Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
01-09-2017, 12:48 PM (This post was last modified: 01-09-2017 05:06 PM by banpei.)
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Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
It has been nine and a half years since, but I'm back into the list of AE86 owners! Dodgy

What started out as an over lunch discussion, ended up in winning this auction during the weekend:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Zenki two door Trueno from Japan]
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Zenki two door Trueno from Japan]

The conversation was basically around getting a car myself from Japan, fixing it up and then reselling it. I did some math and found it was doable. So I got in touch with an importer (actually exporting cars from Japan) and after two months reading up on auction sheets and doing a couple of bids I won this one.

Blue zenki interior, where the front appears in good condition:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Zenki two door Trueno from Japan]

Set of black eight spoke Watanabe Black Racing rims:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Zenki two door Trueno from Japan]

Zenki lip:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Zenki two door Trueno from Japan]

Rear seats seem to have rips:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Zenki two door Trueno from Japan]

But overall, a very good looking car!
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Zenki two door Trueno from Japan]

Bad things known from the auction sheet:
1. Seat ripped (see photo)
2. Various scratches
3. Floor has corrosion and rust

3 could be bad, but that's something we'll probably see in a walkaround video soon. But with the current prices for hachis it wasn't a bad deal after all.

And it reminds me a bit of a certain hachi:
[Image: AEU86 AE86 - Zenki two door Trueno from Japan]
So it may be difficult to part from... Big Grin


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01-09-2017, 12:51 PM
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Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
Yeah!

Nice one! I always admired the true JDM AE86's and hopefully i will have one just to ensure my legacy Smile

You will re-sell it or just keep it a daily drive machine?

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01-09-2017, 01:07 PM
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Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
(01-09-2017 12:51 PM)pack Wrote:  Yeah!

Nice one! I always admired the true JDM AE86's and hopefully i will have one just to ensure my legacy Smile

You will re-sell it or just keep it a daily drive machine?
Thanks!
Well, the intention is to keep it for a while and fix it up. And then to sell it. As I already have a very practical daily driver, it will become an occasional drive car. Probably going to meetups and such. Wink

BTW: while being busy with bidding I did come across a genuine Black Limited, but lacked the necessary decals. Sold in the end for 1.4M yen and was no where near my budget.

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01-09-2017, 02:11 PM
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They aren't Watanabes but are "Black Racing" wheels Smile

Looks like a tidy Hachiroku you got there though!
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01-09-2017, 05:05 PM
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Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
(01-09-2017 02:11 PM)mad.matt Wrote:  They aren't Watanabes but are "Black Racing" wheels Smile

Looks like a tidy Hachiroku you got there though!
Thanks for the compliment and correction!
Did some reading up on Black Racing and they have the reputation of being the Rota of Japan... Big Grin

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01-09-2017, 10:47 PM
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Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
Congratulations and welcome back to the club I guess

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01-10-2017, 01:08 AM
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Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
yeaaaaah banpei is back!! owner of this lovely forum finally got himself a true jdm trueno! congrats art! 2017 gonna be a great year

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01-10-2017, 12:46 PM
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Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
Congrts, looks like a very tidy car. Can't wait to see more when it lands in the netherlands.

I was looking for skylines on auctions but the nice prices in japan weren't so nice anymore once i added belgian taxes.

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01-10-2017, 01:24 PM
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Zenki two door Trueno from Japan
Thanks guys!

(01-10-2017 12:46 PM)zenki Wrote:  Congrts, looks like a very tidy car. Can't wait to see more when it lands in the netherlands.

I was looking for skylines on auctions but the nice prices in japan weren't so nice anymore once i added belgian taxes.
Skylines have soared in price over the past few years. R32s are out of reach already, the R34 is already a rare car and keeps being expensive and the R30 has become extinct and costs the same as a good AE86. R33 and R31 are probably the only "affordable" Skylines at the moment. Tongue

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01-11-2017, 10:23 AM
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Congrats! Good to see another one getting some tender love and care Hurray!
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