COOL THINGS FROM BACK THEN: Nostalgic2Days, Part II

March 3, 2009 12:30 am Published by

Yellow Zeds sure do look good.

Hakosuka.

Datsun Sunny coupe.

Those big railway sleeper front air dams work well on these cars for some reason.

This RS-X was featured on the cover of the most recent issue of “Hachimaru Hero” magazine, “hachimaru” meaning “80s”.

There were a surprising number of Toyota 2000GTs at the show. These two were for sale, but with “ASK” written on the placard. The usual “if you have to ask, it’s too much”, I suppose.

A Cosmo is a slightly cheaper option, and looks just as unique as any other classic. Has anyone else seen that old advertisement for the Cosmo that showed a girl’s skirt blowing up as the car drove past?

Get your Crown on with this 1961 Delux.

Laurel SGX.

This RB26 2000GT was on display at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon.

CORRECTION: As Neil pointed out in the comments, and as should be made painfully obvious by the shape of the windows, this is actually a Fairlady. That’s what I get for only actually looking at the car for a few seconds!

Any guesses about the car on the right?

Last chance. The door should make it obvious.

Roadstar Garage convert Mazda’s little convertible into 2000GT replicas.

Paint it white, and you have a James Bond replica, sort of.

The biggest group exhibit was Car Shop Friend’s Leopard owners group.

While it’s not a classic just yet, it does have that whole late ’80s thing, especially in fawn pearl.

Where’s your embroidered club jackets then?

Part III tomorrow.

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12 Comments

  • Isidro says:

    nice!
    thanks for posting the Kenmeri (post more on partIII lol)

    that miata-2000gt conversion made me laugh a bit

  • HoTWire says:

    Excellent stuff :) Glad you are covering this. Will add it to my links round up tomorrow of sites with pictures/galleries etc.

    Was the BILS Datsun 210 Coupe there? The flyrat blog seemed to imply it was, but I can’t read Japanese ! :/

  • kyteler says:

    Oh Hell Yeah! Love these photos man. Cannot get enough. I notice there’s an old Toyopet Crown there, were there any Prince Motor Company vehicles?

  • Neil says:

    That 2000gt with the rb26 in it is actually a nissan 240Z thats why it has the nissan engine in it. And that convertible 2000gt looks to be a miata.
    Nice pics, always had a thing for the nostalgics.

  • Alexi says:

    Yeah, that’s kind of obviously not a Toyota, isn’t it.

    Correction made, thanks Neil!

  • Tim says:

    Alexi, good work man, love the old school stuff, especially the 2000gts and GTR’s.
    I havnt seen a Leopard in a good while. I think i now might want one!

  • Neil says:

    I never noticed the windows actually, that is another great way to tell and is really obvious now that you have said so.
    What gave it away for me was the engine bay, shock towers and there placement, plus the rad support, etc.

  • Fury-S12 says:

    i love leopards great mix of old and new in looks department and very un heard of outside of japan theres only one here in tas (known anyway) and its beautiful

  • andy says:

    I came across a real live 2000gt once at a rest area on the Kita Kanto highway.
    Not a ‘trailer to classic car shows 2000gt’
    It was a ‘I’m taking my priceless Japanese classic sportscar for a burn down the Kousoku Dourou’

    I damn near messed my pants when I saw it too.

  • Neil says:

    Thats the way it should be. Built to be driven. I could never own a low k classic cause I’d be afraid to drive it and they must be driven!, lol

  • PU#1 says:

    Can you imagine having those ‘pedestrian striker’ rear vision mirrors on cars these days?
    You’d be run off the road by the filth and thrown into jail.
    They were pretty awful, those rear vision mirrors way out there on the wings.

    Love that yellow twenty four ounce. Nearly bought one when they were new!
    PU#1

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