All Original First-Gen: 1981 Toyota Celica Supra

Here’s another one of those cars that were once so common—at least in southern California, where I grew up—that it was easy to overlook their significance, but have now all but disappeared. This 1981 Toyota Celica… more»

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Mighty Survivor: 1983 Mitsubishi Mighty Max

Wow! Vehicles like this Mighty Max are the definition of time-machine. Looking at the photos of this beautiful Mitsubishi are sure to transport you back to 1983! The graphics, roll bar, brush guard, and lights are… more»

Clean 1st Gen: 1989 Acura Integra

One of life’s simple pleasures is seeing a honest-to-God survivor show up at a dealership. It paints the picture of a car bought and serviced at that dealer, then returned decades after the last example of… more»

Captive Import: 1982 Plymouth Champ

You may have heard of the Dodge (Mitsubishi) Colt, but have you heard of the Plymouth Champ? I hadn’t! Captive imports have and will always fascinate me, especially Chrysler’s unusual relationship with Mitsubishi. Thanks to Matt… more»

12K Miles Twin Turbo: 1991 Nissan 300ZX

Nissan’s lineup in the early 90s could be called a driver’s dream, with vehicles like this 300ZX Twin Turbo among the stuff of school boy fantasies who didn’t pine for a Mustang. The Sentra SE-R, Maxima… more»

1st Generation Liftback: 1972 Toyota Celica

Long considered Japan’s version of the Mustang, the 1972 Toyota Celica featured here is said to be a dry, rust-free survivor. Originally from Arizona and now located in Maryland, the Celica presents well and is in… more»

Sold As a Pair: Datsun Z-Car Projects

Even farmers can feel the need for speed. This pair of Datsun Z-cars have been gathering dust in Washington State barn for close to a decade, but now they must find a new home. Sold only… more»

BF AUCTION: 1978 Datsun B210 Coupe

The B210 was sold as an economy car in the United States, but Datsun also offered performance versions in other markets so you know there’s some potential here. To be fuel efficient the B210 needed to… more»

Moses Hightower Returns: 1977 Honda Civic

Nobody in the history of Hollywood abused a Honda more than Bubba Smith in the movie Police Academy.  Smith, playing a former florist turned police cadet, finds himself in a predicament where he has to pass… more»

Cadillac of Toyotas: 1983 Toyota Cressida

While loved for its rear wheel drive configuration by the tuner crowd, Toyota’s Cressida sedan also provides a lens into the pre-Lexus era when Toyota made compelling luxury cars with big bodies and six cylinders. This… more»

Like-New Nissan? 1987 Nissan 300ZX

Wow! I have seen a lot of ’80s 300ZXs, and this is without a doubt one of the nicest ones I have come across. A friend of mine had three in high school, getting progressively nicer… more»

Soon To Be World’s Nicest? 1979 Dodge Colt

The Dodge Colt didn’t quite have the baggage that the Dodge Challenger did during its captive-import Mitsubishi era. Both were made as rebadged Mitsubishis, but the Dodge Challenger version came just a shop teacher’s handful of… more»

Winter’s Coming! 1986 Nissan 720 4X4 King Cab

Winter’s a’comin’, unfortunately, if a person lives in a region that gets cold and snow for 5+ months out of every year and they don’t like it and never have. 1986 was the last year for… more»