This episode is an homage to the part 2 lupin era.
Just before New Year's Day, Lupin remembers a former caper in which he and his gang attempted to grab the legendary collection of Pablo, a notorious drug kingpin who disappeared in the South American jungle. Eventually, they discovered Pablo's secret hideaway for his collection of first-class vintage cars but found themselves challenged by a car which was strangely invulnerable to their attacks. Lupin dared his opponent to a race across Pablo's old jungle race track and won; the challenger was revealed to be the ghost of Pablo himself, and his car collection, long since overcome by degradation, to be nothing but scrap metal. In addition, they were hunted by Pablo's surviving family members, who were after the collection themselves, and their corrupt Brazilian Army cohorts. Although initially intent on fleeing on their own, Lupin, Jigen and Goemon ended up battling their pursuers together, while Fujiko just barely made her escape alone.