Where is 326 Power…. Wow, what is that???

Posted: September 18, 2011 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

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After our brief stop in Kyoto, we headed on to Hiroshima in hopes of visiting 326 Power. As with most car places in Japan, you need to hire a rent-a-car to get to the workshop. Luckily almost all rentals come with a GPS Navigation as standard, of course all in Japanese. In our previous trip, we learnt that the Navigation unit was programmed to find addresses based on Phone numbers. A very handy feature as there was no need to read Japanese. However after punching in the phone number to 326 Power, the GPS was smart enough to guess a location but didn’t not have the address and we were lost. Since we were in the general area, we just cruised around to see if we could just stumble across it, instead we found this.

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It was a collection of old sports cars from the 80’s, just parked on the side of a fairly new freeway. I’m sure they have been moved recently because of the condition of the parking lot/highway but I don’t think they’ve been driven.

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The first was a Nissan R30 skyline. Please feel free to correct me if I make a mistake on identifying the cars.

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Followed by a Mazda RX7, I’m not sure which of the first three series it is. This one was missing a few bits and pieces.

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Next was a Nissan R31 Skyline. It looked fine from the side we walked up to it….

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The other side had a space saver, as well as a miss matched rim…

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and rust on the roof.

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These Z20’s are something you don’t see regularly in Australia. One was particularly worn out.

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This one looked like it would clean up nicely.

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The other one was rusted….

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And could use some sort of replacement interior.

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I think this is an even earlier soarer. A Z10 from a quick google search.

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It’s a shame to see something rare like this in bad condition.

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Seems like all Toyota’s rust in the same spots :P.

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It’ll buff out 🙂

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And the final car was another Nissan R31 Skyline.

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This one had moss growing on it.

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I wonder who these cars belong too. We did see a workshop down the road but it didn’t seem to service cars of this era. It was cool to stumble on something like this but we pushed on in our search for 326 Power.

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  1. […] After our brief stop in Kyoto, we headed on to Hiroshima in hopes of visiting 326 Power. As with most car places in Japan, you need to hire a rent-a-car to get to the workshop. Luckily almost all rentals come with a GPS Navigation as standard, of course all in Japanese. In our previous trip, we learnt that the Navigation unit was programmed to find addresses based on Phone numbers. A very handy feature as there was no need to read Japanese. Howev … Read More […]

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