Regular readers know I have a weakness for the third generation Mitsubishi Mirage (which is also known as the Mitsubishi Colt outside Japan) because it was my first car. I guess everybody has the same thing with his/her first car… So of course I was very excited to watch this ’87 Mitsubishi Mirage cup race taken from an 1988 Best Motoring video (posted on Youtube by Rocketpencil):
Of course my Colt wasn’t as quick as this the ones zooming over the circuit (mine actually featured the slowest 1.3 SOHC carb-ed engine) so I can only dream of what performance must have come out of the 4G61T powered Mirages. The specs on Wikipedia speak about the range of 200hp, so not bad for a 1.6 litre Twin Cam Turbo engine. 😉
Anyway, here is the video: Continue reading
This Nissan Silvia Varietta S15 (GFS15) convertible commercial makes you wish the weather would alternate between sunny and rainy all the time!
In my opinion the Varietta convertible actually looks better than the normal S15 coupe! Autech really knew how to do things right in the late 90s!
You can watch the video below: Continue reading
Last post in the rusty Nissan Silvia CSP311 Japanese Rustoseum series!
This particular Nissan Silvia CSP311 was found in Kusamura with a lot of overgrowth. The car appears to be in a worse state than it actually is beneath all that rust!
Only parts like the bonnet, roof and trunk are actually rusted: Continue reading
It almost became a unwritten tradition to post a picture of a certain Toyota Carina with my X-mas wishes and last year was a bit sad. So I decided not to get as corny as my neighbor who sends me a Christmas card including her and her dogs and decided to post this photo I took of a Silvia instead:
So merry Chistmas and a happy New Year!
Continuing from last weeks hunting for Nissan Silvia CSP311 rustoseums I present you the second Silvia I found:
This one is in a slightly better shape than last week and it doesn’t require a forklift to retain it from falling apart… Let’s just say it is probably still restorable… As the penguins say in Madagascar 2: With grit, spit and a whole lota of duck tape…
From the rear it looks slightly better: Continue reading
Last weekend I watched Daniel O’Grady’s Wasabi Cars video about the Nissan Silvia CSP311 and got inspired by it… Actually it wasn’t finding one as clean as the Silvia in the video but rather more challenge myself to find a rusty one, one that crumbles away while staring at the photos! At least I think I managed to do a proper job here:
Just imagine: only 554 of these cars were made!
It isn’t that bad from this angle, but it gets a lot worse from the other side of the car: Continue reading