by Don Kincl
I have to say it reminds me of my Stomper 4X4 toys I played with as a kid (and still have somewhere)!
Ah, another “hold my beer” special edition! It’s actually the best condition 210 I’ve seen in a while.
What’s in the foreground? It feels vaguely familiar but can’t place it, that beveled trunk edge is throwing me.
Toyota Corona, gen2
Aha! That’s a very interesting property then, not what I would necessarily have expected.
It appears to be the inspiration behind BMWs Gran Coupes.
Quite the bush buggy. The exhaust does not look stock – I wonder what’s under the hood.
The stock Datsun motor would have a tough time. I’d guess some variant on a small block Chevy.
Who knew how forward thinking these beer fueled backyard 4×4 cars were!
My styling identification knack rarely fails but has never been fully refined for Japanese cars of this era, and this indeed scrambled my circuits, with so many accessories obscuring the details my first thought was Plymouth Arrow. Very similar designs besides the extra pane of glass!
If I remember rightly, if you take off the faux-louvre panel behind the rear quarter window, you’ll find another pane of glass.
Man I would love to take this on a fake pizza delivery into the gated community I used to commute by. Leave it in first gear all the way to the clubhouse. Upon my arrival announce with a bullhorn, “who ordered the garbage pizza?” Just to see their faces.
This picture made it onto the Facebook page for Car Spotters Australia yesterday. They did give Don Kinci credit for the photo but didn’t mention CC.
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