Thanks for the endorsement!
Thanks for the awesome write-up!
If anybody wants to go deeper into the story, I wrote a piece for Oppo about importing it and a 1970 Crown that got a triple weber 2 JZ swap. The import story made the frontpage in 2014, for those that might remember it.
Though this will probably never be seen...I say buy the car I have for sale right now. It’s perfect for his needs. A/C is freshly serviced, and blows ice cold. It’s practical and obscure. 4 doors, 2 turbos. And its well under the budget. $13,500...the steering wheel is on the wrong side though...
Should have parked the Chaser over there and just been like.... ”No, really it’s okay...I know Dave!”
They did C350's too. Came with either the 7.3 diesel (rare) or the 460 gas big block. Full 1-ton drivetrain. I had a C350 with the 460.
Wish I still had mine...
Nope. Definitely 4 door Bronco. Top comes off too!
There’s a Bring a Trailer auction for a Honda Beat. The post is for a dealer. Car is advertised by a company in Rhode Island that is not a licensed dealer. The guy says he’s a dealer in Texas (but operates in Rhode Island), and the title is in the name of another company.
Love that M2 1001. I’m hoping to find a nice one next year to bring back to the states. I’m very interested to see what one will do at auction here. Certain Miata models have taken a huge up turn in value recently. I don’t know if US collectors will ‘get it’ that the M2 models are more important than any model ever…
I agree about the age. I personally believe that was the primary reason for the accident. That was my first thought as soon as I found out the age of the tires.
I can play this game....
Hardtop = No B-Pillar
I haven’t glued the coin in yet. It’s 26.5mm in diameter. I found this chart with handy coin sizes...
It does, I don’t particularly like working with it though. I may continue to experiment with it.
Yeah. I have no good options for you there,
Yeah, the yen doesn’t really work then. The smaller blue one is a CA finish...basically highly polished superglue. Very strong, but can scratch. The larger blue one is friction polish. The wood is sanded/polished to 15,000grit then a polish/shellac is applied and friction polished to a high gloss. Not as much luster…
They can be natively 12x1.25 or 12x1.5, and I can provide bushings to go down to 10x1.25, 10x1.5, 8x1.5, and others if needed. I can also do some standard sizes...1/2-13 or smaller.
What kind of car? I have a taller blue one with a 500yen coin set in the top. It’s not on the site yet. $85 shipped.