A chap on the JNC forums recently shared this find and purchase with the forums.
How cool is that? Not only is the Debonair a rare car, even in Japan, but it’s also one of the coolest looking cars ever built and most certainly one of the coolest cars that Mitsubishi ever made. How odd for one to be kicking about (albeit in tatty condition) in the United States. I can only imagine the excitement that ‘city hunter‘ had when tracking it down was similar to mine when I found my S21 locally.
You can follow the project via JNC, here; city hunter’s 1965 Mitsubishi Debonair
I know I’ll be keeping a close eye on it.
Folks may recall this post last week about my friend Shaun, whose four year $20k+ project V8 KHR31 met an untimely end on the road to Taupo on the 31st of May in what can only be described as a freak accident.
Since then, the amount of support received from the wider interwebs and real-life communities has been nothing short of staggering. I’m also pleased to report that both Wal (Shaun’s father) and Reubs were discharged from hospital late last week and are well on the road to recovery, although they both gotta take it easy for the next few months!
But equally as staggering was the amount of money raised by the denizens of GP Forums to be put towards a new KHR31 shell for Shaun. As of last Thursday over $3500 had been donated and the total continues to climb.
Well folks, without further ado… I present to you the vehicle that Ewan @ hayatonka was able to purchase with the money raised. This is what 200,000 yen and a bit of dedication will get you:
And I guess the only word I have to describe Ewan’s contribution to the whole saga thus far is… LEGENDARY. This should become apparent once you read his latest blog entry, situated here.
(…if that wasn’t awesome enough, Ewan’s also supplied a whole gallery of photos from the Toyota meet at Fuji, which either Michael or myself will cover in detail in another blog post later this week!)
There will definitely be a story to tell once the KHR31 arrives on our shores, and speaking of which: all that’s left to do now is settle the bill, get all the dereg and export paperwork sussed, and then it shall be rolled into a container along with the rest of Ewan’s customers’ latest acquisitions to be sent down under. Stay tuned for MOAR! TALES! OF! INTEREST!
You might recall a post I made a little while ago about the Crazy Octopus and it’s progression from FC -> S30, where I left it, there was still some work to do and the iconic octopus itself had not yet made it onto the car. This has now changed, not only is the Octopus now on the S30Z the suspension is well on the way to being finalised, if not being there already. So without further delay, I present to you…
You can see more shots of the Octopus on the car on Zach’s flickr account “here“, where you will also see such things as his installation of plexiglass in the doors as well as other sweet things like sorting out the ride height; (more…)