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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:53 pm 
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beem wrote:
will the mazda miata's be a nostalgic car?


It will never be a big dollar car but occupy a niche like the MGB does today. I just hope there won't be a rubber bumper version!


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this should be a future classic as well.. 8)

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My 2 cars. I really need to get some higher quality pictures of them.

1988 Chrysler Conquest TSI (AKA Mitsubishi Starion)
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1987 Dodge Raider (AKA Mitsubishi Montero/Pajero)
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BTW, this is my 1st time visiting the website since I heard about it soon after it was created. At that time there was very little content.

Wow have things changed! I just spent the last 4 hours paging through the event galleries and browsing the forums. I'm a Mitsu guy so I thought the coverage of the New Years Meeting in Tokyo was brilliant. Keep up the great work.


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I'd definitely second the suggestion that Starions/Conquests will become something of a classic, if only for their unique and idiosyncratic styling.

Perhaps the xE7x corollas are set to take off?

I think the BNR32 GT-R will become somewhat more desirable, at present prices are still falling but attrition is also taking its toll and starting to thin out the numbers.

I suppose a lot has to do with the fact there haven't been many truly rare Japanese cars in the past 25 years, and the sheer volumes of most models are much higher. As well as this, the general trend has been to rather unoffensive, uninspiring vehicles, quite the opposite of the often quirky Japanese cars of the previous epoch (say 1960-80). I think its going to be harder to predict.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:16 pm 
There was an old issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car (Jan 06) that had an article titled, "25 Japanese Collector Cars You Should Buy Now." There were a few questionable cars, some no-brainers, but the list was pretty good. In no particular order:

89-94 Nissan Maxima SE
92-97 Subaru SVX
70-78 Mazda RX-2 and RX-3
93-95 Mazda RX-7
70-73 240Z
91-92 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
90-98 Mazda Miata
71-73 Toyota Celica
91-94 Nissan Sentra SE-R
99-00 Honda Civic Si
85-89 Isuzu Impulse Turbo
78-80 Plymout Fire Arrow (a.k.a. Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste)
86-89 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R (a.k.a. Chrysler Conquest TSi)
88-91 Subaru XT6
93-95 Acura Legend GS
89-92 Nissan 240SX
76-77 Toyota Celica liftback
79-82 Mazda RX-7
79-81 Toyota Celica Supra
98, 00-01 Acura Integra Type R
95-96 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Spyder
88-91 Honda Prelude Si (4WS)
84-87 Toyota Corolla GT-S
68 Datsun 2000 roadster
88-90 Toyota MR2 Supercharged

Conspicuously absent were the following:
88-91 Honda Civic/CRX Si
93-98 Toyota Supra Turbo
89-91 Suzuki Swift GT/GTi
86-95 Suzuki Samurai hardtop
88-89 Toyota Celica AllTrac turbo


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:58 am 
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Thanks for posting the list. I agree that there are some notable absences.

In addition to QuasiMondo's picks, I'd add:

68-72 Datsun Bluebird/510
90-96 Nissan 300ZX
60-83 Toyota FJ40-55 Land Cruiser
92-95 Honda Civic hatchback
89-92 Mazda RX-7
and of course, the Acura NSX!

and I'm sure there's more that I'm missing right now but we could probably compile a list 100 cars long and still have to argue about which ones to include and leave out.


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ben wrote:
OIRC-Toronto - love those EKs, man. I remember watching Barrett-Jackson a couple of years ago and hearing one of the commentators say something to the effect of "you'll never see a slammed Honda Civic on this stage" when talking about future classics... well, seeing has how the EK was a hugely popular tuner platform and the Civic practically kicked off the whole import tuner scene single handedly, I would beg to differ!


It is a dumb statement to make, considering that Barrett Jackson's is based on older guys buying the stuff they owned/dreamed of owning when they were younger.

In the mid-to late-90's/early 2000's, a "slammed Honda Civic" was THE tuner car to drive. Years down the road, there will be quite a bit of emotion attached to the memories of these cars. The Civic was a significant part of car culture at one point.

