Earlier this year, I met with Ishii-san in Kyoto. He invited Inoue-san to join us. Inoue-san had an Osaka F31 meeting a few nights prior.
We went around Kyoto enjoying the day and having fun. Ishii-san said that Inoue-san’s Kouki Leopard is a rare version.
I was intrigued.
Zenki Leopards were made from 1986-1988 (Showa era)
Kouki Leopards were made in 1989-1992 (Heisei era)
*My basic understanding
What makes Inoue-san’s F31 rare is that it is a Showa era Kouki Leopard.
During the transitions of the era (from what I understand) it was a week between Showa and Heisei.
During that week, Ishii-san said a 100 leopards were made.. Inoue-san’s car is one of them.
These little details to me is amazing.