Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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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

Down on the Street: Nissan Sunny Coupé

On my way to work one early morning four weeks ago I spotted this 1985 Nissan Sunny B11 Coupé parked down the road:
Nissan Sunny B11 Coupé
It looked stunning as just as if it had left the dealership only two weeks ago! Okay, that’s a bit exaggerated but for a 26 year old car it is remarkably well preserved!

The Nissan Sunny B11 Coupé was the predecessor of the B310 Coupé. It was the first generation of the FWD Sunny and naturally the A15 was replaced for the E15 engine. Given the 55kW specification for this car in the Dutch car register it most probably features the E15S engine.

As you can see it is also for sale: Continue reading

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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