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#21 Harry P.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:23 AM

The car is a 1955-57 Suzuki Suzulight.

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Almost all of you said 1957, and they looked the same, but actually this is a 1955 model.

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#22 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:52 AM

Actually when you look closely at that face, you see some hints of the mini cooper. :D

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:04 AM

I can't see any diff.....cept the front plate... :lol:

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Now the 2005 model......that should be made by Pixar Studios...
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#24 Harry P.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:19 AM

I think 55-56-57 all looked identical, so you're all right!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:43 AM

Actually when you look closely at that face, you see some hints of the mini cooper. :D


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It is really similar to early Nissans and Austins - mainly because Nissan worked with Austin in the 50s - but I don't know if Suzuki did as well. Looks like they did or just used the same design.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

Now the 2005 model......that should be made by Pixar Studios...
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AWWWWWW!!! It's so CUTE!!!

(Sorry I couldn't figure out how to get the quote function to only copy the one image, Mike, so here's the credit to your sleuthing for this pic. You're right, this one should have been a reporter in "Cars 2".)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:45 AM

This 1961Mitsubishi 500 had me going for a while too:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

That thing is so cute! :P

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:48 AM

I love the lift kit......Wonder how it drives.... :P :P


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:14 AM

This car was apparently based off a British car, so the resemblance isn't that surprising.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

What's the reason for the off road suspension? Did Japan have many paved roads at that time?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

Look closely at the photos. The car is literally jacked up with portable jacks. My guess would be to keep the weight and stress off the suspension while the car is displayed.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

Look closely at the photos. The car is literally jacked up with portable jacks. My guess would be to keep the weight and stress off the suspension while the car is displayed.


Pre Monster truck days.....Early body lift...... :P :P

I think it was a postwar Japans answer to the jeep....Notice the tires...... :lol: :lol:

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:27 AM

Pre Monster truck days.....Early body lift...... :P :P

I think it was a postwar Japans answer to the jeep....Notice the tires...... :lol: :lol:

The jacks ...lol ... Ok , I'm done laughing . This is a clue on how it rode . Like a Jeep . "Rock Steady" describes the ride . Not only a Rock Song . Also , possibly a boobie trap . Get too close and they gotcha , as the car falls on you . Remember ..no touching ! Thanx ..

Edited by dimaxion, 27 February 2012 - 03:32 AM.