Cab Plus: 1991 Mazda B2600i SE-5

I’m guilty of it, too: trying to sell a vehicle without first doing a couple of seemingly-simple and inexpensive things to it first to really make it pop. (like, finding a missing “E” for the Lincoln,… more»

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Cruel Climate: ’85 Toyota Corolla GT-S

Mention the letters AE86 to any Toyota fanboy and their eyes will grow wide as they’ve just been told there is a Santa Claus. Yes, the rear-wheel drive Corolla is the hot hatch you’d pine for if the… more»

Near Perfect Wagon: 1980 Datsun 510

“Near perfect” is a strong description for this clean 1980 Datsun 510 wagon, but it may not be too much of an exaggeration. Mileage is low at 47,000 and the seller claims there is no rust… more»

Frozen in Time: 1986 Nissan 720

I have a thing for these early Datsun pickups, the square, four-headlight, pre-Hardbody/D21 designs. They’re so utilitarian, harkening back (hey, I’m an architect, we always use flowery language) to a simpler time when trucks were trucks…. more»

Near Extinct: First-Gen Nissan Pathfinder

The 1980s saw Toyota and Nissan build some pretty capable body-on-frame sport utility vehicles, back when the term SUV actualy meant something. Only problem is, most example have lead hard lives and are either beaten, rusty… more»

Not Many Left: 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbodiesel

An Isuzu P’up is nearly impossible to find these days, but add features like the turbo diesel powerplant and a long bed and you have a recipe for unobtanium. This 1986 model shows incredibly well, with… more»

39K Miles From New: 1987 Honda CRX

First-generation CRXs aren’t necessarily as loved as the CRX that followed in the late 80s, but finding an unmodified survivor is often just as difficult. This 1987 CRX isn’t the hot-hatch Si; it doesn’t even have… more»

RHD and 4WD: 1988 Toyota Corolla Wagon

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting one of more established importers of Japanese-market vehicles to the U.S. He specialized in Mitsubishi-branded military Jeeps, but also had an eye for other unusual JDM… more»

Never This Nice: 1989 Toyota VanWagon

These spaceship-like Toyota Vans (also known as the “VanWagon” or the “LiteAce” overseas) will never cease to intrigue, what with their flat noses and glassy four-eyed stare. More uncommon is to see one that has been… more»

Grandpa Owned: 38K Mile 1993 Toyota Tacoma SR5

If you’ve ever shopped used Toyota Tacomas, you clearly know by now their pricing knows no rational boundaries. Used examples with six digits on the odometer still routinely clear $10K, which is why you see clean,… more»

Seized Assets: 1984 Honda Civic 1500 S

This 1984 Honda Civic 1500 S is for sale by a storage facility that took possession of the car after the owner stopped paying storage fees. The seller claims the former owner loved this classic Honda… more»

Rotary Rescue: Pair of Mazda REPUs

Mazda’s rotary pickup – known as the REPU – is a bit of an anomaly on the vintage truck landscape, but quickly becoming one of the more desirable Japanese trucks ever sold stateside. Think about it:… more»

Stored Since ’88: 1983 Honda Accord

Said to have covered only 32,000 miles from new, this 1983 Honda Accord hatchback is in impressive condition and loaded up with some rare factory and period options. The car has escaped the plight of many… more»