Remembering Japanese cars from the past

DOTS: 1986 Daihatsu Charade wants to be a Detomasso badly

One day you write about a Daihatsu Charade Detomasso and the next day you will pass a Charade that wants to be a Detomasso badly!
Daihatsu Charade G11 wants to be a Detomasso badly
Daihatsu Charade G11 wants to be a Detomasso badly

This Charade TS Daimatic (Daihatsu and Automatic together? Just like Hondamatic?) may not be en-par with the Detomasso but it certainly wished to look like one with its chicken-fence grille and aftermarket exhaust!


  1. The Doctor

    do you know the license plate of that car? My grandfather had an exact same version of that, but he sold it cheap, and i didn’t want it at that time (stupid me) and now it lives in the big scrapyard in the sky :( I know there’s a car with almost the same license plate still around :)

    Daimatic is a 2 speed automatic, which you still have to shift yourself, but without a clutch… so it’s a bit strange :D

  2. The Doctor

    dug in my archives, and here’s a pic of it, in all it’s glory…

    I want one in the same colour :D

  3. banpei

    This one starts with PK-89-, so it is not the one (almost) the same to your grandfathers car… But I can put a piece of paper under its windshield wiper if you want to…
    Clutch-pedal-less two speed? Sounds just as wicked as the clutch-handle-less Honda Cub. ;)

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