foliage then?
Nissan Silvia S13 Rustoseum
Nissan Silvia S13 Rustoseum

Sure enough its headlights were stripped, but apart from that it still looks quite complete… Maybe still salvageable?

And the last one, a (former) white MR2:
Toyota MR2 AW11 Rustoseum
Toyota MR2 AW11 Rustoseum

It still looks okay and complete: not too much rust. Now is that picture playing tricks with me or does the car next to it have some bosozoku exhaust pipes??


  1. OsakaCarSalvageArtiste

    Hello banpei.
    I am a Gaijin, but I work in Osaka Japan as foreign sales advisor to Hitachi. Boring office job, I know, but I was wondering if you know the location of the grey Toyota Mark II grande and the Cedric Y31 that you posted pics of.
    I buy and acquire forlorn, stolen, or abandoned vehicles, with proper approval from the law of course, and nurse them back to health, and fullsize Toyota’s and nissans are my favorite because of the large parts network for them, and their durability and solidness. (I imported an 89′ Mark II Grande to America to drive daily since I loved the handling so much)
    So would you know where these cars are located?

  2. banpei

    I have no idea where the photographer shot these pictures, but you can always ask him. This is where the gallery was located:

    And this is his profile page:

  3. sidney cooper

    i know the guy who is selling the silvia with no lights

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