BOXES AND FENDER MIRRORS: Ishikawa’s Mark II wagon

December 5, 2014 1:13 pm Published by

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I’ll admit it. I have a bit of a thing for wagons. I saw this GX70 Mark II wagon at a car show a couple of years ago down in Nagoya, so I was a bit surprised to see it up at Fuji Speedway at the recent Mark II Tribe event.

今日は石川さんのマークIIワゴンドリ車。

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It’s a GX70G drift car belonging to a guy named Ishikawa.

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The standard engine in these cars, which you could get with a factory manual, was a two-litre 1G-FE that made just over 130hp.

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This one however, had been fitted with a non-VVTi 1JZ.

“I think it was from a JZX90, but I’m not sure. It had been sitting around the shop for a while before I decided to put it in.” he said.

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The fenders have been radiused to fit the 18in wheels he slams the car on. I took this as bolting the fender back on to go home.

“I never really got around to filling these in.”

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Out on the track, the car looked surprisingly nimble and easy to drift.

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One problem I noticed was that it did have a lot of rear axle tramp, but that could probably be sorted out fairly easily.

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Wagon shapes also look great when they swing the rear end around, like a battleship doing a u-turn.

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I think he’s replaced the standard bumpers with some random chrome ones, but I can’t tell what car they’re from. Any Toyota guys with an idea?

For the American guys, this car was sold in the USA as a Cressida wagon, wasn’t it?

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Three or four of them in a row doing this would be amazing.

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Here’s how much fun it is to drift a wagon! Are you feeling this sort of thing? Here’s some more wagons!

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