Japanese Classic Cars

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No Reserve: 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSI

This 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSI is an original survivor that the seller has owned for three years. It has a genuine 71,000 miles on the clock, and he has just treated it to some pretty expensive maintenance work. It… more»

Modern Classic: 1993 Mazda RX-7 R1

This beautiful 1993 Mazda RX-7 R1 is a stock survivor wearing Competition Yellow Mica paint, and while mileage is on the high side at 140,000, this is the kind of car that you want to see get driven regularly… more»

RHD Rarity: 1978 Nissan Silvia S10

Here’s a find that gets points for uniqueness, at least on U.S. shores (and on Barn Finds), it’s a 1978 Nissan Silvia S10 with right hand drive. I know the name but not the car, so let’s take a… more»

Barn Find Hot Hatch: 1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GTS

Here’s a rare survivor from the hot hatch hall of fame: a 1987 Toyota Corolla FX-16 GTS. Now, when I say survivor, I don’t mean unmolested; I simply mean it survived the era wherein cars like this were relentlessly… more»

Shed Find: 1982 Honda CB900F Super Sport

Barn Finds come in all shapes and sizes, and some are better than others. The owner of this 1982 Honda CB900F Super Sport found it hidden away in a Wisconsin shed. He has gone through the process of returning… more»

JDM Quad Cab: 1995 Toyota Hilux SSR-X

While it can sometimes seem difficult to imagine owning one vehicle across multiple generations, it’s an intriguing thought: why not buy an enthusiast vehicle that your offspring and their families can enjoy? That’s the seller’s case for this JDM… more»

Last Driven in ’87: 1968 Datsun 1600 Roadster

Despite being found in a garage in Connecticut, this 1968 Datsun 1600 Roadster is supposedly solid and even still runs despite sitting since 1987. The Datsun “Fairlady” always seems to hover between being a collectible and an eminently available… more»

5,269 Miles: 1988 Mazda RX7 Turbo 10th Anniversary

One of the biggest automotive trends of the 1980s was to produce a limited-edition Japanese sports car (or family sedan) and paint it white, and then color-match everything. Monochromatic was the name of the game, and from the Mazda… more»

Update: 1969 Datsun Sports 1600 Roadster

UPDATE – We featured this 1969 Datsun Sports 1600 Roadster back in December, and it has reappeared on the market. Previously it was a regular eBay auction, but the owner has now set a Buy It Now on this… more»

Only 1,865 Miles? 1971 Toyota Hilux Survivor

The Toyota Hilux was Toyota’s most successful global pickup truck. Known in America, after the first generation, simply as the “Toyota Truck,” it helped solidify Toyota’s reputation as producing reliable, simple, affordable, and practical vehicles. This first-generation model comes… more»

Patina’d Survivor: 1985 Nissan 720 4×4

When it comes to old Japanese trucks, you best buy what you want now as it seems new collectors are catching onto these workhorses as being nifty weekend rigs that you can actually use. Of course, they’re not lighting… more»

No Reserve Survivor: 1996 Suzuki X-90 4×4

The Suzuki X-90 was not the sales success that the company had hoped for when it was new, but today the little Japanese off-roader has developed its own dedicated following. This 1996 model is a tidy survivor that needs… more»

Turbo Diesel BJ60: 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser

Vintage SUVs continue to be very popular with people wanting an alternative to the mundane modern rides that get lost in the parking lot. Although the Ford Bronco seems to be getting the lions share of attention lately, vintage… more»

32K One Owner Miles: 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4

When it comes to appreciating classics, Mitsubishi’s predominant sports car, the 3000GT VR4, has seemingly been left on the sidelines. That’s similar to its reception when it was a new car as well, as while it was certainly celebrated… more»

All Original 1976 Kawasaki JS400 Jet Ski

Summer’s almost here for most of us in the northern climates at the same time when those of you in the southern climates are heading inside for the next six months because it’s too hot outside. And then there’s… more»

Frame Off Resto: 1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5

This seller on eBay has a tendency to track down very clean vintage Toyota trucks, and this 1987 4Runner is their latest find. Surprisingly, the listing indicates the 4Runner benefits from a frame-off restoration, and while it’s not typical… more»