Oh my stars and chicken gizzards! Who would have thought that I would find a 1956 GMC Pickup Truck at the Japanese auto auction? Man! I don’t think I have seen one my whole life in the U.S. for over 20 years. You gotta wonder who owns this truck in Japan and why considering the roads a very small in certain areas. Was this a car imported right after the second World War? Or was it imported by an American truck junky? The only information I have on the truck is that it’s located in Nagoya, Japan and it’s being auctioned at one of the auction houses there. The condition looks great inside and out. Take a look. Right now these trucks are selling near 20,000 USD. The starting bid on this one is at around 8200 USD.
It’s always great to see a vehicle as close to it’s original condition. But every now and then you see a truck that has been modified to where certain features just pops out at ya! Classic truck enthusiasts all over the world
If Hotwheels, the toy company, is making classic trucks to put in their line up you know that these trucks will continue to have it’s place in the future despite hybrids and EVs coming into the market. Sure you can get these trucks in the good ol’ US of A but don’t forget that these beloved trucks are also cherished in other countries like Japan. Sometimes good things must come to an end though. When that happens I would implore you to search for a classic truck at the Japanese auto auction. Every good truck deserves a good home and a great owner that will continue to share the legacy of the American classic trucks. If you are looking for a classic truck get a hold of us at [email protected] One of our agents will be happy to walk you through the steps to bid, buy and have the truck shipped to the port of your choice. You can also reach us at +81 798 75 1451.
I flew across the pond to the United States this summer for a couple of weeks. It was a busy trip as I met with new clients and shared about the Japanese auto auctions. Most businesses that buy cars from Japan are located on the coasts. But I was surprised with how many people were into Japanese Domestic Market cars in the Midwest part of the U.S. It didn’t take much to get people to sign up. I always thought the Midwest was an untapped market in the United States. But after this trip I have a feeling it won’t be too long till people will start seeing JDM cars driving in the Heartland of America.
Time flew by as I drove through six different states, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. It was about a 1500 mile drive. It’s amazing to see how the landscape changes as you drive state to state. It was refreshing to drive on wide open roads where you can see the horizon. Big trucks, big flags, and wide open spaces everywhere. One might consider it to be boring to drive a total of 24 hours but it was just the right therapy I needed after a long busy year in Japan.
After a long drive I got hungry. I went to a restaurant called Steak and Lube. It was entertaining to see all the cars and motorcycles while I had some buffalo wings. Hey, maybe we will see a Skyline GT-R hanging from the ceiling one day?
Before flying back to Japan my one wish was to have a nice juicy steak at Texas Road House restaurant.
Despite the long drives and hectic schedule it was nice to see my beloved friends and family. But sometimes good things must come to an end. It was time to fly back to Japan and get back to work. We have customers that are depending on us to deliver cars all over the world and the Japanese auto auctions are not going to wait!
The Estima has been one of the go to mini-vans in Japan and other countries. It’s been a reliable vehicle to haul family, friends and cargo for years. When the Estima came out in 1990 it wasn’t exactly a huge hit. When it was introduced in the US there were complaints that a V6 engine could not be installed for those who wanted more power. In Europe people said that it was too expensive to utilize it as a mini-bus. After 10 years in the year 2000 Toyota decided to use the Camry platform with a front engine, front wheel drive design. This gave Toyota the ability to put a V6 engine in it. The Estima finally earned it’s respect and became a huge hit. By the way, it was given the nick name “Genius Egg.”
Despite it’s success Toyota has decided to stop production of the Estima this September of 2019. This is just a rumor but there are talks that the name “Estima” will be resurrected when Toyota comes out with an EV Mini-van in a few years. I am a huge fan of the Estima and own one right now. My plan is to get another Estima for our next family vehicle. If you are looking for an Estima look no further. Provide Cars Ltd. can help you get one and ship it to your choice of port. The Japanese auto auction has hundreds of Estimas on auction. If you are in the market sign up for a free trial account at www.providecars.co.jp.