This car has some serious history…with me, on the web, and just for what it is. It sort of started my whole career (for what that’s worth). It was the second car I ever shot, inspired by Murilee Martin’s DOTS series. The first was this Saab 96, and the second, this pristine Plymouth Sapporo. I sent the pictures of them both to MM, and they ran on Jalopnik. A year or so later, I started doing CC at TTAC. And then I finally did a proper CC write-up of the Sapporo here.
But I never knew its history, or if it was still around almost five years later. About an hour ago, I ran into it again for the first time since then, and its owner too. He bought it about seven years ago from the classic old lady type: only drove it to church on Sundays; literally. It had 24k miles then. That explains the pristine interior. But it’s become a daily driver since then, probably the only Sapporo in the world in that capacity, or it least in this kind of shape. A true Curbside Classic; no wonder it inspired me to look for more, and more, and more….