Haven't posted many pictures lately. What can I say; scanning and processing takes time and I haven't been happy with my results lately. See if things improve going forward. Of course, anything becomes a chore this time of the year. It's 37° in Osaka today (which means it's over 40° locally where we live), and worse, nighttime temperatures never drop below 27°. Even sleeping is difficult, as you choose between stifling heat or clammy, miserable air conditioning.
A car like this — I could never afford to buy one. I don't have a license to drive it if I did. And I wouldn't have anywhere to drive it to its potential if I had one. My guess is, few of these cars sold in Osaka will ever go much faster than 100km/h or so in their entire lifetimes. They'll spend most of their life occasionally cruising down Midōsuji on sunny weekends. Many owners would probably be just as happy with an electric motor in the car, coupled with a good sound system to play V-12 engine sounds. Or happier; it'd be lighter, more reliable and get better red-light acceleration.