Almost Mythical Late 1980s/Early 1990s Japanese Coupes Remembered

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From Pokemon to PlayStation to Pochacco to pixilated porn, the Japanese have turned out some wild and crazy shit over the years; and, arguably, none more so than during the late 1980s/early 1990s. I mean we’re talking some weird yet wonderful automotive cack here which most of you will have long forgotten about. Along with chronic acne, your first sexual encounter and fuckawful hairstyles. But thankfully I’m here to remind you of some of the more mythical cars which we observed in snatched moments and fleeting glances around the time you were first discovering cars/the opposite sex/recreational drugs.

Seriously, Drivl are pleased to present a collection of 10 auto equivalents of unicorns and seahorses you might just remember, if you’re still able to cast your mind back some 25 plus years (rather depending on just what strength of leisure narcotic you enjoyed at the time). Ascending to the ranks of mythological creatures in the intervening years, many of these examples were rare sights on UK roads even when they were new-ish, so you can only imagine just how uber scarce any of this lot are today; as we fast approach 2018.

Subaru SVX

“This is the land of Narnia,” said the Faun, “where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea. And to take us there, I give thee the Subaru SVX. Natch.” (Narnia)

Isuzu Piazza Turbo

"...in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea. And with it, lost forever to the tides of time (and looking like a shit VW Corrado), the Isuzu Piazza Turbo. " (Atlantis)

Mazda RX7

“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. It is of course the Mazda RX-7, for Wankels everywhere.” (Hobbiton, Middle Earth)

Subaru XT Coupe

“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Yet none of them are as implausible as the Subaru XT Coupe.” (Alice in Wonderland)

Nissan Silvia

“Its cloak was his crowning glory; sable, thick and black and soft as sin. Sadly beneath it lay what appeared to be a stock Nissan Silvia. And NOT the Japanese name for the early generations of GT-R, alas.” (Castle Black)

Honda Legend Coupe

“Some men just want to watch the world burn. While others just want to wear Pringle knitwear.” (Gotham City)

Toyota Corolla GT Coupe

“Oh yeah, what are you gonna do? Release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark, they shoot bees at you? Lord no, NOT the Toyota Corolla GT Coupe!” (Springfield)

Mazda MX-6

“You shouldn’t like things because people tell you you’re supposed to. This advice specifically applies to the Mazda MX-6.” (The Upside Down)

Mitsubishi Starion Turbo

“Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. But instead we seem to have arrived in a very strange place indeed.” (Oz)

Lexus Soarer

“Yabba Dabba Don’t! Ever.”(Bedrock)

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