September 23, 2014

Chevy LUV 1600 Campers

Check out these cool campers!  I wish we had these in the States!

September 12, 2014

いすゞ Eye Candy For Sale In Japan

One thing about living in Japan that must be awesome, is the fine selection of well cared for used vehicles available over there. It seems that in Japan, a higher level of maintenance is carried out throughout the life of a vehicle.  I think this is a result of stricter road safety laws and inspection criteria, as well as the respect given to inanimate objects in general by Japanese culture. Rarely in the States do you see used vehicles of this quality, and you almost never find them in numbers.  When I win the lottery, I will take a special trip to Japan to hand pick a selection of Isuzus to bring home and store in my ultimate Isuzu garage.  Here's to dreaming with a few fine examples from a recently discovered Japanese used car website.  (special thanks to Andy (ubs_lover) for the link!

As far as I know, VehiCROSSes are even rarer in Japan than they are here.  But there are still several for sale in excellent condition.

August 14, 2014

August 7, 2014

July 10, 2014

Trooper sighting in my neighborhood!

Looks like a really nice 1987 or late model '86!
Intact grill with emblems, and the original Isuzu steel wheels too!
I wonder if this Trooper will be a permanent resident in my hood?

June 12, 2014

Rare opportunity for someone, alas...not me.

This is probably the most complete Bellel I have seen for sale in the USA. Normally, they are missing a lot of parts and in horrible condition.  This one does have issues though.  It is hard to tell the extent of the rust and there appears to be several rather large dents.  But again, this car is said to be complete, and is easily the best candidate for restore I have see yet.  Too bad I already have too much.

That dent in the front fender looks bad, but could likely be repaired by a good panel beater.

June 4, 2014