10
Jan
11

Second Hand Japan

The world of auto wrecking in Japan is quite exciting and also very confusing.

Some places seem to be collecting and storing.

Whilst others are more amount the value of scrap metal. Cars go in complete…


…and end up on the other side in piles shredded metal.

The value of metal and the limitations of space mean collectable and usable cars find their time ending prematurely. The red car top left is a R31 Coupe, probably the turbo version.

But not all is lost, other yards have piles of treasure. Anyone for a complete and so sought after Type-X Kit? the whole set was in near new condition!

Or a Toyota Publica shell…

The VIP scene is absent in Aus, finding a complete aero kit would be a mean feat.

There were two across the road from each other here.

I guess there’s also value in low capacity motorbikes.

Learning to speak Japanese is high on my list of things to do.  Hopefully next time i stumble across a wrecking prefecture ill have the ability to ask questions.

Thanks for reading.

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3 Responses to “Second Hand Japan”


  1. 1 Bc
    January 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    i dont know how you can just walk around taking pictures of all these awsome cars just sitting there.. I would be so broke.. I’d be trying to buy everything hahaha

  2. 2 dandfx
    January 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    riding a bike with 13in wheels and a back pack of camera gear made it impossible, also being about an hour from the rail station :(

  3. 3 Ken
    January 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I’m lucky to have a number of Pick-N-Pull locations around where I live…


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