Japanese Classic Cars

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One Owner Survivor: 1971 Datsun 1200 2-Door Sedan

Most small cars from the early 1970s saw active service as commuters or daily drivers until their owners felt they’d reached the end of their serviceable life. Survivors within that category are relatively rare, especially if the car is… more»

BF Auction: 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi

It has been said many times that a vehicle is only original once. Yet, many enthusiasts looking to make a vehicle “their own”. The new owner of this 1987 Chrysler Conquest can do just that. While this low mileage… more»

Rare Wedge: 1984 Isuzu Impulse ES

UPDATE 11/22/23 – It’s been a while since we last featured this Izuzu but apparently, it’s still on the market. Find it here on eBay where it’s listed with no reserve! FROM 5/26/23 – As some of you know,… more»

Parked in ’79: 1969 Subaru 360

UPDATE 11/20/2023: It is not unusual for a seller to fall foul of a non-paying buyer, and that seems to be the case with this 1969 Subaru 360. It hadn’t made a splash when we initially featured it, with… more»

No Reserve Droptop: 1980 Toyota Celica Convertible

Even without the custom convertible conversion, this 1980 Toyota Celica would be one stunningly well-preserved automobile, but the ragtop just makes it all the more of a crowd-pleaser.  I’ve seen a couple of these before with the droptops, but… more»

Japanese Scooter: 1966 Fuji Rabbit Superflow

The Fuji Rabbit was the first scooter built in Japan after World War II. Some variants would remain in production from 1946 to 1968, serving as a competitor to the better-known Italian Vespa. This Superflow was considered a top-of-the-line… more»

Rare Automatic Gearbox? 1972 Datsun 240Z

I remember watching an old episode of Wheeler Dealers where the boys bought a ’72 Datsun 240Z and decided that the fun quotient was lacking due to its automatic transmission. No worries, master wrench Edd China knew exactly how… more»

Rotary Tragedy: 1993 Mazda RX-7

If you follow sports cars of a certain era, you likely know that the early 90s were a bit of a peak for Japanese imports. This was the time in which every major manufacturer was churning out a high-end… more»

First Sold in US? 1991 Acura NSX

The seller believes that his 1991 Acura NSX is the first one sold in the United States, owing to research performed around the car’s VIN number. The seller’s listing cites online sources that state, “The first 1991 NSX available… more»

Rare Air: 1966 Datsun 411 4-Door Sedan

Sitting in this barn is a classic that is one of the sweetest little cars to emerge from a Japanese factory in the 1960s. It isn’t the most instantly desirable classic on the planet, but the 1966 Datsun 411… more»

No Reserve Long Bed: 1976 Datsun 620 Pickup

If you’ve been in the market for a basic pickup from a time period before trucks got so complicated and expensive, this 1976 Datsun 620 just might check a lot of the right boxes.  It’s also a long bed,… more»

Two-Owner Survivor: 1984 Toyota Celica Supra

If push came to shove and I had to nominate what I believe is the best-looking Japanese car from the 1980s, this 1984 Toyota Celica Supra would be a strong contender. There is something about its aggressive “wedge” styling… more»

Time Capsule 4×4: 1996 Lexus LX450

When you see a vehicle you own appear for sale at a strong asking price – but it’s been listed for more than a few days – how does it make you feel? Personally, I think this clean 1996… more»

Rust-Free Survivor: 1979 Datsun 810 Coupe

I have a great affection for older cars produced by Nissan and Datsun. When I consider the staggering array of vehicles I have owned since I first slipped behind the wheel, nine have worn Nissan and/or Datsun badges. That… more»

One-Owner Restoration: 1972 Datsun 240Z

The Japanese motor industry was one of the fastest evolving during the second half of the twentieth century. The early post-war years saw it producing slower and heavier copies of cars designed by European manufacturers, but by the 1960s,… more»

A “Temple on Wheels:” 1989 Nissan President Hearse

I don’t know about you, but I had never heard of a Nissan President. Nissan introduced their expensive, flagship, top-of-the-line luxury vehicle in 1965, some two years ahead of its rival, Toyota, and their Century luxury vehicle. At the… more»