The rear-mounted two cylinder isn’t shown here, but it’s the larger 400cc option, mated to a four speed. Made roadworthy in 1998, but not driven since 2003, we have to wonder why someone would go to the trouble of restoring such a fun car and letting its condition slide so soon after. It’s also said to need work on the interior, and the eye-catching body has an equally eye-catching dent that needs repair.
Compared to Australian cars of the era, these microcars were small, but compared to modern traffic they are positively diminutive. It’d make an interesting import to the States, but sharing the roads with Ford Excursions and Cadillac Escalades would be an impressive feat of bravery – it’s lucky the interior’s already brown.
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Michael is a teenager who's been obsessed with cars since he was able to talk, but has no ability in mechanics whatsoever. His daily driver is a manual transmission Nissan Maxima - the Australian Infiniti I30.