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Motorhead / Importer

Honda Acty SDX 4WD HA4-2131127 w/33,200 mi (53,558 kilometers). 5-speed manual transmission. Otherwise just a simple little truck in a neat color.

Available for pre-order. 50% down for a right of first refusal. If not satisfactory on arrival, 100% refund of deposit for any reason.

Currently in Japan pending port booking. Expected arrival in Seattle September, 2022.

More info:

  • Wikipedia Honda Acty
  • Honda – factory manuals FREE (Japanese) ex. 1992 Acty

1994 Subaru Sambar 4WD

May, 1997 production

Subaru Sambar 4WD – KS4-201536 with 20,250 miles (32,652 kilometers). Push-button 4WD; difflock.

Available for pre-order. 50% down for a right of first refusal. If not satisfactory on arrival, 100% refund of deposit for any reason.

Currently in Japan pending port booking. Expected arrival in Seattle September, 2022.

More info:

  • Wikipedia – Subaru Sambar
  • motor-car.net – Subaru Sambar-1961-2009

1997 Honda Acty 4WD

Air Conditioning

Honda Acty 4WD HA4-2355806 w/45,500 mi (73,232 kilometers). 5-speed manual transmission; Air Conditioning. Otherwise just a simple little truck in a neat color.

Available for pre-order. 50% down for a right of first refusal. If not satisfactory on arrival, 100% refund of deposit for any reason.

Currently in Japan pending port booking. Expected arrival in Seattle September, 2022.

More info:

  • Wikipedia Honda Acty
  • Honda – factory manuals FREE (Japanese) ex. 1992 Acty

Honda Acty Attack 2WD HA3-2017233 with 12,835 miles / 20,705 kilometers. 5-speed manual transmission. Otherwise just a simple little truck in a neat color.

Available for pre-order. 50% down for a right of first refusal. If not satisfactory on arrival, 100% refund of deposit for any reason.

Currently in Japan pending port booking. Expected arrival in Seattle September, 2022.

More info:

  • Wikipedia Honda Acty
  • Honda – factory manuals FREE (Japanese) ex. 1992 Acty

Jaguar XJS Convertible

5.0 liter V12

1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible – SAJNW4845LC169745. Pacific Northwest car with 104,900 miles.

Power soft-top; power windows; original books. Wear consistent with age and mileage – small split in the soft-top; cruise control inoperable; etc. Always starts right up; engine runs smooth; transmission shifts nice; brakes feel good; serviceable tires; etc. Good looking car and fair value for the money.

More info

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJS

 

 

1996 Toyota Century

VG40 - 4.0 liter V8

1996 Toyota Century VG40 VG40-015219. Nice condition with 58k miles (92,575 kilometers). Runs and drives well with cold AC.

Equipped with a 4.0 liter hemi-head V-8. High specification E-Type( VG40-GEPQE) features adjustable air suspension; cloth seats with heating and power-controlls. Rear seats recline and feature ‘massage’ and the left-rear passenger can control the left-front power seat and is afforded a pass-through foot-rest for the ultimate legroom. Other features include power wing-windows front and rear; ashtray and cigarette lighter at each seat; adjustable lighting at each seat. Dictaphone and controls for seats / AC / radio built into the rear center armrest. Chrome bumpers and classic fender-mirrors (power adjustable).

Does have a couple sq. in. of rust in the rocker behind the right-front wheel – a minor negative on an otherwise very clean car.

The pinnacle of 1960’s Japanese design & engineering – The Toyota Way.

Here is a very similar Toyota Century imported in 2020.

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1984 Renault R5 Turbo2 châssis: VF1822000E0000629.

Odometer showing 26,030 kilometers. Older repaint and light modifications – steering wheels, door panels, Recaro seats,

$65,000 (£53k / €62k) FOB Tokyo, Japan. Worldwide shipping available – example landing in the USA  <$5k for RoRo shipping & duty.

Shipping late August for September arrival. Pending sale to Brent C. While this car has a deposit, other R5 Turbo2 will arrive in September.

 

1959 Citroën 2CV

400cc w/centrifugal clutch

1959 Citroën 2CV 469156 – sold new in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Factory electronic windshield wipers and distinctive corrugated bonnet and suicide doors common to the early cars.

Powered by a 425cc air-cooled opposed-twin motor friving the front wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission and Trafficlutch – a centrifugal clutch that allows the driver to come to a stop while leaving the transmission in gear. When time you go, simply pull-away by pressing on the accelerator and the centrifugal clutch engages and away you go. Shifting into higher gears is done with the conventional floor-mounted clutch pedal.

2CV are known to be durable and easily serviced. With about 12hp on-tap (when new) I’ll get you up to around 80km/h. You’ll get there in style …at a leisurely pace.

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Here is a fine synopsis of the 2CV experience. Similar specification car also with the centrifugal clutch.

1997 Toyota Century V12

5.0 liter V12

1997 Toyota Century GZG50-0002399

Nice condition from Shibuya, Tokyo – likely a Japanese corporate car. Relatively high miles at ~123k miles (198,981km) but obviously well maintained.

Video from my inspection in Japan: Instagram sodo_moto

 

 

 

 

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