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Toyota ‘Corona EXiV’ Established The Popularity Of The 4-door Hardtop Coupe

The Corona EXiV was introduced in 1989 as the successor to the Toyota Corona Coupe. It was fully remodeled in 1993, and a racing machine based on the Corona EXiV was entered in the All-Japan Touring Car Championship, which was popular at the time, from 1994. We take a fresh look back at the car.

Did The Honda ‘NSX’, A Former Press Test Car, Find A Buyer?

On 24 February 2024, a Honda NSX Type T was offered at an auction held by Iconic Auctioneers at Silverstone Circuit in the UK. The vehicle on display was a publicity vehicle prepared for loan to the media in the UK. We are pleased to report an interesting hammer price.

Toyota ‘Soarer’ Transplanted With ‘R32 GT-R’ Engine And Interior Equipment

The manga "Shakotan Boogie", written by Michiharu Kusunoki and serialized in Weekly Young Magazine in 1986, had a great impact on vehicle lovers in Japan. Influenced by the manga, an owner built a real-life version of the Toyota Soarer that the manga's main character "Hajime-chan" drove.

Autozam ‘AZ-3’ Was A Longtime Seller In The Shadow Of The ‘AZ-1’

The Autozam AZ-3 was introduced in 1991 as a sibling of the Eunos Presso. While the Presso targeted single men and women who valued their individuality, the AZ-3 was a model with a lighter, sportier flavour. What kind of car was the AZ-3, whose name is not heard as often today as that of the AZ-1?

Toyota ‘Cynos’, A Secretary’s Car That Was Cheaper Than The Kei-car

The Toyota 'Cynos', introduced in 1991, was a two-door coupe model based on the Tercel/Corsa/Corolla II and was available in two models: 'Alpha' and 'Beta'. 1995 saw a full model change, and the second generation of the Cynos was also two Two models are available. The new α model is an attractive model with a low price of 934,000 yen (approx. 6160 USD). We look back at the car again.

Why Mitsubishi ‘Eclipse’ Customized To “The Fast & Furious” Movie Specs

There are many reasons why people fall in love with cars, but many people become car enthusiasts because of the influence of manga and movies. For example, many people must have become interested in not only the cars in the film but also the customization after watching the film "The Fast & Furious". In this issue, we introduce some of the car guys and their cars that were influenced by such films.

Why Was The Honda ‘Airwave’ Convenient And Cheap But Short-lived?

The Honda Airwave, introduced in 2005, was a station wagon that used the platform used in the first-generation Fit, with a new car price of less than 1.5 million yen (approx. 10,000 USD) for the entry-level model. What kind of car was it?

Nissan’s ‘Pulsar GTI-R’, Born In The Heyday Of The Hot Hatch

Nostalgic 2 Days, held on February 17-18, 2024, was a major motor show that featured old and out-of-print cars as the main attraction. From that venue, we would like to introduce the Pulsar GTI-R, a hot version of Nissan's 4th generation "Pulsar" that debuted in 1990.