A very special double thank you to canadiancatgreen
I expected to see a unicorn parked in front of those two.
Paraphrasing a typical “Cohort Outtake” headline from Paul (or when he used to post shots taken from the mean streets of Eugene)…
“A Pimpmobile Lover Lives Here”.
At first I assumed it was a Zimmer, but wow — the white one is a Mitsuoka LeSeyde as far as I know. Based on the Nissan Silvia, though it’s mighty hard to tell… I’m guessing from the early ’90s?
Maybe my vision is failing but that silver one actually looks pretty decent …
I’d go with “nicely crafted,” but to my eye the front end extends too far past the front wheel center line, and the curve on the leading edge gives the whole thing an unpleasant bulbous look. It reminds me of those Rolls Royce hood kits for VW Beetles.
But from the A-pillar back, it is very nicely done.
Well, decent-er, anyway. 🙂
I remember the silver one – T87 wrote something on it. [Pause] Found it! The Mitsuoka Galue! https://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-asian/cc-capsule-1998-mitsuoka-galue-series-i-downhill-from-there/
I was going to go with a custom nose on the front of a Kia Amanti until I saw that rear quarter with the magic disappearing character crease.
I would take the silver one all day every day over the white one, which is just to horrible for words. I am amazed my computer screen hasn’t cracked from that picture.
Yesterday T87 wrote a post about JDM taxis put out to pasture. Maybe some are going to be sent to the Galue factory.
The white one is Nissan-based; we have one here that crops up at classic car shows and despite the garish exterior it is very ‘everyday Nissan’ on the inside. Never liked those ‘classic styled’ modern day cars.
Did the Liberace estate have a fire sale?
The CCCPotD is becoming quite the box of chocolates. Keep them coming! 😉
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Ghastly and Pretentious!
As they say in the trade: “There is an ass for every seat”. This is quite the find, even for Canada, double Mitsuokas!
And a seat for every ass.
Interesting that they’re both weird Brit knockoffs in essence – the ‘Morgan-esque’ Le Seyde and the ‘Austin-Somerset-meets-Rolls-Royce-ish’ Galue.
I gather that’s what Mitsuoka is known for. And the Austin shout-out is nicely appropriate given Austin’s connections with Nissan after WW2.
Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!!! I love these things, I thought it was a Zimmer. I actually saw a video where someone drifted one of these things around a rain-slicked racetrack. Pretty impressive.
Never seen a LeSeyde in LePerson. Makes the Excalibur look restrained. Awesome finds.
I have a twin of that Galue in my files. Same colour and type. Yesterday I saw a Galue wagon, but it escaped. Seems it’s local, I’ve seen it before. I just need to get lucky…
Someone just ruined their camera, the Le Seyde is just as hideous as a Zimmer so much kitsch crap and all on one car, the galue looks almost normal except the styling is too big for the amount of car.
just say NO!
Thanks for the write up. This pair I spotted on the way to SkyTrain on the bus and I debated briefly getting off and going back which as we can see I did The brief debate of getting off did mean I missed the next stop and ended up walking further. That being said I would do it again Perhaps you might ask why even debate getting off? Well it is kind of like this I was heading to a place I went to a lot when I lived in the Surrey area it is actually downtown but I lived in Surrey. I was anxious to see people I had not see. In over a year. The cars I had just caught a glimpse of on the bus as well we also were in a Airbnb not too far from there for a couple days so the potential thought was going back the next day But going back won out and I am so happy it did
I think I know the fellow that brings these in to Canada. He lives in New Westminster and I have seen various Mitsuoka cars parked in front of his house over the years and met him at a few car shows. Super nice guy with a passion for these unique cars.
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