Rare cars on SA road

FiestaST

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here is 2 for you, 1 chevy from the golden age of american cars,
not sure if this is a valiant, and never understood what is the appeal of such a petrol drinking monster.
other is another rare car, Hyundai Scoupe View attachment 1014644





View attachment 1014640 pe, not sure if they were ever officially sold in SA, or are they all JDM imports.
The Scope (magazine) was officially brought into SA. Early 90's

It was a sorta halo vehicle for the brand then.

This was at the very start of Hyundai's push into SA.
 

eg2505

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Do you know what a JDM import is?
Yes, Japanese Domestic Market, but the cars are not always necessarily Japanese,
one can get German, and Korean

and yes French and Italian cars from Japan,
(why though?)

its all due to the laws in Japan that people constantly buy New cars, and dont buy used cars ever,
some strange law that makes no sense, but gives us weird looking cars that are completely illegal in SA,

saw that Scoupe, and remember my Dad having one overseas, but hardly ever see them locally, Quite rare,
@FiestaST , do you know how many were imported? dont we have locally a website like www.howmanyleft.co.uk?
 

eg2505

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bawana please remove this MOFO, he obviously can't read the rules and posting some stupid french shyte
yes its French, but its a mad creation
engine where the back seats were how insane must you be to do that?

Ive always wondered what would happen if you shoehorned a V12 into it?
how quickly would you have an accident?
 

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here is 2 for you, 1 chevy from the golden age of american cars,
not sure if this is a valiant, and never understood what is the appeal of such a petrol drinking monster.
other is another rare car, Hyundai Scoupe View attachment 1014644





View attachment 1014640 pe, not sure if they were ever officially sold in SA, or are they all JDM imports.
You seriously need to clean the inside of your car.
And the second one is scrap heap trash
 

Cereal_Killer

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yes its French, but its a mad creation
engine where the back seats were how insane must you be to do that?

Ive always wondered what would happen if you shoehorned a V12 into it?
how quickly would you have an accident?
Did you see the Italics?
 

eg2505

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You seriously need to clean the inside of your car.
And the second one is scrap heap trash
you haven't lived till you've gone off roading in the rain,
one life, live it :laugh:

that Hyundai is rare and unusual, almost like a Rebel Elantra
that hasn't grown up and decided to be sensible and have 4 doors.
 

FiestaST

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Yes, Japanese Domestic Market, but the cars are not always necessarily Japanese,
one can get German, and Korean

and yes French and Italian cars from Japan,
(why though?)

its all due to the laws in Japan that people constantly buy New cars, and dont buy used cars ever,
some strange law that makes no sense, but gives us weird looking cars that are completely illegal in SA,

saw that Scoupe, and remember my Dad having one overseas, but hardly ever see them locally, Quite rare,
@FiestaST , do you know how many were imported? dont we have locally a website like www.howmanyleft.co.uk?
Unfortunately I don't. I recall back around '94 there was an ok amount on the road. Wrt how many are actually still running is a different story.
 

genetic

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Yes, Japanese Domestic Market, but the cars are not always necessarily Japanese,
one can get German, and Korean

and yes French and Italian cars from Japan,
(why though?)

Maybe read the definition of what a JDM import is again - because neither of those were made in Japan or exclusively sold in Japan.

A Korean built Hyundai i20 imported from Japan does not equate as a JDM import.
 

rodga

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Cereal_Killer

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classic car? or not one of Chevys best?

hate to ask, but always wanted to know,
whats the fuel consumption on an Yank truck like that like?
For the Impala: Regular Gasoline 18 combined city/highway MPG 15 city 24 highway 5.6 gals/100 miles

The Pick-up depending on year and engine size between 7.8 mpg up to 13.8mpg
 

eg2505

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For the Impala: Regular Gasoline 18 combined city/highway MPG 15 city 24 highway 5.6 gals/100 miles

The Pick-up depending on year and engine size between 7.8 mpg up to 13.8mpg
the days before the oil crisis, :eek:
when engines were big and the Petrol gauge was a mere suggestion.

guess we have the Israelis to thank for all these dinosaurs becoming rare.

who knows, maybe in time all the cars that use Petrol today will be rare and unique,
and finally the faithful Toyota Tazz/Conquest will be a classic car,

yes it isnt pretty, it isnt fast, but in time, it will be a classic car worthy of a museum,
maybe it can share space with the Famous Monza,:laugh:
 
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