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A little food for thought: Mitsuoka, and some of their cars you might not know about.

I’m sure many of you here are familiar with Mitsuoka, a small coachbuilder based in Toyama (city), Toyama (prefecture), Japan.

Many of you are familiar with some of the cars they make and have made...the Miata/Roadster based Himiko, the Camry powered Orochi, and their mainstay, the March based Viewt.

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But what about some of their past products?

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Did you know they made a version of Nissan’s Z10 Cube, called the Yuga, and inspired by classic London cabs?

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Or how about when they made a neo-retro version of the Foxbody Mustang, the Le-Seyde (like the other Silvia based Le-Seydes) Dore, back in ‘91?

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Maybe a retro styled version of the Autozam/Mazda Carol, called the Ray? There was also a Ray III, based on the already retro styled Daihatsu Mira Gino.

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Oh, and they once made something called the Like, a somewhat retro styled version of Mitsubishi’s iMiEV?

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That wasn’t the first time they used the Like name, though...this one’s called the Like-T3, which is still in production.

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Once, they had a version of Honda’s Accord, the Nouera. There’s also a version based on the Corolla Axio, the Nouera 6-02...

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Another nameplate used more than once, the Bubu 50 Series, and the Bubu 356, aka Speedstar.

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The Bubu name was also used on a car called the Bubu Classic SSK.

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Before Toyota’s COMS EV, there was the electric single seater Convoy 88.

Along with the Convoy 88, there was the whole Microcar series...

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K-1/MC-1...

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K-2 (clearly inspired by the Messerschmitt Kabinenrollers)...

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K-3...

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and K-4.

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And lastly, the Zero1 and Type F, both Lotus Super Seven replicas.

Most only know of only a certain few of their products, but as you can see...their past and present are much more diverse than that.

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