Dealer Spotlight: G.Lion Museum

Where: Osaka, Japan

We are still in the land of the rising sun checking out some more unusual, exotic and just plain weird cars, this time from the G.Lion Museum group in Osaka.


1966 Hino Contessa Coupe 1300R

Very rare coupe in restored condition. The mileage and price are unknown but it is a right hand drive car. Shame about the plain wheels, but we guess it leaves a blank canvas for some personalisation.

Honda S600 1967

 1967 Honda S600

Fabulous colour combo on this cute S600, the whitewalls work well, too. No mileage or price data on this car either.

Isuzu 117 coupe 1981

1971 Isuzu 117 Coupe

This 1.6litre example of the 117 coupe is an early model with what looks like aftermarket 5 spokes that make it look like a later model. Looks good in blue, too. No mileage or price data on this car, but it is RHD.

Isuzu Beret coupe 1600GT typeR 1971

1971 Isuzu Beret coupe 1600GT TypeR

Another Isuzu, this one is a beautifully restored example of the rarer GTR looking fine in period orange paint. No price or mileage data and is RHD.

Mazda Cosmo Sport 10B late model

Mazda Cosmo Sport 10B

This restored late model Cosmo looks resplendent in typical white paint and classy baby blue wheels. Prices of these are on the up as it is finally recognised as probably the most collectible Japanese car after the Toyota 2000GT.

Mitsubishi Colt

1967 Mitsubishi Colt

Much more basic is this Mitsubishi Colt, but it still intrigues us as one of the many 60s Japanese family cars that never came to Europe. Rare even in Japan now, this is the only one we can currently find for sale, anywhere.

Mitsubishi Galant GTO GSR 5-speed 1975

1975 Mitsubishi Galant GTO GSR 5-speed

We remember seeing these on a regular basis back in the 70s and 80s in the UK, but now they have all gone to the crusher or rusted away. Great looking car and the orange really suits it. RHD with cool period 4 spokes.

Toyota Publica

1968 Toyota Publica

This ugly little duckling looks like it needs a bit of work, but we are still charmed despite its challenging lines. A 790cc engine propels it along, which we expect is quite enough.

Toyota 2000GT 1969

1969 Toyota 2000GT

Jewel in the crown of the current sock list is this beautiful 2000GT in classic white. No price is listed but these have sold at auction in the US recently for between $850,000 and $1million. This one has done 68,000km and is RHD.