So my friend Matt is a loyal customer of Trust Kikaku, and so of course when he announced a few months ago he was going to visit Japan, we agreed that we should drop in for a visit when he was here.
Flash forward a few months, along with a courtesy email to the staff at Trust Kikaku, and this past weekend I found myself driving up to TK - after having an interesting part installed at Nismo Omori Factory, which I will blog about in an upcoming post.
|Pit stop for a quick lunch (for me!) on the way up!|
This post will be photo heavy, since there is SO MUCH GOING at TK, rather than write about it, photos are way more efficient. Thanks very much of course to Matt who kindly shared his photos with me and gave me free license to post the ones I liked!
Anyway, TK is located in Ibaraki Prefecture, away from the cities in the countryside and about an hour north of Tokyo, with nothing really except farms mostly so it was quite obvious when we arrived:
|But yeah, from the outside it looks very factory. |
Note the USS auctions satellite antenna on the roof though!
|THE Front Door...and they even have their own welcome mat...|
|Hannah proudly pointed out they have GT-R emblems from EVERY generation of GT-R!|
|That is a manual transmission Nissan X-Trail on sale for 980,000 yen!|
|This one looked to be in good condition, but we were told the underside was rusted!|
|R31 Skyline, and 4 door R34, both sold|
|We then turned around back towards the main building...|
|Altia aero kit version, anyone?|
|The price reflects its relatively rarity|
|With the Type R Integra in front|
|Looking back towards where we started the tour, you can see at least ONE car that will be parted out...|
We also found these 3 rarities - a dark blue BNR32 on BCNR33 wheels, this white R30, and yes that is a white BNR34 V-Spec II
|Hannah and Matt were discussing how the pearl white BNR34s suffer from different rates of white paint fading - the lower plastic was a bit more yellow than the body.|
|260RS Stagea too!|
|This is I think when Hannah realized that I'm not exactly a normal person...|
|Yes, I am looking for ANYTHING I can take back with me... sadly nothing R33 related here|
|Look closer and it's not for a BCNR33|
|Those are crates of engines! Not just RBs but also an SR20!|
|And yes, even some special customer cars before they get shipped out - those that they will NOT leave outside... this Z-tune fendered BNR34, this R35 GT-R Nismo, and an Evo X.|
With the tour done, they kindly invited us back upstairs for a short break and some tea.
|Someone has great taste, obviously...and strangely the employees do not buy cars from the company.|
|Can't remember if it was for 100,000 viewers or 1M views, but...impressive nonetheless! Well done guys!|
|Hannah laughing at me for spending so much money on the car...|
|Admiring Cesar's handcrafted interior|
|Here, the young ones get excited about the classic Skyline afterburners. Maybe I will make it |
onto TK's Facebook page?