Located in Virgina, Japanese Classics is a goldmine of JDM vehicles. They range from extremely cool and rare (in our market) to relatively sedate JDM versions of vehicles we already get. There’s a lot I’d love to own from them, but for some reason, it’s this beast that caught my eye today; a 1990 Hino Bus.
The team at Japanese Classics too in the white Hino Rainbow 22-passenger bus. The first order of business was spraying it black, and adding a gold livery. All of the taillights have been relocated to the bumper, which will be messy if you ever get in an accident but fit the look and feel of something like this.
Inside, there’s a great blue, green, gold color pattern happening on the seats. And if you look to the left of the steering wheel you will see that this big bus baby has a five-speed manual gearbox. Additionally, the simple gauge cluster is extremely pleasing on an aesthetic level.
Power is delivered via a 7.6-liter diesel engine, and the whole affair shows just 45,000 miles on the odometer (via 71k in kilometers).
I don’t need a bus. But I do want this bus. Check out the full listing at Japanese Classics.