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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:09 am 

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Well I guess I can post this here :mrgreen: , one of my Japanese VIP cars

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:23 am 
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JDMPalace. That is stunning.

edit - do you have any more photographs? Exterior and interior if possible?


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:50 am 

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That's funny but these are the only interior shots I got I need to take some next time I take her out. The car has less than 1700 KM so everything you see is original.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:25 am 
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JDMPalace you are definitely this threads current winner as you posted photographs of a drool inducing VIP that you actually own!
I still cannot comprehend the low mileage :? .
Are you an 80 year old millionaire who has had the car from new and only used it when the Rolls was in for a service?
Had a look to see if you have previously posted anything about this but came up empty. I would love to hear the story.
Also, you did mention that it was "one of your Japanese VIP cars".
I will be waiting (impatiently) for you to post up photographs of the rest!
Bloody fantastic man. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:51 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:33 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:32 pm 

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ToolZ wrote:
JDMPalace you are definitely this threads current winner as you posted photographs of a drool inducing VIP that you actually own!
I still cannot comprehend the low mileage :? .
Are you an 80 year old millionaire who has had the car from new and only used it when the Rolls was in for a service?
Had a look to see if you have previously posted anything about this but came up empty. I would love to hear the story.
Also, you did mention that it was "one of your Japanese VIP cars".
I will be waiting (impatiently) for you to post up photographs of the rest!
Bloody fantastic man. :tu:



haha, I wish on the millionaire part but she did have a pretty big price tag but I had to have her. I picked up the car 3 years ago from the original owner's wife, He got the car brand new and after about five years his company went out of business and he parked the car in his garage and never took it out. He passed away in 03 and wife finally decided to let the car go five years later so one of my Classic car shops in Japan found out about the car and we went from there. The only thing we did to the car replacing the front shocks with our custom air shocks since the factory air shocks were busted. other than that I can't tell if anything else has been replaced.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:24 am 
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Ben has been loving his VIP cars recently.
This is from todays JNC home page but I will post it on here for the sake of posterity.
Thanks Ben :tu: (not so sure ´bout dem wheels though :D )

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:49 am 
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A few taxi / limousine companies have these in their fleets still running about in Tokyo. I've only seen the the 'A-Type' though. Seen here before I know, but suitable as it's 100 years of Japanese chauffeuring together in one photograph...

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:13 am 
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This is beautiful apart from those damn wheels!

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Those look like 19" inch 2009/2010 Toyota Highlander wheels re-wrapped in 35 series tires. It just needs a tasteful drop and it would have my vote of approval.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:31 am 
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Drive510 wrote:
Those look like 19" inch 2009/2010 Toyota Highlander wheels re-wrapped in 35 series tires. It just needs a tasteful drop and it would have my vote of approval.


It definitely needs dropped Drive510 and maybe I am being super critical about the wheels.
I am not a wheel snob but would love to have seen this dropped on something with a deep polished dish.
First photograph shows some of the muddy roads this beauty has to traverse so it is maybe understandable that the owner does not have her on the deck and Highlander wheels kind of make sense :)


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:33 am 
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Highlanders come with 19s now? :shock: Cars just keep getting bigger and bigger...

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:59 am 

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To keep the topic alive, not sure about VIP but it was Luxury sedan and it's the new addition to my collection

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:33 am 
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JDMPalace, you have done it again!
This looks like it is in original unmolested condition as well. Where do you find them?
LHD so original American market car? That has to be pretty rare (hen´s teeth methinks) especially in this condition.
What are the plans for this one?
Usual multi-flip paintwork with chrome twinkies and air-ride suspension? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:51 pm 

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Haha !! Not sure, I have always wanted one and the price on this one was right so I guess why not. It needs some usual old car maintenance work but overall in pretty decent shape, but one thing amazed me the most it has no rust.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:54 am 

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What, no Hearses?

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:38 am 

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There was an Accord Limo about like this one at a used car lot near my house for a long time. It seems like the stretch was not as long as this one - maybe 1/2 this long. Just long enough to give the backseat plenty of leg room, not enough room for second set of seats.

Before it sold, it was marked down to $1500 (it started out at about $5000 - it dropped about $500 ever two or three months). It was white with period correct Honda dealer add-on alloys (fan blade design, also white), no cheezy padded roof, dual sunroofs, was in great shape cosmetically.

At the time, I scoffed at it "Haha, Accord limo. They're going to have to give that thing away".

Now I wouldn't mind having it.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Limousines and VIP cars
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:03 am 
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Snooping around Japanese sites, blindly clicking buttons and generally not having a clue what I am looking at then Bingo! Found these.
Ok, maybe the KE70 is not quite V.I.P. but it looks the biz.....
Enjoy, you limo-lovers!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:36 am 
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