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Nissan March K11 basics – March-athon

Earlier this week I kicked off the March-athon for the Nissan March K11 with the March Tango post. I guess I was a bit too enthusiastic after the Down on the Street post. Perhaps I should have calmly thought first about what would be the most logical starting point. In hindsight, I should have started with a posting about the basic K11 itself. So that’s what I’m doing today. I’ll keep this post limited to the Japanese March K11 and omit the export versions.

Sketches for the Nissan March K11
Sketches for the Nissan March K11

Nissan March K11 history

When the March K11 was launched in 1992, the previous generation March K10 had been in production for over 10 years! The K10 generation had been highly loved and popular. It received a (rounded-off) facelift in June 1985 which made it more up-to-date with the tastes of the mid-1980s. In 1989 it received its second facelift, making it even more rounded off but it was still getting more out of fashion every day it sold.

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Down on the Street: Nissan Micra Gogomobile

This Nissan Micra K11 was literally down on my street: it was parked on the parkinglot across the street!
Down on the Street: Nissan Micra Gogomobile
My first reaction was: what the f*#K is that bodykit?
Then I realized it looked very familiar… A bit like a Mitsuoka or maybe a Riley or Wolseley? But later on I found out the grille is exactly the same shape as the one of a Glas Gogomobile TS250 Coupe!

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