Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Tag: laurel medialist

Drive next to the Tokyo Monorail on the Shuto expressway in 1987- Friday Video

I’ve featured Kamepo‘s amazing side-by-side videos a few times before and this week he outdid himself with a side-view video of the Tokyo Monorail! It’s taking a drive on the Shuto Expressway route 1, where the monorail follows the route side-by-side.

The Tokyo Monorail rides alongside the Shuto Expressway route 1
The Tokyo Monorail rides alongside the Shuto Expressway route 1


There are only a total of 16 cars to spot in this video as its total length is only 3 minutes. I think, in addition to the monorail, the double E-class, Toyota Stout, Nissan Laurel C32 and Toyota Sprinter Carib are the highlights of this video.

Double Mercedes E-class

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Japanese Rustoseums (part thirty-three)

The big question is if this Nissan Laurel C31 picked up some foliage along the way or if it is actually growing a tree out of its bumper!
Nissan Laurel C31 rustoseum
I fear the latter. :(

This two tone painted C31 once used to be a SGL, but nowadays it can hardly be called anything at all…
Nissan Laurel C31 rustoseum
But given that it is not a super rare hardtop or Medalist I don’t think it really matters much. ;)

Need car guidance? Nissan Laurel C32 Medialist

In a previous Car Guidance you were guided for the Nissan Skyline R31, so how about its sister car the Nissan Laurel Medialist?

This Laurel C32 Medialist basically is the same as the Skyline R31: it has got the same floorpan, the same hardtop (designer was the same guy), the same weird folding rear power windows, got the same RB20 engine (this C32 doesn’t have the twin cam head though) but is a bit more luxurious on the inside: it has a steering wheel with more buttons than on a modern car, the double DIN car stereo looks like it consumes more amps than a boombox, the digital dashboard mimics the Knight 2000. Compare that luxury to my two year older (plain) Carina!

Now if only I could get one here in Holland… :(
(btw: I do know one in Holland but it is not for sale…)

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