Big Gallery of Airborne Nostalgics II

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Back by popular demand, here’s the continuation of our Airborne Nostalgics series in which we post nothing but pictures of J-tin momentarily defying the forces of gravity. We also urge you to free any similar images you have from the confines of your hard drive and share them in Drew_TSi_Si_STi’s J-Tin Raced in Anger thread that started it all.

We just love this Datsun 610. With the sun-bleached dirt of a rally stage as a backdrop, it looks like it drove straight off the set of Mad Max. All aboard the Bartertown Express! 

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Here’s an old Isuzu Gemini tumbling through the forest.

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Here’s a Datsun S30 Z in the East African Safari Classic, a commemorative running of the famous Kenyan desert pounder.

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Here’s another one, in Nissan’s classic black-on-red rally livery.

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What’s a set of rally pics without a Subaru? Here’s a Leone, or GL-10 in USDM-speak.

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This is a Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste that has somehow escaped the clutches of someone that wanted to convert it into a dragster.

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As the rear quarter indicates, the Celeste was sold in the US as the Plymouth Arrow, and this one was fired into the ground.

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INVIZIBAL TOE TRUK.

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You know you’re catching major air when you could drive another Datsun 160J under your own car.

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And finally, another 160J (aka A10 Nissan Violet) that won the 1980 East African Safari Rally.

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5 Responses to Big Gallery of Airborne Nostalgics II

  1. Dave Bird said:

    Always good to see rally cars, but especially classic Japanese ones. The ‘King of Cars’ is not, however , a Lancer. It’s an Isuzu/Holden/Vauxhall/Opel etc…. not a Mitsubishi.

  2. banpei said:

    I love the flying Violets! :)
    If I only could have found a picture of a airborne A6 Carina. :P

    Sorry to say, but as an European the Lancer in the second picture really looks like an Opel Kadett C 4 door saloon to me… If it actually were J-tin it should probably be the Isuzu Gemini Mk1 which was in fact a licensed Opel Kadett C:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isuzu_Gemini

  3. Ben said:

    By golly you gents are right! Correction made.

  4. Rob V said:

    Great stuff!

  5. slickwrick said:

    oh man thats sooooo bad ass!

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