One of my relatives is wintering in Thailand this year, exploring the country via rented motorcycle. James’ Instagram feed has been heavy on hilly scenery, temples, and food.
It’s been great fun to see what delights he has found. He doesn’t often take photos of old cars, so this one from Chiang Mai caught my attention:
So what is it? At first I thought it was most of an early Toyota Corolla, but they have more creased fender tops. It looks more Dodge Colt-ish to me, but it would certainly help if the rest of the car was there. Whatever it is, it’s been subject to some customization as well. Note the huge speakers, fender flares and very weird front seats.
That’s my guess anyway, please comment below if you think you know what this started out as, why is a good chunk of the car missing?
Based on the front fender/cowl/windshield, I’m going to agree with you and say Mitsubishi Lancer (Dodge Colt). The trunk and tail lights do not match up with US models, but a quick search found a tail that does.
Looks like a late 1970s Lancer, such as this one — with the tail light panel replaced.
I don’t know enough about these to pin down an exact year or model type, but from what’s visible, it seems to match. I’d love to know where those seats came from, though!
This is the ultra rare Super Leggara edition.
Yes, with the maximum airflow option.
Not sure of the car, but those wheels are first generation Nissan Altima SE wheels, minus the caps.
Gas prices keep rising and we’ll start seeing this here.
“Yup, took the bumpers off and got an extra mile per gallon. Tomorrow the sawzall comes out!”
Air cooled engine.
Pickup bed conversion.
Equipped for quick escape on foot after losing a police pursuit (losing would be pretty much a foregone conclusion).
Mitsubishi Lancer not that bad to drive I rented one for a week mind you it was newish and still had the hanging panels attached.
Ready for the summer in Oregon?