Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Japanese rustoseums (part thirteen)

Time for a few more rustoseums!

Some time ago I proved that it could get worse than just a few sports cars rusting away: a bunch of Skyline C10s is about the worst thing I could find. The second worst rustoseum is absolutely the Mazda Cosmo and this Nissan Skyline 2000 GTE KGC111 is a good third I guess:
Japanese rustoseum: Nissan Skyline 2000 GTE KGC111
Japanese rustoseum: Nissan Skyline 2000 GTE KGC111

The 2000 GT-E KGC111 was the Hardtop version of the C110 range with a fuel injected L20. It superseded the carbed 2000 GT KGC110 and to distinguish the difference between the two the type designation was inceased with one. This Skyline GT-E is definitely beyond repair…

And fourth place would definitely be this Isuzu 117 Coupe:
Japanese rustoseum: Isuzu 117 Coupe
Japanese rustoseum: Isuzu 117 Coupe

The Isuzu 117 Coupe is one of the most beautiful Japanese cars. Since it has been designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro it shares a lot of design cues with the first Audi 100 (coupe) and IMO that is one of the few beautiful Audis! However this example certainly isn’t the most beautiful 117 anymore… But at least, with some love and care, it looks repairable. ;)


  1. B-San

    Such a sad sight! What a loss… you can’t inmagine people letting these cars rust away like that!

  2. makudori

    This is a Mazda Luce

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