Thursday, December 04, 2008

Mitsuoka Himiko




Mitsuoka usually puts out the most horrible designs ever. All regular production cars converted into pseudo retro monsters.

But I kind of like this new one. Obviously based on the Miata and trying to look like an old Jag.
A 21st century Clenet???

11 comments:

aris tee said...

I might be among the minority who likes Mitsuokas... but yeah, this one looks really cool. There's a Mitsuoka showroof opposite my office, but they don't seem to have this model yet (will wait to get a glimpse) =)

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful.

How can I convert my second Miata into this?

Anonymous said...

It's not completely horrible. Kind of like those fake 1985 Excaliburs made out of a chopped mercury Cougar. Kinda cool, but silly and pointless.

Anonymous said...

Who do I give my money to?

Carl said...

Reminds me more of a Morgan.

el_monty said...

I'm with you Vince. I also usually find Mitsuokas ugly but this one is certainly an exception. I have to say it's one of the best-looking retro coupés I've seen in a while.

Constantine said...

Well, it is not trying to look like a Jag, but like a Morgan...

Anonymous said...

Nice looking. Of course these days people expect a pretty high lever of safety too. Probably will have the same crash test results as a 1979 Clenet -- or worse given how much lighter this probably is than the old Clenets. On the other hand, we Americans do buy an awful lot of lead-infested plastic toys from China. Mabey our greed will continue overwhelming our opinions on consumer safety and this beautiful new death trap can become a huge sales sucess in the US!

Anonymous said...

Just get a Miata.

www.AllClassics.com said...

Prowler stable mate?
Nice kit car for under $10k though.
Just add miata or better yet Honda motor.

Anonymous said...

This is foolish looking. Right down to the choice of wheels.