Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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Down on the Street: 1978 Mitsubishi Sapporo GSR

Last Thursday when I encountered this 1978 Mitsubishi Sapporo 2000 GS/R I thought I was very lucky to find it! I never found one parked on the side of the street before! However when I checked my bag for the compact camera I usually carry around it wasn’t there. Neither was there any charge left in my smartphone so apparently my luck balanced out and I had to take pictures with my Nokia C2 dumbphone. In the end they turned out better than I expected but certainly they don’t meet my personal baseline.
Down on the Street: Mistubishi Sapporo 2000 GS/R
As you can see at the bottom of the driver door this Mitsubishi Sapporo suffers from the well known tin-worm: the very same that killed many before.

From the rear it is visible it also attacked the boot lid and it has been replaced by one in a slightly different shade of grey/silver: Continue reading

Familiy Album Treasures: the Sapporo Squat duo

Okay, they might never have known that the Galant Lambda was sold as the Sapporo in some countries abroad but nevertheless they make an excellent squatting duo:
Sapporo Squat duo
Sapporo Squat duo

Judging from the flares on their pants these two friends decided to buy in the late 70s early 80s, against its unpopularity, two Mitsubishi Galant Lambdas. Personally I fully agree with them: the Galant Lambda is a great looking car with an amazing engine! Now if only people would have recognized that back in the 70s and 80s!

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