Second-hand car dealers use all kind of zany bait to try and lure potential buyers in. In the US, those giant inflatable men that look like they’re having a disco seizure are common. While over here in the UK, we tend to park an old Freelander haphazardly on some rockery. In Japan, they go the extra mile – using a rotting (and completely genuine) 1999 Toyota Supra GT500 JGTC race car as a sort of marketing magnet.
As you can imagine, this kind of thing is car-y catnip to us. So we had to check it out for ourselves. Click on for the low-down on this zombie racer’s slightly unbelievable – but very Japanese – story.
Words: Rowan Horncastle // Photography: Mark Riccioni