The Wonders of Classic 1980s Japanese Cars

Daniel here. Thanks for joining me, and Gabriel, who’ll be picking things up from where I leave off. The big feedback from the latest video was loud and clear. How do you convert Japanese car prices?!? First, please understand that though I often get asked how much a car is in USD (or AUD, or… Continue reading The Wonders of Classic 1980s Japanese Cars

Vintage WasabiCars: The Mega Cruiser Graveyard

This video and many like it are the bane of my existence! Sure, the fact that they get heaps of views is cool and all, but the requests that follow from people wanting to buy things they can’t have just isn’t fun. Speaking of not fun, the following: Negotiating a sale with people who aren’t… Continue reading Vintage WasabiCars: The Mega Cruiser Graveyard

The Cleanest and Meanest Nissan Cedric

G’day everyone, Daniel here. I’ll of course be handing things over to resident Wasabi-writer Gabriel in just a few moments, but first some words following the latest video. Boy, was I not prepared for the Mustang comments. Whether on YouTube, Facebook, or on Instagram, comparisons to America’s favourite pony car abounded. You’d have thought I’d… Continue reading The Cleanest and Meanest Nissan Cedric

Daniel Visits the Legendary Kumamoto Hot Dog Van

If you’re a frequent visitor to Japanese Nostalgic Car AND you watch WasabiCars, then you’ll know about the story of Hot Dog Yotsuba: the mobile hot dog vendor that had roamed the streets of Kumamoto since 1976. The van itself is a mid-70s Nissan Cherry Cab Van. The Cherry Cab Van was a van version… Continue reading Daniel Visits the Legendary Kumamoto Hot Dog Van

Dan Comes Across a Barn Find Eunos Cosmo?!

If disease ever took the shape of a car, I think it would look a bit like this poor, neglected Mazda Eunos Cosmo. This is a Series JC “Eunos Cosmo” that was offered from 1990 to 1996. It was the top-of-the-line car of Mazda’s luxury-focused Eunos lineup. It came with either a twin-turbo 13B-RE or… Continue reading Dan Comes Across a Barn Find Eunos Cosmo?!

Dan Goes to the Osaka Auto Messe

I realize this post may be a bit late but considering the video uses footage from last year, it fits the theme you know? This time around we have some real nice footage from the Osaka Auto Messe. If you’re a foreigner like me, the Osaka Auto Messe is an annual auto show held at… Continue reading Dan Goes to the Osaka Auto Messe

A Couple of Minty Toyota Corona Mark IIs

It’s not a Corolla folks, it’s a Corona! A 1975 Toyota Corona Mark II 2000 GSS. Several of them actually, which the green one being the highlight of this video. The showroom-quality examples we’re looking at here belong to the second generation of the Toyota Mark IIs. The “2000 GSS” badge, introduced in 1969 on… Continue reading A Couple of Minty Toyota Corona Mark IIs

Weird is Beautiful: 1973 Suzuki Fronte LC20

Oh Daniel you make me envious of the cars you spot over in Japan! I love Kei cars and this 1973 Suzuki Fronte FH (LC20) is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. That front is fairly normal for Japanese kei cars, nothing out of the ordinary there. But then you look at the… Continue reading Weird is Beautiful: 1973 Suzuki Fronte LC20

The Datsun 1200 SSS that went around the world

Not only are Datsun 1200 SSS models rare worldwide, but seeing one imported to Japan from New Zealand? Daniel, you’ve outdone yourself! The 1200 SSS was a special edition of the Datsun 1200 (B110) that was given a bit more oomph from the factory. The four-door sedan featured twin side-draft Dell’Orto 40 mm carburetors alongside… Continue reading The Datsun 1200 SSS that went around the world

A Writer Joins WasabiCars

Hello! My name is Gabriel Ionica and I will be helping Dan provide written content for his fantastic videos! A Bit About Me I’m a 22-year old Romanian immigrant living in sunny (at times) California! I have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Communications from Sacramento State University. I have written articles… Continue reading A Writer Joins WasabiCars

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