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[ Japanese  MICRO-CARS  kei-cars]

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                         It’s  Kei-tastic  !!

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(K|C|F is the Fanzine for Kei Classics & Sports / Cars & Trucks, old & new

安全な 旅行     Drive safely !!

(belowThe Ultimate kei-car? – The Honda S660 Mugen  Yes !!!

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The mid-engined, 2015 Honda S660 targa topped roadster takes the kei-car genre to new heights.  At around ¥1,917,707 (£12,000) for the standard model, the ‘Mugen‘ style and tuning parts can lift this figure to around ¥3,355,987 (£21,000) !!

The transverse mid-engined, rear-wheel drive 3-cylinder 660cc motor pushes out 47kW (63hp) with 104Nm (77 lb ft) of torque and uses either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT with paddle-shift and has a limited top speed of 140 kph (87 mph).

A far cry from the SuminoeF l y i n g  F e a t h e rof 1955 . . .

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. . . with  350cc / 2-cyl / 12.5 bhp & 60 kph (37 mph!!

O r   t h e  . . .

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1958 Yanmar KT pickupthe only diesel engined kei truck?

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T h i s  M o n t h . . .

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. . . Is a new section highlighting the main Manufacturers of the 20th Century.

See“The ‘B’ List”

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We also have a new Car Search facility for the more modern kei-cars of today.

See :  “Car Search”

Also we have a new series . . .

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[ A look into micro-cars from around the world  – enjoy !! ]

(In alphabetical order & no electric vehicles !!)

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Argentina  Thumbnail for version as of 02:52, 28 November 2010  (アルゼンチン)

1959 De Carlo 200  Image result for De Carlo 200 Image result for De Carlo 200

(1960-1961) Dinarg D-200 Image result for dinarg d200 Thumbnail for version as of 19:05, 24 December 2015  

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[ The Daihatsu Leeza1986 – 1993 )

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Whilst having coupé lines, most of the Daihatsu Leeza’s sold in Japan were technically speaking commercial vehicles, having strapping points and temporary rear seats, in order to to take advantage of the kei-car tax breaks.  Later in its life the Leeza was also available as a convertible called the ‘Leeza Spyder‘.  After withdrawing the tax breaks, the Leeza was now only sold as a passenger car.

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[ N e w   E v e r y   M o n t h ]

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M i c r o ‘ s   &   M i n i  – M o t o ‘ s

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( Japanese Micro-cars up to 660 cc & Mini-Moto’s up to 50 cc !! )

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Plus interesting facts & snippets of the time ]

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(No 5)    1  9  6  9    (昭和 44)

  Sumitomo Bank introduces Japan’s first ATM & the Beatles perform for the last time at Abbey Road  Image result for abbey road album cover photo

cc51  The Mitsubishi Minica 70 & Van arrives  

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(No 6)    1  9  7  0    (昭和 45)

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See more here in :  “Micro’s & Moto’s

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A l s o . . .  Here’s a quick look into what’s behind our title headers.

Kei-Cars” The first successful k-car Related image Subaru 360 Related image

The ‘A’ List” (Part One) kc48 Auto SandalMitsuoka cc127

The ‘A’ List” (Part Two)  Musashi PaddleYanmar Image result for 1958 yanmar kt diesel

The ‘B’ List   Изображение  ( Kei-cars  of  the  20th  Century )  six83

The Manufacturers”  The lesser known  Autozamm4

Kei-Trucks” There are many types of  act1 Sambar kt21

Sports”  All eyes on the  Caterham Seven 160 Image result for caterham seven 160

Cars”  From Subaru 360  To the Suzuki Wagon R Related image

Other CarsThe Toyota Pixis SpaceRelated image& MegaRelated image

4×4’s” From HopeStar kc103 to Suzuki Jimnyjim20

The Era’s” From 360cc  to 660cc mod15

Media” is for ‘Manga‘: cc120 and ‘Anime‘: med8

Concept Cars”  Early cars c26 to present day:a company you 8217 ve probably forgotten about will bring 11 concepts to 2017 tokyo auto salon - 699381

Spotlight on . . . from 3-wheelersИзображение to ‘Dress UpRelated image

Miscellaneous” Rebadging mod2 to Snippets sp14

Steve’s Road Trip (To Japan): Related image Related image 

A-Z of K   The A-Z  Image result for mazda az1   of kei-cars sp9

kei-car A-B-C”    ‘A’  ss37   ‘B’ ss5   ‘C’  ss17

Micro’s & Moto’s  cc59  Thumbnail for version as of 14:02, 17 December 2010  plus Snippets  Thumbnail for version as of 00:12, 18 January 2014

Our Man in Japan mij1 Photo journalist John F. Ashburne 

Car Search (In alphabetical order) m1 AutozamToyota Related image

Contact If you want to get in touch, you want to be here !!

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& . . .

What does Jeremy Clarkson think of kei-cars ?

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