Imagine the surprise I had when I biked home earlier this week and saw a something resembling an early eighties Toyota two blocks away. Biked over there and to my surprise it was an immaculate Toyota Crown S110!
Toyota Crown LS110
The Crown itself is a 2.2 liter diesel powered LS110 and has been imported into the Netherlands in February this year. The owner must be a very proud owner I guess.
I took some photos (B/W celluloid, so need processing) and, the one you are viewing now, a quick snap with my phonecam. Black and white photos will follow shortly.
These two friends were once Toyota brothers in arms in the Team Trendy Club and their clothes are a perfect match for their Toyotas:
Team Trendy Club Toyota brothers
On the left a Soarer GZ20 and on the right a Crown MS125. Later on the Crown on the right was modified to a new 90s trend: a kaido racer.
The Leopard appears to be quite complete:
Abandoned Nissan Leopard F30 kaido racer
However the wider FRP front fenders are unpainted and contrast with the rest of the car. Perhaps an abandoned project when the kaido racers got out of fashion in Japan?
Last, but not least, the Skyline C210:
Abandoned Nissan Skyline C210 kaido racer
It blends nicely with the rubbiish around, but actually this kaido racer is a real piece of art: it has custom widened fenders, swapped (double square) headlights, a big spoiler on the trunk and some yellow bamboo spears sticking out meters behind the rear of the car. And I’m sure I’ve seen it on one of the pictures on my harddisk before…
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