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May 11, 2009

the pichurs, they is tellings a thousands words. Well… three actually: “MOAR DISH PLOX”

in other news, the delusionally priced S21 Skyline on Trademe which kyteler and I have been secretly pointing and laughing at has now dropped in price.

To $9500.


May 10, 2009

full credit to Aaron (AzumitH) for stumbling across this awesome gem of a page. As you can see, Japanese car commercials were serious business back in the ’80s. Nothing quite like a troupe of dancing gaijin to compel you to rush down to your nearest Honda dealer.


rick astley lookalike, and some bearded guy with a fedora dancing around in his bathrobe and pyjama pants.




I think my head just exploded. God, I hate love the ’80s.

Main CAR-CM Page (Japanese) »

as some of you may know, I have a fairly original SA22C RX-7 series 3 turbo tucked away which needs a bit of finishing before it can be road-registered. Now that I’m done restoring my TX3 it seems like the next logical project to move on to, and I spotted this freshly imported S3 turbo on a dealer’s yard in Invercargill during my breakfast trawl of Trademe this morning and wonder if I’d have any chance of selling mine for that much (once it’s on the road, of course).

anyway, I don’t like the paintjob (definitely doesn’t look like the factory Sparkling Black though I could be mistaken), and I certainly don’t like the wheels, but $20k is the road-legal asking price. Which bugs me a little. the fact that this guy can’t seem to shift his S3 turbo for half that tells me I’m being overly optimistic, and perhaps that’s what the dealer in Invercargill is about to find out.

Recession and all that, hem hem hemmmm.

$19,999. CHEAP.

kyteler, it’s in your neck of the woods – mayhaps you could go checks it out for me sometime? Who knows, they might even let you have a test drive!

Moar photos after the jump – but you could always click through to the auction instead and save yourself from my snarky comments ;)


because you know you want this showroom condition (and I mean that literally!) hand-assembled and Michelotti-designed 1962 Skyline Sport convertible, one of fewer than ten existing examples. Click on the thumbnail for a neat little showcase video of this car and complete listing (all in Japanese, natch).

Genuine BLRA-3 of awesome

The asking price? A cool 31.5 million yen… at the current exchange rate that amounts to a staggering 533,403 New Zealand peso. Forget buying a Murcie with your Big Wednesday winnings, just get this instead.

That is all :o

nb. For more info on the BLRA-3, check out part 3 of kyteler’s Skyline History article.

spotted on Trademe: one 1962 S21 Skyline Super (much like Michael’s one, except in somewhat tattier condition)… dead engine, dead rego, rust for Africa, and all for $12,000? Daaaaaaamn. Would they even be worth this much in restored condition?

Check out the other cars in the background too!

Skyline Super

suit restore. Captain kyteler, I suggests thou gets busy on thine!

Skyline Super

I already checked - those plates are (de)registered to a Hiace