Monday, November 5, 2012

A few vintage small cars from the 2012 SEMA Show

Datsun 510 Bluebird SSS
At this year's SEMA Show, there were a number of compact and subcompact vintage makes including this stunning 1970 Datsun Bluebird 1800 SSS. Wearing Enkei Apache wheels and possessing and in-the-weeds stance, this SR20DET-owered coupe was a vintage showstopper.

Datzilla Datsun 510 V8
Another vintage Datsun 510, but with a different approach. And by "different," I mean Chevy V8-powered. This is Peter Brock's car—the king of Datsun race cars—and that's an all-aluminum small-block Chevrolet V8. The car is called Datzilla, and I can see why.

1973 Toyota TE27
We love us some TE27 Corollas here, and this 2TG-powered '73 located in the Enkei booth did nothing but reinforce that. This gorgeous orange Rolla had 15x8, +0 Enkei wheels, the JDM fender mirrors, flares, and the #6 meatball on the door was a great touch. So cool.

Custom green VW beetle
If there's one ubiquitous customized small car, it has to be the VW Beetle. This slammed bug had wide wheels out back, a bit of the rat rod treatment, and that green paint—love that hue. It's hard to be a well-customized bug, even after all of these years.

vintage style mini bike
Ah the vintage mini bike: Servicing race pits for years and years, as well as occupying garages across the world since the 1960s. Yes, they still make these things. This one was a cheap Chinese thing. However, it's still kinda cool in a "I don't have to walk through the pits" kind of way.


Duke said...

That Corolla is so lust worthy.

Ducati Scotty said...

Great little bug. I dreamed about getting those Enkei wheels on the Toyota when had my bug back in the day.