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Daihatsu "kei" car.

  • 02-01-2019 11:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,093 ✭✭✭✭ Nekarsulm


    This little Daihatsu "kei" car arrived in our local scrap metal yard last week.
    Don't know if you'd consider it a classic, but if anyone needed parts, they should move fast! :D
    Tan leather interior.

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    It's tiny, makes those Nissan Figaro's look wide!

    Were they supposed to look like a Lancia? :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,646 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    That’s a Daihatsu Opti “Classic”

    The regular Opti didn’t have the stupid grille.

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    They did an even stranger saloon version.


    Small cars with weird faux-British facelifts were all the rage in Japan.

    Exhibit A:
    Autech Nissan Micra
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    Exhibit B: Subaru Impreza Casablanca
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    And of course, the Mitsubishi Viewt (Micra)

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    Mitsuoka Galue
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  • Registered Users Posts: 604 ✭✭✭ randomstuff


    colm_mcm wrote: »

    Mitsuoka Galue
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    I had to google this one, I couldn't believe it wasn't just a bad photoshop job...

    But it's real. I'm actually puzzled how that monstrosity was approved to be made.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,646 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Wait till you see what they did to the mx5.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    I'd consider it an interesting classic (and hideous). Would surely attract interest at a show.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,831 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I was hoping you were forgetting to post the Viewt, Colm :(

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,524 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Wait till you see what they did to the mx5.

    :eek: :confused:


    Do tell !

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭ mgbgt1978


    Just Google Japan mx5 mitsuoka, click 'images' and enjoy........


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    mgbgt1978 wrote: »
    Just Google Japan mx5 mitsuoka, click 'images' and enjoy........
    I was expecting an abomination... but that's a lovely looking roadster. Yes, it's derivative, but she's pretty!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭ mgbgt1978


    The corvette copy isn't bad.....
    .....but the Himiko. Looks like an MX5 rear-ended a XK120 and somebody just kept on driving it !


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,093 ✭✭✭✭ Nekarsulm


    Surely the Himiko is a Morgan copy?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,186 ✭✭✭ mgbgt1978


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuoka_Himiko


    XK120 or Aero 8....whichever you think it most resembles I suppose.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    mgbgt1978 wrote: »
    XK120 or Aero 8....whichever you think it most resembles I suppose.
    Bit of a love child of both for me.

    I always hated the Aero. Ugh.


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