Manga Cars

A flying Nissan Cherry X-1R coupe and a rusty Honda N360 will feature in this fourth episode of spotting manga cars! I’ll read this Japanese manga of Restore Garage 251 and I found over 25 different cars in it!
Manga Car Spotting - Nissan Cherry X-1R and Honda N360 - Restore Garage 251

Restore Garage 251 by Ryuji Tsugihara

Restore Garage 251 revolves around Satomi Yumejiro and his grand son, who restore old Japanese cars. In each restoration there seems to be a background story: either some owner / ex-owner wishing to restore their lost love or some special car that is restored and given to a collector. The great thing about Restore Garage 251 is that it also focuses on the technique behind the restoration: how carburetors work, how a steering rack works and how you can mend metal into place. Definitely a manga that I would love to see translated and published in English!

You can find the video and the high resolution scans of the panels containing manga cars below:

Manga Car spotting video

Even though I spent a lot of time preparing this video and am convinced all cars have been identified correctly, I can always be wrong. Don’t hesitate to leave any suggestions or updates in the comments below! Also to make it easier for you to look in depth at these manga cars, I’ve includes the scanned panels in the next section below.

Scanned panels

If you wish to purchase this Manga, you can find it here:
Restore Garage 251 on Amazon

Cars in this video

  • Nissan Cherry X-1R
    Nissan Cherry X-1R coupeFlying Nissan Cherry X-1R coupeDads Nissan Cherry X-1R coupe

  • Honda N360
    Honda N360

  • Nissan President HG50
    Cars in the Sapporo Golf course parking lot

  • BMW X5 or Toyota Alphard?
  • Volkswagen Golf IV
  • Toyota Celica XX A40
  • Bentley Arnage
    Yakuza boss Bentley Arnage

  • Honda Civic 1st gen 2x
    Various cars in a junkyard

  • Subaru 360
  • Honda Life Step Van
  • Mitsubishi Galant / Lancer
  • Nissan Skyline C110 sedan
  • Mitsubishi Jeep
  • Mitsubishi Minica 2nd gen
  • Nissan Skyline C110 sedan
  • Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Honda N360 2x
    Various cars in a junkyard

  • Toyota Carina TA17
  • Toyota Chaser X30/X40
  • Mitsubishi Fuso Canter
    Mitsubishi Fuso Canter flatbed truck

  • Toyota Crown Comfort Taxi
  • Suzuki Carry / Every truck
  • Suzuki Carry / Every van
  • Toyota Supra A70
  • Honda S800m (mk2)
  • Nissan Skyline C10 or Nissan Laurel C30
  • Nissan Skyline C10 GT
  • Isuzu Bellet or Isuzu Florian or Skyline C10?

I’ve ordered a bunch of mangas as suggested by you, but they are still on their way from Japan. The two series I’ve ordered are Over Rev! And Shakotan Boogie. If you have other suggestions, please let me know in the comments below!