Cars on the Street in Tokyo

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Nantucket Red, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Ah, right. Someone told me before but I couldn't remember. Is it an old model?
     


  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    This looks like a painfully gussied-up '50s-era Mercedes or a VW Karmann Ghia dressed up as one. [​IMG]
     


  3. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I think this thread has great potential if the title is changed to "Exotic cars on the street," so any members can post all the beautiful cars IRL they encountered anywhere in the world.

    I am amazed by the cleaniless of Tokyo streets, you can practically eat off of them.
     


  5. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I don't mind if you post pics from somewhere else. Just say where you took the pic. Mine are obviously all from Tokyo.

    The mods can obviously feel free to change the title.
     


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    This looks like a painfully gussied-up '50s-era Mercedes or a VW Karmann Ghia dressed up as one.

    [​IMG]


    If I had to guess, I'd say the base car is a Z3. I think the kit is nicely done, though.
     


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    If I had to guess, I'd say the base car is a Z3. I think the kit is nicely done, though.

    That's exactly what it is.

    Jon.
     


  8. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    I can see it now. That makes much more sense. It's pretty well done, but all the chrome gimcrack makes me cringe.
     


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    Ah, right. Someone told me before but I couldn't remember. Is it an old model?
    90s model, it was one of the many Kei sized throwback cars from that era Classic Skyline meet at the Pokka 500km race in Suzuka [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Honda GSS? http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...ostream&size=l Formula car (Using Formula Atlantic 4AG Running gear) [​IMG] Some Citroen (seen in Daikanyama) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    If I had to guess, I'd say the base car is a Z3. I think the kit is nicely done, though.

    Z3 into something like a kit version of an Aston Martin DB4 or 5? Appears that way to my eyes.

    Cool photos NR.
     


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    Z3 into something like a kit version of an Aston Martin DB4 or 5? Appears that way to my eyes.

    Cool photos NR.


    Those eyebrows are reminiscent of the Mercedes 300SL.
     


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    A few I snapped:
    Again, not sure but looks like a kit or something:

    [​IMG]


    This looks like a painfully gussied-up '50s-era Mercedes or a VW Karmann Ghia dressed up as one.

    Z3 into something like a kit version of an Aston Martin DB4 or 5? Appears that way to my eyes.

    Those eyebrows are reminiscent of the Mercedes 300SL.

    BELOW: The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Yours for only $11,490 brand spanking new (in 1957) including those gorgeous Rudge wheels.

    [​IMG]

    ___________
     


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    Why do so many of the cars have forward-mounted side mirrors? Just a Japanese thing?

    Also, I don't think either incarnation of the 300SL looks bad.

    ~ Huntsman
     


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    Thnaks Nantucket, wonderful machinery.
     


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    The fender mount mirrors were a Japanese thing. They are positioned so that you can look throgh the windshield and see your blind spots, instead of turning your head. It actually works pretty well.
     


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