Introducing Mitsuoka Motors

One of the most puzzling sights on a recent trip to Japan was what seemed to be the bizarre offspring of a resolutely ordinary Japanese economy car and a 1963 Jaguar Mark II. This kind of postmodern pastiche is a fairly common sight in Japan, especially in the built environment. But this local equivalent of the Zimmer surprised even my jaded eyes.
Behold, then, the Mitsuoka Viewt.


For comparison, the original Jaguar MkII: