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!
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: Continue reading
Now that was a bit confusing: no car chase and it is even unsure if this Nissan Cedric 430 is indeed originally used in the Seibu Keisatsu series…
It does state that this Cedric 430 has been fully restored in the Western Police liverage including the obvious slotmag alloys. Well at least it looks like it could be involved in a huge police car carnage anytime! 😉
We all see half of Japan’s car inventory being sold as secondhand to the rest of the world through various auction platforms. So that would lead us to the conclusion that Japan’s junkyards must be quite empty and deserted…
WRONG! Just have a look at this video where someone takes a stroll at a (unknown) Japanese junkyard:
I love the detail that the first Crown, the fourth Crown (Majesta) and the first and third Cedric Y32 still have the knitted/embroided traditional headrest covers in place! Also that the second Crown Super Saloon has a full width front bench in place. And what also strikes me is that most of them are largely intact with the keys still in the ignition!
And last but not least: seeing the pristine Cedric 430, Mitsubishi GTO, Nissan Leopard F31 (not about the other Leopard), Nissan Laurel C35, Nissan Skyline R33 GTS4 in such a dreadful state almost brought tears in my eyes…
Get ready for the most gruesome carnage from Seibu Keisatsu! (Western Police) Disclaimer: the two videos are not suitable for fainthearted J-tin enthusiasts!
In part 2 even more oldskool Nissans will be killed. Be prepared for tens of Glorias/Cedrics to be killed in a useless five minute slowmotion fight against a dirt truck in a mine field! Continue reading
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