cam_mac

New Member - Sydney... Toyota Mark II

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Hi all,

As suggested - just writing my introduction post to the forum! I used to be on here a long long long time ago back in the corolla days. Since those days I was just driving a Toyota hilux due to my line of work, but I have just bought myself another new toy - more of a leisure car. Hence why I am back on the forums to contribute!

It is a 2001 Model Toyota Mark II - JZX110. Import from japan. I imported it myself and searched for one that I loved. It was a grade 4.5 at auction. It's a top of the range IR-V Fortuna Yamaha model in 5 spd manual and therefore a very rare car in Australia. Its hard to know just exactly how many of these are in the country - but talking with the importers and on JZX forums, it would seem there are only a handful in the country that are this spec in manual.

I do have some basic shots of it during the import process/auction and now also that it's on the road and im sure ill get them up at some stage. I also do a bit of motorsport photography so once I do get all the bits and pieces going on the car ill take some better pics!

Hopefully I can get out to some meets soon enough to meet a few new faces!

Any questions on the car/specs/process - by all means ask away!

Thanks,
Cameron

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Welcome back - I love the Mark IIs, contemplating a Blit as a family wagon in the near future

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They are seriously cool and fun cars. It makes you wonder why they never produced these for anywhere else in the world... I guess Australia was all about v8's - but the market is very different nowadays. Anywho - heres some shots back at the auction and when she first arrived for compliance

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Welcome back - I love the Mark IIs, contemplating a Blit as a family wagon in the near future

The Blit originally got my attention... for something different. But I don't need a wagon in my life - got the ute and now the sedan, so im pretty chuffed.

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Only real problems I see with the Blit are the auto (for some reason they didn't bother to put the 5-speed auto in the IR-Vs, and obviously no manual option either, but I can live with that for a family car) and the scarcity of body parts if it gets in a prang - driveline etc wouldn't be as bad due to other 1JZs in the country.

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The 5spd's are very rare in general. Even in the sedans. Ive been keeping an eye on the auctions since I bought mine, and I am yet to see another fortuna Yamaha with 5spd manual.

Body parts are an issue I guess, but using yahoo japan auctions - theres plenty of stuff available, just gotta know someone or have contacts who can deal with the Japanese market I guess. Driveline/engine etc etc is not an issue. Its the same chassis as the Lexus IS200 (from memory) - so brakes/pads and all that is the same.

Thing im worried about is a damaged windscreen or something........

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*cries*

Nice yamaha ! Welcome !

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*cries*

Nice yamaha ! Welcome !

Cheers mate.

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Welcome to the club

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