Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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Japanse Autosport Festival: the classics

I think many of you have waited for this: the classics at the Japanse Autosport Festival!

The best classic on the terrain was this original Dutch 1977 Honda Civic SB parked in the parkinglot:
Honda Civic SB
As you can see it is in perfect condition and I could not find a spec of rust on it. It also has been fitted with a set of periodically correct vintage alloys.

The only comment I can give is that it was missing one small thing: Continue reading

DOTS: 1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31

I did post up a Nissan 300ZX before, but that was the Z32. Last week I happened to take a shortcut through town and found this almost-like-new 1985 Z31 parked in a narrow street:
1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31
1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31

The car has been imported a year ago into the Netherlands and presumably it was hauled all the way from Switzerland. At least that’s where most Dutch classics are imported from nowadays…

Personally I’d say this 300ZX is almost the ideal car for me:
1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31
1985 Nissan 300ZX Z31

It has a powerful enough engine, 80s lines and a T-Bar roof. Only problem I have with it is that it is currently seriously overpriced…

WTF: US Nissan Pulsar, 200SX and 300ZX commercial

This 1987 US Nissan commercial was posted by Reich and it clearly illustrates why cars and Flashdance don’t match:

WTF were the Nissan executives thinking in the 80s? Apart from the fact that flashdance and cars don’t match it is also weird to have such a commercial in the late 80s when flashdance was clearly out of fashion. Now if they would have come up with the Lambada it might actually have caught the attention of the teenagers. ;)

Car chases: chase the pedestrian

This car chase video actually starts with a Nissan Laurel C230 chasing a pedestrian. Apparently this woman is very scared of the Laurel (or its driver) and fakes being hit by the Abunai Deka Nissan Leopard.

After that an exciting chase between the Leopard and the Laurel starts!

A lot of cars can be seen in the background: at 0:28 a brand new Toyota Celica AT160 can be seen (parked next to an A60 Carina sedan!) and a few seconds later an A60 Carina coupe parked in the far background. And let’s not forget the white Honda Today at 0:56! Another white Carina A60 coupe can be seen at 2:03, a KE70 van at 2:06 and as a bonus a 300ZX Z31 at the traffic light!

Now can you name more than these cars?

DOTS: 1993 Nissan 300ZX Z32

If you are already bored with the running feature of the Nissan 200SX S14 you are in luck: I got this 1993 Nissan 300ZX Z32 for you then!
Nissan 300ZX Z32
Nissan 300ZX Z32

This 1993 Z32 was originally delivered in Germany and imported in 2007 to the Netherlands by the current owner.

Nissan 300ZX Z32
Nissan 300ZX Z32

According to the info from the RDW it has a 208kW engine, so it this car features the VG30DETT engine. The car is completely stock, even the alloy rims are still in the original Nissan spec.

Nissan 300ZX Z32
Nissan 300ZX Z32

As you may have noticed: there is a lot of fireworks debris laying around and not under the car. Since we celebrate New Year with a lot of fireworks it is clear the car did not move for at least three weeks now.

This was the same case when I made the previous shots three months ago:
Nissan 300ZX Z32
Nissan 300ZX Z32

A lot of leafs and sticks around the car. But if you compare the two images above you can see that the car did move in the three months between these pictures. ;)

The previous shots were better quality than the last set. I couldn’t use them because one was not looking too well, another one was ruined by a construction worker showing off his buttcrack in the background and the third picture is the one you see above. So I decided to come back later and shoot the pictures a second time. I’m not too pleased with these later pictures and they are a bit ruined due to less light (winter, lens filter, etc.) and a digital camera sensor doing flaky stuff, so I can’t wait to go back to analogue! ;)

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