Yesterdays Jalopnik’s question of the day was Who are the craziest car fans? and their list noted the Japanese Nostalgic Car fans to be the 5th craziest of them all: If you think that new Honda owners are obsessed, you haven’t seen the crews that restore and modify classic Japanese iron. In the States and Southeast Asia they are vigilant. In Japan, they are downright unhinged.
Hey guys, what about the J-tin fans in Europe? I think us, especially the ones on the islands, are equally unhinged as our Japanese counterparts. 😉
As B-San already commented: pictures of the Nostalgic 2 days already were available in the past days. I searched on Minkara and picked out the nicest I could find:
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest DR30 ever!
Yes, a genuine pre facelift Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30 and it is the cleanest example I’ve seen so far!
To prove that the Australians did something right with their own Skylines:
Nostalgic 2 days: Fairlady 240Z with 30RB
The Japanese love the 30RB for its increased displacement, so pairing this engine with a set of carbs only sounds like a sane thing when you drop it into a Fairlady 240Z.
Most of these blogs have pictures of rusted cars in both wild and urban areas! It appears like it is a national hobby in Japan to keep your old car outside your house if you have the space for it and otherwise park it in a yard (aka rustoseum) with some other rusty friends.
Just have a look at some cars featured on the blog JNC-blog found:
1967 or 1968 Nissan Cedric C130
A rare Nissan Cedric C130 Mark 2 from 1967 or 1968 without a windscreen. Windscreen missing == rotten interior! Not good! ?(?`???)?
Nissan Skyline GC10 2 door hardtop coupe
A Nissan Skyline C10 2 door hardtop coupe, in other words a KGC10 (GT-X) or a KPGC10 (GT-R). But actually there is no hardtop anymore! Hopefully another GC10 hardtop coupe is happy with its new top…
Nissan Skyline C210 1600ti
Nissan Skyline C210 1600ti: the lowest spec of the C210 Skyline. A mere L16T inline 4 with double carb setup powered this Skyline. I would still love to own this car though: it would be a lot faster than my Carina! (???)
If you ever wondered what the Skyline C210 without round taillights looks like, have a look at this picture:
Nissan Skyline C210 1600ti rear
Not too bad, isn’t it?
On the same dump there was also this super clean car:
Very clean Toyota Carina GT-TR TA63
A Carina GT-TR TA63!! (???)
I have no idea what it was doing there: I could not find a rusty spot on it. Even better: not even a spec of dust! According to the blogger the car was for sale!
Stay tuned for more pictures from Japanese rustoseums!
I kind of miss Seibu Keisatsu on Friday when Japanese Nostalgic Car Blog doesn’t post it in the Friday Video. This weeks My Lucky Stars was a good substitute, but it clearly missed the brutality of Seibu Keisatsu!
It also features a lot of background information, like in the case of the C330s above it states that this generation of Cedrics mainly were used as police cars to be blown up or crash by the bad guys during the chases. What a bad fate for these beautiful cars!
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