Classics Eight Rare Finds at the 2017 Japanese Classic Car Show

22:22  28 september  2017
22:22  28 september  2017 Source:   Automobile

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Now in its 13th year, the annual Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, California has become one of the premiere Japanese car shows in the country. While the show isn’t a monster in size, it packs a ton of quality into a relatively small space and it’s all but guaranteed that every show goer

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Now in its 13th year, the annual Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, California has become one of the premiere Japanese car shows in the country. While the show isn't a monster in size, it packs a ton of quality into a relatively small space and it's all but guaranteed that every show goer will see something that they've not only never seen before, but never even heard of before.

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I mean, this car is super rare (in some cases selling for over 1 million USD), and is hands down my favorite Japanese ‘ classic ’ car . Reblogged this on Blog Dhinoelis and commented: kunjungi Japanese Classic Car Show 2013.

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Here are eight of the rarest cars we found at this year's Japanese Classic Car Show, along with some bonus photos.

2017-Japanese-Classic-Car-Show-Subaru-360-Yacht-2.jpg© Automobile Magazine Staff 2017-Japanese-Classic-Car-Show-Subaru-360-Yacht-2.jpg 1971 Subaru 360 "Yacht"

One of just six built in this configuration by car-crazed visionary and founder of Subaru of America, Malcom Bricklin, this 360 Yacht is based on a standard 360 coupe. It was inspired by the Fiat 600 Jolly, a diminutive, surrey-topped runabout used by many a wealthy playboy to get across his estate grounds to the waiting yacht on his private dock. With a 360-cc, two-cylinder, two-stroke engine, it was the perfect car for the job. We're not sure we'll ever see another.

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lovin the S12, hard to find them with the rare bodykit. Reply Share. Mike Garrett of Speedhunters posted this picture of a bosozoku styled Cressida last monday: USDM bosozoku styled Toyota Cressida MX73 The Cressida was at the Japanese Classic Car Show '09 held at Hidden Valley Park in Irvine.

The Japanese Classic Car Show is likely the only place in the western hemisphere where you can see so many of these gems gathered in one place. As we revealed in Part 01, we were very excited to debut Matt’s GTO GS-R at this year’s event. It’s a very rare car to find in the States

2017-Japanese-Classic-Car-Show-Mitsubishi-Delica-2.jpg© Automobile Magazine Staff 2017-Japanese-Classic-Car-Show-Mitsubishi-Delica-2.jpg 1985 Mitsubishi Delica L300

Never sold in the U.S., the Delica's name is taken from the term "Delivery Car" and represents a series of compact work and passenger vans and trucks. This is a passenger version with plenty of added garnish in the form of a 4x4 drivetrain (courtesy of the Mitsubishi Montero), a turbo diesel engine and an intake snorkel said to be original to the vehicle.

2017-Japanese-Classic-Car-Show-Isuzu-117-1.jpg© Automobile Magazine Staff 2017-Japanese-Classic-Car-Show-Isuzu-117-1.jpg Isuzu 117 Coupe

The Isuzu 117 Coupe is one of the prettiest cars to come out of Japan from any era, with styling by none other than Giorgetto Giugiaro. Limited, hand-built production began in 1968 and engine choices would include a series of gas and diesel four-cylinders, some with dual overhead cams and fuel injection—heady stuff for the time. This is an excellent example of an early Japanese sports car which is often overlooked by collectors, having not been sold in the U.S. originally.

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The Japanese Classic Car Show showcases a wide variety of makes and models, but perhaps even more diversity can be found in the subject of this week’s QotW It was simply gorgeous in every detail, and its turquoise hue is simultaneously a trademark for the daruma, yet somehow very rare .

We are hoping to show rare vehicles that illustrate the beauty. In recent years the event has grown right alongside the popularity of classic Japanese cars themselves. It is and remains to be America's First and Original Japanese Car Show , Dedicated to Old School Japanese Cars .

  Eight Rare Finds at the 2017 Japanese Classic Car Show © Automobile Magazine Staff1970 Datsun 240Z "Bonneville"

This 240Z was built by Nissan Technical Center and Competition Department employees to break the stock-body F/GT class land speed world record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, a feat it accomplished in 1976 with a speed of 166.037 mph. The record would stand nearly a decade, until being broken in 1985, then reconquered by another 240Z in 2010 at 172.974 mph. This car is still owned by Nissan.

  Eight Rare Finds at the 2017 Japanese Classic Car Show © Automobile Magazine Staff1965 Honda T500

The T500 is a slightly larger version of the T360 pickup truck the first production automobile to be sold by Honda. With a 38-hp, 531-cc DOHC inline-four, the T500 had a 9,000-rpm redline and a top speed of about 65 mph. The engine itself was basically a detuned version of that found in the S500 sports car. Over 10,000 were built between 1964 and 1967 and all were available in just one color: moss green.

  Eight Rare Finds at the 2017 Japanese Classic Car Show © AutomobileHonda City and Motocompo

The first-generation Honda City was a forward thinking car and the smallest offered by Honda at the time of its introduction in 1981. This three-door hatchback version was sold with an optional 50-cc folding Motocompo scooter that fit neatly in the cargo bay and was designed to operate in congested Japanese urban areas too tight for even the small City. To see both together in the U.S. is a rare thing, as neither were built for the American market.

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Japanese Nostalgic Car . Dedicated to Old School Japan . Equipped with the R16 engine found in the Datsun Fairlady roadster, it was the first real Nissan sports sedan, and Michael’s is a superb example. Links. Japanese Classic Car Show . Kousoku Yuen Magazine.

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  Eight Rare Finds at the 2017 Japanese Classic Car Show © AutomobileToyota Celica "IMSA Camel GT"

In 1983, Toyota and Dan Gurney's All American Racers began an IMSA Camel GT campaign with the last of the rear-drive Toyota Celica sports coupes. This car contested the GTU class, for cars under 3.0-liters and while it didn't win a championship, GTU Celicas racked up 10 wins over several seasons against the dominant Mazda RX-7 GTU cars of the day.

  Eight Rare Finds at the 2017 Japanese Classic Car Show © AutomobileMazda RX-7 FC "Racing Beat California Roadster"

Instead of waiting for Mazda to produce its own version of the second-generation, "FC"-series RX-7, prominent aftermarket Mazda rotary specialist Racing Beat built its own. This car is the actual prototype as featured in several period magazines and is still owned by the Southern California-based Racing Beat. Seam welding, tubular reinforcements, and a taller central driveline tunnel helped to increase structural rigidity—especially important with the car's tuned 241-hp engine, capable of getting this roadster to 144 mph. Later, the special "California" style front end with blacked-out headlight covers would be offered to customers in kit form. To find a car with the kit installed is very rare today.

1956 & 1959 Corvettes Found in Barn … Wait There’s More! .
1956 and 1959 Corvettes and much more were found in a barn.Bernie, who is 85, requested his last name and address be left out for privacy reasons, has been building cars, as an enthusiast (not a dealer), since he was a teenager back in the mid-1940s.

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