The last one (for today anyway), I promise. Can’t get enough of old pictures, especially with cars in them. I guess this one qualifies as a car.
I’m stumped. What is it?
Looks like a Mazda Familia but shorter
North Korean limo?
North Korean limo (CC here).
Early 60s Mitsubishi Minica
“From the folks who brought you Pearl Harbor!”
The fact that the young lady wont come down from the steps makes me think…NO.
Japan’s version of Mad Men seems to loose something in translation…..
The front does look faintly Mazda-ish.
What an incredibly dumpy piece of crap. The look on her face says “You’ve got to be shitting me!”
“But honey, where’s the rest of the car?”
Roger628 is correct, it’s a Mitsubishi Minica. Neat little kei car with an air-cooled twin, introduced in October, 1962. Hey! CCOTY 1962 Nomination #6!
Compared with the Honda scooter it surely replaced, yes it was a hot ride. When those two were kids their city was rubble.
Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
Yikes, Okayama was devastated. Yes, these two must have been very proud of their new car. Every car has a story.
The sign says “Okayama Citizen’s Meeting Hall,” perhaps similar to a convention center.
It gets 35 Hectares to the Decalitre of Kerosene!
All jokes aside, modern small cars could be a lot more space efficient if we went back to 10-12″ wheels.
That was certainly the justification for the small wheel and tire (tyre?) size on the original Mini. Smaller tires — > smaller wheel housings —> more room in the car.
Appropriate that the car has suicide doors, since it’s sort of a suicide car. A bicycle is safer that this little Kei car. Mitsubishi Minica, huh? Are you sure it’s not the Suzuki Seppuku?
Looks like she’s saying “No thanks, I’ll just stand right here and wait for the bus, thank you.”
i see falcon and chevette in the front…60s chevy suburban in rear.
It looks somewhat like Mitsu got inspiration from the Hillman Imp. Has there been a CC for one of those? Very interesting cars.
Also, that building is very cool. Love the patterned grate in front of the wall on the second story and the long overhang at the entrance.
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