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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:22 am 
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Ouch! Was the hood rusting inside, or did it just crack from fatigue?

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:47 am 
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All of these pictures make me INSANELY jealous, and your S800 is beautiful. Haha


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:42 am 
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To say I'm incredibly jealous of you buying that S54 would be an understatement, haha. It would definitely be going to a good home, that's for sure though. It looks like a really nice, clean car and I'm looking forward to seeing more of it. :D

Not me. A friend is looking at GT-Bs and we've got a few more to look at over the coming weeks too.

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Ouch! Was the hood rusting inside, or did it just crack from fatigue?

Rusting from the inside by the look of it, then cracked as the metal thinned down. It had been repaired once before too...

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All of these pictures make me INSANELY jealous, and your S800 is beautiful. Haha

Thanks! Rusty hood, squeaky brakes, smoky exhaust at 9000 rpm, and no door seals aside perhaps... Fun driving to work this week though on GW quiet roads:

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:55 am 
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It was a blue day... blue skies, blue cars. Lots of them. Some notable, some less so. The Cosmo Sports was original paint, on its orignal 10A. I was tempted to make a right turn, but did not want her to chase me down...

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Bluebird on original issue Nerima plates:

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Mitsubishi 500:

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The Yotahachi was mint, and its flat-twin thrum curiously appropriate parked next to the flat-six of the Porsche... See ya! Neko.

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 11:48 pm 
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What a brilliant thread. I've enjoyed reading this from page 1. Thank you for posting.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 6:56 pm 
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What a brilliant thread.


Agreed. :tu: :mrgreen:

Need more pics of that 308 Ferrari too. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:21 am 
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Neato! It was a 512BBi, and for some reason there's no more pics... Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:42 am 
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A day off, some minor car maintenance in the morning then a quick run out the Chuo chasing a Nissan wagon with moon-caps to Isuzu Sports Eagle, and some very nice machines (as a friend is still contemplating a 117, a Type-R Bellett, or a GT-B Skyline...

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A customer's GT:

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The shacho's Type-R. Look at that tako!

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The Type-R under consideration. Low km. Plastic still on the doors. Apart from a lower body respray, essentially all original:

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Another customer car, a Bellett Coupe:

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Love that simple, and straight forward gear lever:

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A 117 twin-cam:

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Another great color combo for the Type-R:

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Equally well equipped with some low volume run stainless exhaust & water manifold bits:

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Classic RS Watanabe in original style:

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Now, I know Isuzu was part GM at the time, but gold mesh wheels, and a screaming chicken?

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More information right here of course, on an original story: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/2013/04/05/garage-life-visiting-isuzu-sports-eagle/ See ya! Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:36 am 

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NEKO.

Thank you so much for sharing with us your photo, and experience that you live in Japan, seriously thank you.

Greetings from Costa Rica. :oops: :tu: :tu:

ps. beautifull honda ♥


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
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Amusing how that stickshift just protrudes from the carpet. :P


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:28 pm 
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ps. beautifull honda ♥
Thanks! This last week, its been hot during the days, but down the Wangan there's been a nice cool breeze blowing, so I went chasing Lamborghini...

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Amusing how that stickshift just protrudes from the carpet. :P
Love it! More on Bellett to come we hope. See ya! Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:17 am 
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In June 2010 we visited a remote car yard to view a range of potential purchases... Posted here somewhere at the time, but relevant now because of this thread:

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=24339.

Here is the rest of the yard at the time:

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Eagerly now watching to see developments of Nr.25! Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Wow. That is all.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:44 am 
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DmK66 wrote:
Wow. That is all.


I say the same to myself regularly too...

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A quiet Monday off, we decided to visit Bridge Motors in Saitama - under the shinkansen tracks and operated by a very pleasant Hashimoto-san ('Bridge Motors' - geddit?) - our target was to look at a nice GT-B and a few others along the way... Except for the headlight grilles, the same GT look as my old A:

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Some of the nicest Fairlady I've seen in a while:

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Wearing just enough rubber to take me back to 1979:

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Hashimoto-san's personal collection included his first and second cars - the Corona & Corolla respectively:

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Original issue, single character and single number plated Corona, a super rare combination. Though a reissued plate, the fonting is sublety different from regular issue, notably the ふ:

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The GT-B we came to investigate:

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Red over off-white, on native black steels:

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In tremendous condition, it has a tremendous price. Notably as the recent years have seen a significant increase in the prices of domestic classic cars. The GT-B in particularly, having started the whole Skyline / GT-A / GT-B / GT-R naming convention, Porsche-eating, and race winning line:

