Japanese Classic Cars

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Discovered By Wayne Carini: 1968 Toyota Corona

Most of us know Wayne Carini or know of him as the host of TVs Chasing Classic Cars. He really seems like a nice guy. I had the pleasure of visiting his shop in Portland, Connecticut a few years… more»

13K Original Miles: 1989 Shelby CSX

This 1989 Shelby CSX may indeed be one of the best examples left, as it has just over 13,000 original miles on the clock and appears to remain in outstanding factory condition. The 1989 models were the final send-off… more»

Pristine Hot Hatch: 1991 Honda Civic Si

$22,500: that’s the asking price for this pristine 1991 Honda Civic Si. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. It’s hard to believe an entry-level hatchback has come this far, but that’s where we are at this point in car… more»

No Reserve N60: 1987 Toyota 4Runner

Bidding has started to heat up for this clean 1987 Toyota 4Runner, which wears a somewhat rare paint scheme and seemingly presents well in photos. The seller does admit that it looks better online than it does up close,… more»

Forgotten Project: 1977 Toyota Celica GT

The first-generation Toyota Celica is one of the more sought-after Japanese cars, with recent auction sales pointing to the fact that collectors aren’t being shy about plunking down some very real cash to own one of the best. Similarly,… more»

Rare 1981 Toyota Sunrader With 5th Wheel Camper

This is another reason to have a city block-sized warehouse, at least for me. Although that would fill up in no time with unusual vehicles like this 1981 Toyota Sunrader and 5th wheel trailer. The seller has this one… more»

Forest Find: 1982 Toyota Celica GT

At what price point do you decide that a car just isn’t worth rescuing? I honestly have never been able to figure this out, as it seems like if something is cheap enough, I can find a million ways… more»

Turbo Unicorn: 1985 Subaru XT 4WD 5-Speed

Talk about a box-checking unicorn, this unusual (some would say oddball) Subaru XT 4WD 5-Speed Turbo has it all. Well, other than a working engine. Yes, this one is a non-running donated vehicle that is listed here on eBay… more»

Supercharged Garage Find: 1989 Honda CRX Si

Modern-day barn finds more often than not are in someone’s garage, not a rickety red barn. This 1989 Honda CRX Si is an unusual find, not only for being a modern vehicle that looks like any other dusty barn… more»

Series 1 Automatic: 1971 Datsun 240Z

In some cases, finding a sports car equipped with an automatic transmission is a good thing, as it means a vehicle that would otherwise typically be abused has survived in better-than-expected condition thanks to being used as more of… more»

Cummins Powered: 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser

While many vintage Toyota Land Cruisers are painstakingly restored back to better-than-factory condition, there are also plenty of examples of very cool restomods running around in both the FJ40 and FJ55 circles. This 1972 model sports a wild paint… more»

Japanese Mustang? 1977 Toyota Celica GT

Having owned a rear-wheel-drive Toyota Celica for many years, I’d have to say it was one of my favorite rides. I had a front-wheel driver too but that one was more forgettable. Nevertheless, when I get a chance to… more»

Cheap 1963 Datsun Bluebird Survivor

Sometimes there are listings of cars that have the entire history of the car’s development, the life stories of the main engineers and company faces, and the personal story behind the family who owns the car and how so-and-so… more»

Low Mileage Project: 1991 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

The Z32-chassis Nissan 300ZX remains a bit of a sleeper in the class of next-generation collector cars, despite being one of the more desirable performance vehicles to emerge from the early 90s. This 1991 model is an interesting specimen,… more»

No Reserve: 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

When a person keeps a vehicle of any description for more than four decades, you can be pretty sure that the car in question means something special to them. That is the case with this 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser… more»

Fully Documented: 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

Finding any classic vehicle that has five decades under its belt and comes with a known and fully documented ownership history tends to be reassuring. When the vehicle in question can also serve as a reliable daily driver, that… more»