Peter of A. wrote:
Sorry to dig such an old topic, but I may have find something witch worth it :
Maybe the full story of this car ?
Anyone understand japanese ?
Peter, what magazine and what issue is that article from. I know I've seen it once before, but I haven't been able to remember when or where.
Without going into elaborate detail, the current owner knows the complete racing history of the car, and chooses to keep the vehicle in its’ current condition of rot. Par for the course. I have seen at least 30 cars in the last year in various conditions of “just sitting”. The owners do not want to part with them, could care less about keeping the vehicles out of the elements, and have no plans for restoration. It is cultural behavior. Even in the current stagnant economy of Japan, belts are tightened, breath held, a stubborn face is put on sales of vehicles, and posted prices hold. I have seen the same Isuzu ZZR (PF60), and 1983 “Iron Mask” Skyline for sale for 4+ years, with no bartering allowed, or even entertained on price!
Thanks for the quick review of this. Your comments confirm what I have run across also. It's a shame that the people with these rare cars don't at least take a little more effort to preserve them and keep them from deteriorating even further.
Michael - Collector of Toyotamobilia ~ www.toyotageek.com
Tomica Fan Club ~ www.tomicafanclub.com