seen here in Russia (supposedly to be built there from 2003)

1 of 5 (possibly more but who knows) built some time from 1995-1998 by Millard Design Australia (now owned by Venture Industries) - Knoxfield,Melbourne.

Created for Indonesian national car project but was killed off by Asian financial crisis in ‚Äė97 and the fall of the Suharto government in ‚Äė98.

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Plus the Indonesian’s ended up choosing the Kia Sephia and rebadging it as a Timor but were criticised of cronyism and nepotism due to the Timor being 100% imported at the start instead of local production and avoiding import taxes/duties, while other companies notably Toyota had invested in Indonesia to avoid paying taxes/duties.

Powered by 2-stroke 3-cylinder Orbital Engine Company power plant.

(poor quality video) link :

http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/to-russia-with-love-20000614-13gvh

As for the whereabouts of the cars? i contacted Venture Industries and received an email from Dean Lomas (director) stating some went to the USA (are they still in the USA? in a barn? in any museum?) and the others were not kept as they were in poor condition.

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Also tried sending it abroad to Russia hoping to be on sale from approximately 2003 on (nothing eventuated)