On the first Thursday of the good weather months, JDM Legends opens their doors for a little open house. It’s a chance to chat up fellow enthusiasts, make terrible offers to Eric (that Silvia has a CA, it’s totally worth the next to nothing I could come up with!) and gawk at the tons of awesome that roll in to and out of the shop. Last month Joey and myself hopped in the Subaru and made the trip over.
Lots of Skylines were on display, from a four door GTR (#102 built and lovingly maintained Nissan in Japan) to the Kenmeri that buzzes around and even an R31 GTS with its awesome little electronic chin spoiler. Brody brought down his R32 GTR and his DR30 GTS. He left the R32 GTS-T at home. Let’s all take a moment to be jealous of his stable… Done? Ok, moving on.
Early S13’s are available for importation. You can be the first kid on your block to roll in a legitimate Silvia, complete with a CA18DET! You can take your JZx and LS swaps and punt them, and ditch all that KA-T stuff. THIS is awesome. Here’s proof. This might be the best $12k you can spend on an S13.
This lovely Celica GTV has since moved on to a new home, but she got to enjoy one last moment being fawned over at the shop.
Some of the cars that are driven to the meet are just as good as the fare JDM Legends has up for sale. An immaculate second generation Celica Supra, looking as clean as it did when it rolled off the showroom floor. A KA24DE swapped S12 200SX. The swap was so clean three of us had to check the vin plate to make sure it was in fact swapped. A gorgeous, red S30 was at the edge of the parking lot, but still managed to draw a crowd. And the Datsun 620 pickup has always been an awesome little truck. They don’t need a lot to look cool.
This little orange Bluebird was pretty awesome, sitting properly on a set of Panasports, but then I noticed the mirrors are a set of GT Napoleon pieces! These are getting harder to find, so seeing a set on something was a real treat.
Keep checking the JDM Legends Facebook page for updates on these little shindigs, and to see photos of the Prince Skyline GTB they took to the Japanese Classic Car Show this past weekend!
Words and Photos by Michael Chandler
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