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Though not a twin-cam, its straight six, triple Weber equipped engine loves to rev out, and from its twin pipes has the same glorious ripping silk wail to be expected. Straight cut, non-synchro first, with fifth next to fourth, the gear-box really showing its race origins:

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On clear roads we came back into Tokyo in time to pick the wife up from work. A glorious day. Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:46 am 
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A foreigner friend last week commented how tight our parking was, I hadn't thought of it too much really, but then realized space was an issue parking a car sometimes... This guy actually touches his front bumper on the column rub-strip to get this Chevelle fully in off the street:

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Our neighbor uses a mirror to help her:

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Our CR-V is easy:

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Just routine tight:

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One of the reason fender mirrors are a benefit in Japan:

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And the winner is this kei truck delivery driver:

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:57 am 
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I love your updates, makes me want to visit even more!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:54 pm 
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awesome thread, has made my morning.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:24 am 
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Thanks folks! You should like this update then... We took a break from working on our minka, and instead took a Sunday morning drive to meet some friends, and make some new ones on the outskirts of Tokyo. Leaving Tokyo early, we warmed the Hachi up outside a vacant house down the street:

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Morning traffic through central Shibuya had me spotting the rarest car in all of Japan (at least according to Jalopnik), the second we saw on the same run curiously:

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Lightly populated roads for the rest of the journey:

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After a few hot days, it was great to be out and into the cool of the mountains, feeling the summer mist blowing through the open windows:

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Nothing quite like the sound of a Nissan six screaming through a tunnel:

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Our destination, a quiet snack bar and PA on Tokyo's west:

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On arrival I parked next to a somewhat famous garu-mobile Mazda Carol:

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Soon a Subaru pulled in next to me:

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Its been quite a while since I've seen a 917, a 356, and a 935 parked next to each other. If you get that joke, you're possibly in the wrong place. The coolest ride of the day, wicker picnique basket equipped, was this Daihatsu Midget:

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Original plated Honda Life:

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Prince GT-B Nr.39 tribute machine. Though similar to the Nissan Skyline six, the Prince six somehow sounds more edgy and louder. Possibly just due to a different exhaust configuration. The ones we've driven and this set, always sound race-edgy:

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Keeping everyone in check, making sure the Mazda Carol stopped drifting on the local touge, the shirobai squad (in super serious mode) were out in force:

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An original plate Isuzu 117 Coupe, hand-made version (small tail lights) in glorious condition. The 117 really is an elegant tourer, and a vastly under-valued machine:

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Gloria:

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Shakotan Toyota:

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I thought this Mark II Crown quite tastefully done, the red red was particularly well applied, with standard front license plate anti-social bend:

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More red, this time on a hardtop equipped, chain-drive S600:

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Aubergine 117 Coupe in the background:

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Hakosuka Squadron over in the corner. Curiously, not many spec cars, with multiple real GT-Rs present with those gloriously whiny S20:

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Real 4-door GT-R:

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HT Hako, always a nice look:

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Super rare these days, and one of the nicest machines here, the GT 2000 HT Skyline. Electric windows, air-conditioning, and in fantastic condition. So nice to see the rear not cut up, no wings, and fake fender flares:

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Another 4-door GT-R:

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Kenmeri arrives:

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Two of a few, including some Yonmeri:

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More 117 Coupe:

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Yamaha Enduro 60, from about 1969?

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Sunny & 27:

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Subaru's ever popular 360, not sure of the differences, but two differing years here:

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Parked next to a Cedric:

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Questionable wheel trims aside, an otherwise smooth machine:

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Parked over in the corner a Screaming Chicken:

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After a few hours of walking, talking, and enjoying the sights & sounds, we jumped back on the local touge and with just a few bikes as company enjoyed a spirited run back down the misty mountain, through numerous tunnels, with great views and back into Tokyo in time for lunch... Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Japanese Roads - And Other Interesting Places.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:55 pm 
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Hey Skorj!

As always a thoroughly enjoyable update full of great pics. :D
Thx for keeping a steady flow of entertainment for all us dreamers in this thread. Soooo many cool JNC on that last Sunday Morning Drive of yours. There's a multitude of them that I'd love to have in my garage.
For now I guess I'll have to settle with my little 2T-G coupe... :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:52 am 
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This is my favorite thread on the internet. Long may the updates continue :tu:

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