Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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DOTS: Suzuki Swift with Hello Kitty exhaust tip

I’m back from my vacation so now I will post more regularly on the blog again! :)

I’ll start with some vacation pictures of a second generation Hungarian Suzuki Swift (aka Suzuki Cultus in Japan) I spotted on the second day:
Hello Kitty exhaust tip on Hungarian Suzuki Swift (Cultus)
Hungarian Suzuki Swift (Cultus)

Nothing special you think? Well, look again at that exhaust tip:
Hello Kitty exhaust tip on Hungarian Suzuki Swift (Cultus)
Hello Kitty exhaust tip on Hungarian Suzuki Swift (Cultus)

I did see some pictures of these things on the internet but never saw one in real life! So of course I had to shoot these two pictures of it. ;)

Surprise by the previous car owner

I think we all have bought a car in the past which held really nice surprises. For instance my good old trusty Trueno had a really nice surprise of a thick layer of bitumen to cover a really badly rusted spot. Or my new TA60 Carina had the really nice surprise of having retro tires mounted in 1983 under the car and only to be replaced in 2008 when I mounted the Celica Supra rims. Or the Mitsubishi I once owned had the original instruction manual which was illustrated with manga. ;)

Well, I think we all had these happy or unhappy surprises in the past… But I don’t think you can match up with the nice surprise Nori Yaro had when he bought his Nissan Skyline GTS-t!

First of all: his Skyline featured a period Kenwood double-din tape radio which was non functioning. He tried to fit another one, but he did not have the right connector for that so he fixed up the old Kenwood:
Double din Kenwood tape radio
Double Din Kenwood tape radio

Then he discovered there was a forgotten tape inside the Kenwood:
Surprise: Hello Kitty tape
Surprise: Hello Kitty tape inside!

Who would like to hear Hello Kitty when driving in a Nissan Skyline GTS-t with a mechanical diff, coilovers and sitting in a bucket seat?? I can only come up with the answer that the previous owner must have been a women drifter! ;)

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