Japanese car queen

This is not a Japanese “race queen” but Japan’s car queen of Lilliput poses with a platinum Tomica “Nissan Fairlady Z432″ (Z432 was a Japan-only model sharing the same drivetrain of the C10 Skyline GT-R). This is a replica of the first edition die-cast created by Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry for the Takara Tomy Company of Japan to celebrate their 40th anniversary of Tomica toys.

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At an estimated price of $80,000 USD, the toy Z432 car is a bargain since it is, “Still Cheaper Than The Real Thing” ; that is, the Nissan Fairlady Z432 is extremely rare would cost more than the toy according to the japanesenostalgiccar.com blog.

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4 thoughts on “Japanese car queen”

  1. The most interesting comment came from Kev on the japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog

    Kev Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Re all the comments about door gaps and general fit, check out what a Tomica 240Z looks like:

    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m255/MX5_Dorifto/3301250971_20c2a1f5df.jpg

    I’d reckon that the platinum car isn’t meant to be a scale model of a real z432, it’s meant to be a replica in platinum of the Tomica toy. So if the toy had some flaws in scale, then the platinum one would have them too

    fair ladyboy Z

  2. Kev wrote in the japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog:
    “…the platinum car isn’t meant to be a scale model of a real z432…”

    Thanks for pointing that out Kev.
    I was thinking that the model was really screwed up since the front bumper and wheels are quite different than the US version. Even though I have done a frame-up restoration on 1971 240Z (US version), I never knew about the Fairlady Z432. I did my 240X restoration in 1983, the pre-Internet era.

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