This week’s QotW is a bit of a personal one, but I, the Midwest Correspondent for JNC, really do need the collective advice of the readership on what I should buy as my next car. With the pending sale of my 300,000-mile CRX Si summer driver, I have a budget of $8,000 with which to buy a vehicle that is Japanese, was launched at least 25 years ago, and that will be a fairly good investment (or at a minimum not depreciate like a haunted murder house).
Naturally, my Synthwave-addled brain has target-locked onto a zenki Z31 300ZX Turbo or a MA61 Celica Supra. My recent obsession with the Coalition of OG Minitruckin’ group on Facebook has me wondering if a Mazda B2200 or Chevy LUV could end up being an oddball collector car, or at least one that can take me to purify myself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. The question has me performing countless thought experiments, but I just can’t decide.
What JNC should Ryan buy for $8,000?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the rarest JNC?”
Although it was close the winner this week Tom Westmacott‘s suggestion of a Toyota AA, which is usually seen in Japanese wood carvings being driven by Tokugawa Ieyasu, was narrowly beaten by 02Anders‘ nominaition of the Isuzu Bellett Fastback:
I’ll just have to mention the sleek Isuzu Bellett Fastback.
Now any Bellett is a rare bird nowadays, but the Fastback takes it to another level!
Production numbers are difficult to come by though. Some claim as little as 60 examples before it was discontinued. Others recon it got into the 400’s. Who knows…??
Bizarrely they were all delivered from factory in plain white.
Such a cool and stylish little coupe with a design which was totally it’s own.
Wish I could find and – not least – afford one!
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!