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There was an old issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car (Jan 06) that had an article titled, "25 Japanese Collector Cars You Should Buy Now." There were a few questionable cars, some no-brainers, but the list was pretty good. In no particular order:


90-98 Mazda Miata
71-73 Toyota Celica
91-94 Nissan Sentra SE-R
99-00 Honda Civic Si
85-89 Isuzu Impulse Turbo
78-80 Plymout Fire Arrow (a.k.a. Mitsubishi Lancer Celeste)
86-89 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R (a.k.a. Chrysler Conquest TSi)
88-91 Subaru XT6


Further reason I'll hang onto mine for quite some time.

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sometimes i wish i never sold them... :cry:

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sometimes i wish i never sold them... :cry:


Best to hold on to them... enjoy them on the track, and then do a restoration!
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I find it funny that all 3 generations and every body style of RX-7 is listed, but not every year.

What makes '82 RX-7's more desireable than '83? The cars are totally identical.

I'd think of ALL the 1st gen rx-7's the 84 and 85 GSL-SE will be the first "classic" because they're by far the best car. And they currently command double the price of a normal GS or GSL.

The '88 10th anniversary will no doubt continue to command a premium as well, there was only 1500 made and I bet there is less than half that still on the road today.

the 93+ cars will of course always be valuable. Especially when they get to be 30+ years old considering how complex they are. Working ones will be VERY pricey! I think that the 3rd gens complexity will ultimately limit their values in the very long run though.

I have a feeling the Nissan Pulsar/Sunny GTIR will become a cult classic as well. They're just too fun, and they are pretty rare.

Clean civic hatchbacks, especially the Si/SiR models and probably the Del Sol as well will certainly be worth something in the distant future.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 8:54 pm 
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ben wrote:
well, seeing has how the EK was a hugely popular tuner platform and the Civic practically kicked off the whole import tuner scene single handedly, I would beg to differ!


Was this car chopped liver? :P

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Guilty as charged. I shoulda said 90s import tuner scene. :P


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the primera p10 and cefiro already have a bit of a cult following:

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pretty sophisticated cars for their day
both benefit from skyline and z32 technology 8)


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Let's relive this thread, by adding these future classics:
Lexus SC(Toyota Soarer)
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Infiniti M30(Nissan Leopard)
<img src="http://f31club.com/uploads/1990-92-Infiniti-M30-90804041990001.JPG">
Infiniti J30(Nissan Leopard sedan)
<img src="http://www.turbo-infiniti.org/gallery/albums/userpics/1993-97-Infiniti-J30-93804011990208.JPG">
Nissan Sentra SE-R 91-94.5(Nissan Sunny/Tsuru)
<img src="http://www.maisgelb.com/TTG/GBNF/SER_2.JPG">

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98% stock.. just some OEM honda wheels from an EG6 and a momo steering wheel.. and it's going to stay that way. :) my daily..

and i already consider my miata to be a "classic".. it just feels... right...


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Some more of MY personal favorites to add to the list:
Nissan 240SX S13 and S14
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Toyota AE92 SR5 and GTS
<img src="http://www.ae92gts.com/images/ae92gts_hills_1.jpg">
88-89 Celica All Trac
<img src="http://vintage-original-ads.com/Pictures/albums/uploads/normal_1989-Toyota-Celica-All-Trac.jpg">

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What about the Supras?? :D

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rtrdpenguin wrote:
What about the Supras?? :D

we already assume they will be so we didn't mention them..



honestly this will be as well, if any of them are still with us:
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all the diamond stars walked away. hahahaaa.


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Only 700 of these cars sold in the US in FWD trim...not sure how many GTX were sold.

This is the nicest one by far:
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Cannot even find them on eBay anymore :(

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Only 700 of these cars sold in the US in FWD trim...

Cannot even find them on eBay anymore :(


There's plenty of B6T donors, just make your own. :wink:


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