Daihatsu Midget Type MP5

The MP5 evolved from handle bars to a steering wheel. The MP5 could accommodate driver and one passenger. The 300cc engine produced 12 horsepower. The MP5 went on sale in December of 1962 and sold 9,560 units.

Mira Turbo TR-XX

Powered by a water cooled 4 cycle inline 3 cylinder OHC, displacing 547cc, the Mira Turbo generates 52 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. Pictures taken at Daihatsu Humobility World.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The first question you’ll ask is Is it worth it to buy a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV? Used Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs go for as little as $5,000US for an Outlander in good shape. It is definitely worth it to buy a used Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Mitsubishi Auto Gallery

I already posted my list of most favorite Japanese car museums. This is an addition. The Mitsubishi Auto Gallery is located at 1, Nakashinkiri, Hashime-cho, Okazaki, Aichi-pref., 444-8501 Mon–Fri 9:00am–12:00pm, 1:30pm–4:30pm

2023 Lexus LX600

The Lexus LX600 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 engine that puts out 409 horsepower with 479 pound-feet of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission and 4WD are both standard. What others are saying: The Lexus LX 600 is an improvement over the previous 570 model, but many of the old bones and habits remain.… Continue reading 2023 Lexus LX600

1971 Daihatsu DCB-1

These pictures were taken at the Fukuyama Auto and Clock Museum. ( https://www.facm.net )You have to wonder why the Japanese market was so receptive of three wheeled vehicles. After all it was not just one manufacturer but several that made three wheeled trucks, as they called them. You have to realized that rickshaws were still… Continue reading 1971 Daihatsu DCB-1

1962 Mazda R360 Coupe

The Mazda R360 Coupe is a kei car that made its debut in 1960 as a 4 seater, two door coupe. Production lasted for 6 years, till 1966. This R360 Coupe had rear mounted, air cooled a 356cc V-twin engine which produced 16 horsepower or 12kW. She had a max speed of 95km/h. These photos… Continue reading 1962 Mazda R360 Coupe

1964 Subaru 360 K111

The Subaru 360 boasted an air-cooled, two stroke inline 2 cylinder 356cc engine which put out 20 horsepower/15kW. The 360 went 12 years without major modification.

1968 Mazda Carol 360DX

The 1968 Mazda Carol 360DX had a 358cc 4 cylinder engine which put out 16 horsepower/12kW. We have another picture of the Mazda Carol from the Mazda Museum here: https://www.japanesecarfanatic.com/1962-mazda-carol-600/ The Mazda Carol is a subcompact car manufactured by the Japanese automaker Mazda. The car first debuted in 1962 and has since undergone several redesigns… Continue reading 1968 Mazda Carol 360DX

1966 Toyota Publica DX

In order to understand the Toyota Publica, or many other Japanese cars of its type, you need to understand the concept of the “national car” as outlined by the Japanese government, specifically the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The MITI called for the design of a people’s car that could go at least 100 km/h,… Continue reading 1966 Toyota Publica DX

1954 Datsun Double Pickup 6000 U

With an 860cc engine, the 6000 U could produce 16 horsepower/12kW. So old it is not even on Nissan’s Heritage page: https://global.nissannews.com/ja-JP/heritage_model_datsun_pickupvan

1958 Datsun 220 Truck

The 220’s engine was a Type C (4-cyl. in line, OHV), 988cc jobbie which put out 34 horsepower/25kW and enabled the truck to reach a top speed of 90km/h.