Remembering Japanese cars from the past

Tag: sunny b12

WTF: Fujiwara Tofu Shop Nissan Sunny RZ-1

I’ve seen many Fujiwara Tofu Shop (private) inspired vehicles so far, but this Nissan Sunny RZ-1 B12 is done in such perfection that if the original was a Levin you had to look twice to see the difference.
Initial D Nissan Sunny RZ-1 B12
Of course it does help that the Nissan Sunny RZ-1 B12 and the (kouki) Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 share the same silhouette and have a similar headlights/grill. Nevertheless I can’t recall ever seeing pictures of a panda Sunny B12.

Found at RCW Malaysia

Japanse Autosport Festival: Traffic jams and parking lot

As promised: lots of pictures are coming up!

The day started early somewhere in Hilversum where we met up at Jack’s place at 7:30. I was perfectly on time for a change, but stupidly enough I forgot to bring along my tickets and had to go home and print them out another time. Then after 45 minutes of driving we arrived in Zandvoort and encountered this near the gate of the circuit:
There is a long line of cars...
It took us another 45 minutes to actually reach the gates. :o

This also meant one of the cars in our group ran into a little bit of trouble when its radiator hose snapped: Continue reading

Commerical time: Nissan Coupe Rz-1

I always liked the looks of the Nissan Sunny B12: sleek, boxy, fast and still looking normal enough to be a wolf in sheeps clothing! In Japan they were marketed as the Nissan Coupe Rz-1 which sounds a lot more 80s in my ears than the Sunny Coupe.

Somehow it may sound funny, but this commercial made me laugh: my Down on the Street regular started with a Nissan Sunny B12 used by a window cleaner and imagine this streamlined commercial with a big ladder on top of the car!

DOTS: Nissan Sunny Coupe B12

This Nissan Sunny Coupe B12 is mostly parked near my house. I spotted it several times and even though it doesn’t look like it moves regularly: it move every day!
Nissan Sunny coupe B12
Nissan Sunny coupe B12

The car is owned by, presumably, a window cleaner. His ladders are always mounted on top of the roof (never seen it without them) and in the trunk there are things like buckets and stuff.

Nissan Sunny coupe B12
Nissan Sunny coupe B12

Looking at the styling the car already went out of fashion in 1988, but as we know its 100nx predecessor became available in 1991.

The Sunny Coupe is a 1990 model. It is very near the Toyota Levin AE86 with styling and a lot of people confused it with that car. It features the GA16i 1.6 liter and produces 92hp.

Nissan Sunny coupe B12
Nissan Sunny coupe B12

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