Thursday, February 15, 2018

1990 Suzuki Every Van Landventure

There are minivans, and then there are microvans. Continuing with our theme of vehicles designed for the Japanese market that have somehow made it to the US, this "kei car" van boasts a 657cc inline 3-cylinder engine.
Observation: It's interesting that vehicles designed for use in Japan get these catchy names in English.




Sunday, February 11, 2018

1971 Pontiac LeMans

Air pollution? What air pollution? Someone has maintained this LeMans in nice condition, yet clearly it hasn't been driven in quite a while. Like a caged lion, it waits to be set free.







Tuesday, January 30, 2018

1990 Suzuki Alto Works

Continuing with our theme of Japanese cars not designed for the US market, the Alto Works is (from bringatrailer.com), "a high range sport model featuring a turbo twin cam 660cc triple capable of 9k RPM, its 64 HP the first to reach Kei car regulation limits."

A Kei car is a mini-vehicle that gives the owner in Japan a break on taxation and and insurance as well as exemption from proving they have access to parking. From jalopnik.com: "These vehicles have some strict limitations to be considered a Kei: the engine must be 660cc or smaller, they cannot produce more than 64 horsepower, they can only seat four people maximum, and dimensions are also limited to about 11.2 feet long, 4.85 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall."