Jump to content

Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.

Recommended Posts

Today I came across two cars that before today I had no idea existed.


The first is the Mazda 323F Coupe, notable for not being as pretty as the standard 323F.



The second is the Toyota Corona Exiv which is a quite swoopy looking saloon which I rather like.



So did you know these existed, or is there any odd shite cars that you have only recently learned of?

Link to post
Share on other sites

1911 Mercer Raceabout:



The 1908 Simplex Speedcar:



Both of which were typical of the pre-WWI Vanderbilt Cup era.


Steam carriages, as we have no similar tradition here in the US and A:



A sampling of Sir Goldsworthy Gurney's contraptions:



Pics or it didn't happen:


Link to post
Share on other sites


We don't get many small saloons, 



5100524399_25e232745a_b.jpgUno Saloono by Tayne, on Flickr


6074771704_50ed7697ef_b.jpgFiesta Saloon by Tayne, on Flickr


5517821123_52571b60ba_b.jpgDusty by Tayne, on Flickr


7432523836_84924e64c0_b.jpgKia Pride Saloon by Tayne, on Flickr


5168079746_ea5bc08930_b.jpgYaris saloon by Tayne, on Flickr


5076884238_d806388ef1_b.jpgAnd a Corsa saloon... by Tayne, on Flickr

Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I came across two cars that before today I had no idea existed.


The first is the Mazda 323F Coupe, notable for not being as pretty as the standard 323F.




I had never seen that 3-door 323 (323C I think they were called?) until I started seeing a few around Edinburgh in the early 2000s, on (I think) L or M plates. Not sure why that was, don't think they were ever sold new in the UK, so possibly secondhand imports from Ireland, or something like that... 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Down here in the far south we get a huge range of JDM imports as used cars.

The Toyota Exiv is one an they were very popular, built on the Corona platform but longer, lower and wider.

Here's a selection of Toyota models from http://www.trademe.co.nz/








Echo (later called Vitz)






Mk X



And my favourite the....Blade Master

Or a Corolla with a 3.5L V6



And that's just a few Toyotas you have probably never heard of.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Once owned a Mazda 323 saloon on a r plate. Different front ends to the coupe. A few years ago I also owned a Daihatsu applause. Looked like a saloon but was actually a hatch back. Never seen either of them before or since. Both of them had full electric windows,air con and electric sunroof and both had stupidly light steering.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...