Warehouse Fire Claims Some Beautiful JDM Nissan Skylines: Report

Photo: International Vehicle Importers/Facebook
Photo: International Vehicle Importers/Facebook

It’s a sad day for car enthusiasts as, last night, two dozen rare imports left this earth headed for Jalop heaven in a warehouse fire, The Drive reports. We fear that among the victims may be some classic JDM Nissan Skyline goodness.

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Last night, International Vehicle Importers, a company that specializes in importing cars 25 years or older (the stupid minimum age for cars to be imported without meeting safety or emissions testing), lost 24 cars in a tragic fire in Ontario, California, the report says.

The company hasn’t said anything about which cars went down in the fire, but on their Facebook page someone asked if the N1 survived (I assume he’s referring to the Nissan Pulsar VZR N1?), and the response was “One did. Not sure about other chassis.”

International Vehicle Importers’ post announcing the fire—shown below—does show two Nissan Skylines and an Acura NSX. Please automotive gods, tell me those weren’t harmed.

In images posted to TheGentlemanRacer.com, you can clearly see at least one Skyline charred, and many other indistinguishable losses.

The import company says they’re removing the charred cars from their online inventory, and that we’ll hear more about the automotive victims soon.

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On the positive side, the company says most of their cars are not in that warehouse, telling The Drive: “We lost 24 total cars, which is a small portion of what we have in the States”

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DISCUSSION

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Lets Just Drive

IVI#1: Did you hear that Doug DeMuro bought a Skyline?

IVI#2: He did? Guess we might as well burn the shop for the insurance money.

The next day...

IVI#1: Huh, apparently so did Matt Farah.

IVI#2: Well fuck.