Japanese Classic Cars

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Sunny Sedan: 1981 Datsun B210

With the recent news of Datsun’s demise, and Nissan retiring the name for a second time, today’s find was released the first time that they retired the brand. The car was manufactured at the time of the gas crisis,… more»

One owner! 1992 Subaru SVX

Once upon a time, Subarus were weird. You might think they’re weird now with their horizontally-opposed pistons and plastic cladding…but their first car in the North American market was the 360. They also brought us the masterpiece of the… more»

Rare Troopy: 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ75

Some might argue that the king of trucks today is either a GM or Ford product. But back in the 1980s, and outside of the US, there is one truck manufacturer that is popular the world over. The Toyota… more»

Stored 20 Years: 1972 Kawasaki H2 “Widow Maker”

Much has been written about the white-knuckle performance of the Kawasaki H2 Mach IV 750, a bike that by 1970s standards was absolutely insane. The performance is still more than respectable today, and they’ve become serious collector’s items. Despite… more»

4WD Garage Find: 1985 Honda Civic Wagovan 4×4

This dusty and forgotten 1985 Honda Wagovan is one of the rarer Hondas you can buy, as it’s equipped with the desirable four-wheel-drive system that made this curious commuter wagon a true anomaly on the marketplace when new. The… more»

Mini Monkey Project: 1970 Honda Z50 Mini Trail

It’s hard to believe, but the original Monkey bike is well over 60 years old and still going strong, with Honda producing a variation of it in 2022, and similar in design to the one we see here today…. more»

Early Production 1970 Datsun 240Z

With less than two days to go on the countdown clock at the time of publishing this write-up, there is some urgency if you’re into early production Z cars. On offer is a 1970 Series 1 240Z — VIN… more»

Stored 40 Years: 1975 Suzuki RE5 Rotary

You’ll have to help me think of a more unique motorcycle than this 1975 Suzuki RE5 rotary. Between a Japanese company, an engine with German heritage, and an Italian designer, they threw almost everything at this bike. The seller… more»

24K Mile Garage Find: 1993 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo

The Z32-chassis Nissan 300ZX represents a high watermark for the company’s iconic sports car. Incredible styling, loads of technology, and an available twin-turbocharged V6 combine to make it one of the foremost Japanese performance cars of the early 9os…. more»

Pick a Roadster: Pair of 1965 Datsun Fairlady 1500s

We’ve all gotten over our heads on projects that are simply not going to see the light of day or feel the warmth of the pavement beneath their wheels. What’s doubly unfortunate is when those same projects are forced… more»

17K Mile Super Car! 1991 Acura NSX

All right, no, it’s not a barn find, or a garage find, or a project, this 1991 Acura NSX is a low mileage, survivor supercar. But if you like all things automotive, this is a pretty outstanding piece. I… more»

Rust Free and Runs: 1971 Datsun 240Z

This 1971 Datsun 240Z appears to be in respectable, unrestored condition with no obvious modifications from stock. The paintwork is glossy, it retains the oftentimes missing OEM hubcaps, and the bumpers still shine nicely. The 240Z is described as… more»

FJ55 Project Truck: 1972 Toyota Land Cruiser

These days, it’s hard to find anything resembling a cheap Toyota Land Cruiser. Almost every generation has exploded in value, and to be fair, it’s one of the few vehicles that is wholly deserving of the prices it commands…. more»

Two-Stroke Shed Find: 1976 Kawasaki KH500

There’s nothing like the smell of blue smoke in the morning, to paraphrase a famous movie line. I can’t get enough two-stroke motorcycles and I know that a few of you are fans given the number of them being… more»

Weekend Project? 1967 Toyota Corona

The Corona was one of Toyota’s longest-running nameplates, in production from 1957 through 2001. For many years it was positioned just below the more luxurious Crown in the Toyota pecking order. It would be one of the earliest models… more»

The First And Best? 1970 Datsun 240Z

So, some will say that the first iteration of anything is the best, especially movies, we could wax on for years about Star Wars or The Godfather, etc. And that concept goes for cars too, or at least it… more»