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COLLECTOR CLASSICS: MITSUOKA ROADSTER

Originally published on www.hagerty.com

Japanese company turns a Mazda Miata into a Morgan Aero 8 look-alike

The Mitsuoka Motor Company Ltd, was founded in 1968 by Susumu Mitsuoka.

The unique Japanese Automobile manufacturer was until only recently a well-kept country secret, best known for transforming existing cars into wannabe classic British-style saloons.

Some of Mitsuoka’s earlier work involved converting a four-door Nissan Micra into a copy of a 1960’s Jaguar MKII by grafting a one-piece fibreglass front and rear end onto the Micra shell. The finished product looks like it has been left in a tumble dryer for too long and has shrunk, and I don’t think Inspector Morse (John Thaw), a huge Jaguar fan, would be at all amused!

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