Japan has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. but when a heist goes down, it’s a big one. As in, the kind you need a getaway car or two to pull off. A getaway car has to be big enough for your crew and whatever newly liberated goods they recently acquired, stealthy enough to blend in, and — in case you need it — fast. A big, 90s four-door Toyota like a JZX100 Chaser might just be the perfect weapon. It’s right there in the name.
What’s the best Japanese getaway car?
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, “Which JNC had really low production numbers?”
As it turns out, you guys answered exactly how we hoped you would: by mixing a bunch of high end halo cars — like Banpei‘s nomination of a European LHD Skyline or Ant‘s suggestion of a Fairlady Z432 and the M2 Roadsters — with unintentionally rare plebian workhorses that only the most ardent JNC otaku would care about — including MainstreaM‘s Starion GX, JDMjunkies‘ Fairlady 260Z and slownrusty‘s Mazda 323 GT. But it was Mike Moore‘s entertaining proposal of the Mazda Roadpacer, a car that is both a halo car and unintentionally rare, that won the week:
Mazda Roadpacer! rare then,75-77 and very rare now, 800 built which is probably only 799 more than Mazda would have built in hindsight.
Its said that the last one wasn’t sold out of the dealers until 1979.
Most were sold to Japanese Government departments and later crushed.
Very cool in the flesh especially the paisley interior, the car that was/is all kinds of wrong but that interior is just mesmerising!
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!