Hotbox? 1990 Mazda Bongo 4WD Van

Here was have a delightful JDM van with arguably the best collection of typical late 80s/early 90s factory decals ever applied! If you’ve never seen a Mazda Bong – er – Bongo, yet this seems familar, that could be because it was also sold as the Nissan Vannette (related to the fire-prone, US market C22 “Hibachi” van), the Ford Econovan and the Mitsubishi Delica.

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Kenmeri from Bahrain: 1974 Nissan Skyline 240K GT

The C110 Skyline was known as the Kenmeri due to the ad campaign which launched it and featured decidedly non-Japanese actors.  This started life as a right-hand drive 240K GT but is now left-hand drive and features an L28 in place of the L24.

The work on this car appears to have been done to a very high standard, as the LHD conversion looks stock.  This is a rare car; so some would prefer it bone stock; but LHD convenience (for most markets) and L28

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East Riffa, BAHRAIN, Bahrain
$40,100 with 58 bids, reserve not met and 1.25 days to go

This looks like a scaled-up US-market Datsun, but these were never sold here.  Upscaling accommodates six cylinder engines.

Here’s a first glance at the iconic Skyline tail lights.  Also note that aggressive fastback style and the character lines on the sides – all very 70s Japanese (meaning US-influence, yet unique in some ways).

Front end it unlike any US Datsun.  Note 240K GT badge.

Here’s another look at those awesome tail lights.  By the way, we love the hubcaps and, of course, the color.

Inside is sporty and everything appears to be in great shape.

This looks like it has a full complement of gauges.  The seller says the steering wheel is worn, but it looks good in the pics.

Fastback styling compromised the trunk quite a bit, but it still hold a spare.

L28 could be stock, as it looks the same as an L24 on the outside.  We’re not sure what the induction story is here – US L-series sixes had either two SU-style carbs or fuel injection.  This appears to have a single carb.  We love the stock look, but wonder if triple Mikunis would really make it sing.

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 Datsun Nissan, skyline 240K GT (C110), 1974, GOOD CONDITION MUST SEE, only had though approaching as shown 126020 KM but not original km driven.
You are viewing a rare find stunning classic outstanding example of 1974 Datsun Nissan skyline 240K GT, Series (C110), Two door Model, 2800cc (6 cylinder) Block type L28 inline engine 2.8 SOHC carburetor, this is meticulously maintained never smoke

Approximated driven 126020km, convert to Miles well be 078306 mile not original and I don’t have the original mileage I bought it as it is, 2 doors, equipped with the 5-speed manual transmission, 14-inch steel wheel rim with stainless steel wheel hubcap, good condition, complete service is just done.

Its looks amazing for rear quarter original design with its slash-style fender flare and angular. The cabin is typical of higher-range Japanese cars of the era, with lots of flat, sharp-cut surfaces and black interior. the gauges cluster and its large teach and speedo-sized analog RPM, as well as the big diameter, skinny-rimmed. Note the pillarless hardtop construction, which should make for a very airy cabin with all four windows rolled down.

The vehicle look like great and run good, Paint appears in good shape all over its repaint in original gorgeous color, however a few small dings here and there, color (Golden light brown classic) exterior, and (black) for interior.

I would guess it is the finest example currently available anywhere. Overall the car presents very nicely

The car original bought it from Australia and it’s converted to LHD, the new chassis number plate is match the car model, car specification and year, It’s a so RARE to get LHD car model that converted in professional way.

Please note there is wear and tear in the steering wheel.

This is best deal for cars collectors.

Front Seats:
Upholstery Material 
Manual passenger seat & manual adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Rear seats:
Upholstery Material
Front console with storage
Front center console storage under the stereo 
Cable trunk release
12V front cargo area power outlet(s)
Air conditioning
Center roof reading lights
Front and rear floor mats (not original)
In Car Entertainment:
2 total rear speakers
JVC AM/FM stereo and CD Playback (not original)
Safety Features:
Front Disc / rear Drum brakes
Front seat belt for driver and passenger 
Rear center 2-point belt
2 front adjustable headrests
Heated rear window

This is best deal for cars collectors.

A Skyline Granting Safe Passage?

Here’s a rarely seen Nissan Skyline Passage GT with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline six.  Sounds perfect, right?  The only catch here is that it is equipped with an automatic transmission.  Still, this is highly unusual and the auto will help keep it on boost.  With that, this should make a great cruiser!

The R31 Skyline was the last generation before the mighty RB26DETT came along and made the car a legend in GTR form.  As such, they get less attention and are imported less often.  This sedan version is even more unusual.  We’re not sure it’s interesting to the tune of $15K; but the seller is considering offers…

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From this angle,  this could be one of several angular, 1980s sedans and doesn’t look like anything special.  The hubcaps add to that effect.

The only thing that really stands out on the front is  the Skyline badge – not something seen on many unmodified cars in the US.

Profile shot – still pretty boring.

A peek at the rear shows something unique.

Round tail lights on a sedan look like nothing sold in the US at the time and, of course, this wears a Turbo badge.

Here’s an interesting feature – a truly pillarless design with an odd solution to the shoulder belt problem.

Moving inside, we see lots of velour in a beautiful, deep maroon.  Naturally, this is a RHD car.

Dash and center stack are awesomely 80s and Japanese, though analog, in this case.

The trunk seems to offer more than ample storage.  No junk here!

Here’s the pint-sized, inline six with turbo.  In its highest-output form, this put out a little over 200 horsepower and similar torque.  While this car isn’t small, the lack of mandated features should mean it’s not too heavy and this should be thoroughly entertaining.  Again…too bad about the transmission.

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You are looking on a very clean R31 Skyline Passage.

When reviewing the photos please do not forget that this car is eligible for an antique tag. 

The condition of the car is very good for the year and considering that only a few of these left in decent condition, among those that are left this one is a pearl! The car is well maintained example as it shows from every angle. Runs excellent, very smooth and tight, everything works as it was intended from the factory, and air conditioning works well. 

Once it is going it feels as new and rides very well. Steering and suspension has no play whatsoever. Drive train has absolutely no play and feels new. Automatic transmission shifts good and brakes work excellent.

Original paint is in very good condition for the year with only a few minor imperfections. As you can see in the photos.

This car has only 47k miles of a verified provable mileage from new and it shows that it was in good hands.

Interior is in very good condition and does not make squeaks or rattles when going down the road. 

Serious buyers only!!! 

Vehicle has a CLEAN Florida title that is ready to be registered in “any” state. (MAKE SURE YOU CHECK WITH LOCAL DMV & EMISSION REGULATIONS) 

I tried to describe the vehicle as accurately as I can and pictures and video speak for themselves BUT,

You MUST contact me by phone if you have any questions, or before assuming anything about the car and anything that I would or would not do.

If I don’t answer please send a text message.

I will assist with reasonable time storage which need to be discussed prior purchase. 

A non refundable deposit of 500$ is due within 24 hours after the vehicle purchase. A full payment to be received within 7 days of auction end. Will assist with storage and transportation.


I would prefer to be contacted by phone or text rather than email.