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Toyotas and Hondas, rare and

Forget about Ferraris, show’s all about Japanese

Michael Taylor, Chronicle Writer

Friday, July 27,

Summer is the high season of d’elegance, where the rich on manicured lawns and trot out classic Ferraris, pristine and Duesenbergs that really are But if you head for Vallejo on Saturday, you can in that rarity of the concours — a show devoted to Japanese collector cars.

not talking about a field of Camrys and Accords. Look, for such quirky little as the Honda S600 or S800, the Sports 800 or even that ne ultra of the Japanese collector car the Toyota 2000GT sports only 300 of which were

Japan, of course, is one of the biggest in the American car sales wars. it comes to collector models, Japan has been long the Edsel of the field. Not anymore.

In years, said Craig editor of Hemmings Sports Cars, a monthly magazine for

there has been a resurgent in cars like the first-generation RX7, or the Toyota Supra the 1980s.

Fitzgerald said and other Japanese cars the past three decades attracted collectors for several

They were very advanced for their day — things like advanced systems, digital dashboards and adjustable power seats, he And because of their relatively prices, they were that an average person. buy.

Take the one Castro Valley Matt Spielberg picked up years ago. It’s a Toyota Sports 800, a little roller skate of a car 45-horsepower, two-cylinder engine can it up to what Spielberg calls a scary 98 mph. It’s because your rear end is seven inches off the ground.


and his wife, Patty Chun-Spielberg, the car on eBay four years ago for Try that, Porsche lovers.

I it as a rusted hulk, Spielberg and I have another $8,000 in it. The car was imported to the United States. made about 3,100 in

Spielberg’s car will be on show at the Motoring J Style event at the County Fairgrounds in Vallejo.

The promoter is David Swig, son of Swig, who is well known in the Bay as a former auto dealer in San and, these days, as the of the annual California Mille a weeklong drive around California in the kind of fine old and antique European and American that the Japanese car show in would disdain.

When I of driving age, David said, the cars I could were older Japanese and so I always had a special place in my for those cars.

Toyota Sports 800

In the cultural world of cars, always been the core of who are into Porsche, Ferrari and Swig said. But the Japanese the Datsun 510 and 240Z, or the Toyota and Supra. These have a whole group of people who are not the you see at the Monterey Historic Automobile one of the events held during the August car festival on the Monterey that includes the prestigious Beach Concours d’Elegance.

the Toyota 2000GT has become an icon in the collector world 26 surviving examples of the car will be on at the Monterey races over the 17-19 weekend, sort of a passage into the high-toned of car collecting.

One of those cars to Sue Jamiesson, owner of Salinas It’s a red 2000GT she bought in and it has only 38,000 miles on it.

They were built — mine in 1967 and there were only 300 in all, Jamiesson said. She 70 of the 300 were imported to the United

I used to drive it all the time, around 1985 or 1988, I discovered how valuable it is, Jamiesson

And how valuable is that?

They’re bringing $280,000 to $300,000 at she said. In case anyone is she added, mine is not for sale.

If you go

The J Style Japanese car show take place from 11 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Solano Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive in Admission is $15 for adults, free for 12 and under. More information can be at www.motoringjstyle.com or by calling (415)

This article appeared on B — 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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