Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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WTF: Mini emerging from a Daihatsu Mira Gino

When the Daihatsu Mira Gino (also known as the Trevis abroad) arrived the car world immediately spotted the similarities between the Mira Gino and the original 60s Mini. It was like Daihatsu made the missing link between the original Mini and the new (BMW) Mini. Now with a little bit of dressing up you can actually make the Mira Gino look like the original Mini:
WTF Dauhatsu Mira Gino
Winged Mini inspired logo, walnut veneer all over the place, Mini slated grille and those round indicator lights at the front make it look like 00s meets 60s.

Even the Rallye Monte Carlo lookalike roof-rack and plate look convincing:

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Japanese rustoseums (part fourteen)

How can anyone leave a beautiful Mazda Luce Rotary gather dust and rust?
(R/D)usty Mazda Luce Rotary (RX4)
(R/D)usty Mazda Luce Rotary (RX4)

Judging from the amount of stuff around the Luce Rotary it must have been there for ages! There is even a pair of hedge shears on top of it! Apparently the owner of this RX4 didn’t have the time to repair or rebuild it, so it is currently gathering great amounts of dust and other junk!

This rusty Sprinter Trueno TE27 is also gathering a lot, but not dust! It is gathering plants:
Rusty Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27
Rusty Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27

How can you let such a rare car rust away? The foliage is even growing through the trunk outside! Apparently someone thought it would be fruitful to park his old Trueno in his front yard and hope its 2T-G will grow by itself!

Last but not least, behold the rust on this Daihatsu Mira L70:
Daihatsu Mira L70
Daihatsu Mira L70

There is nothing fancy about this car, but I thought the massive amount of rust looked kind of beautiful!

Found at Toyota80’s and White peach’s photozou.

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