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They did take them off road -

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Admittedly this is a publicity shot, for a later, more modern version. But it you ticked the right box on the order form (or they delivered the wrong one), you could get this -

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More info here, including OLLI videos -

https://1cars.org/322-luaz-969-specifications-modifications-photos-videos-reviews.html

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I knew the Japanese likes their ‘homage cars’ but never seen a Pajero Junior ‘flying pig’ before apparently this is a rare as hens teeth, only about 139 ever sold but quite who’d want to save this horror is beyond me.

Seller has admirably taken loads of pics yet has still to capture a good angle...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011116013846

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Hurtan, made in Andalusia, Spain.

Several models made.

The Grand Albaycín is a copy of a British car. A mix of Jag and Morgan.

https://i.bstr.es/highmotor/2021/01/hurtan-grand-albaycin-4-1220x815.jpg

The Author, which for me has elements of a Fiat 500 Gamine, but ugly chunky.

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The Vintage. A people carrier version of a Asquith Shire?

https://hurtan.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/VINTAGE-H_0004__DSC8466-1200x800_c.jpg

Lastly there is Route 44. Aimed at the food truck market. Look at the panel gap. 😁

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Shit. I have only just discovered this exists. Now I know what I'll be trying to drive when I'm 80 years old.

There gentlemen is plah in modern brown. They have even replicated the look of those cheap wheel trims that you find up trees along the side of the motorway, although these are alloys. Basically it's a V8 stype with these rimz and chrome mirror covers but still, it has the badge, and that's what counts.

I am still trying to work out why I am so excited to discover this.

Currently, we are trying to establish if there was a legit Sovereign trim release.

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6 hours ago, Crispian_J_Hotson said:

Shit. I have only just discovered this exists. Now I know what I'll be trying to drive when I'm 80 years old.

There gentlemen is plah in modern brown. They have even replicated the look of those cheap wheel trims that you find up trees along the side of the motorway, although these are alloys. Basically it's a V8 stype with these rimz and chrome mirror covers but still, it has the badge, and that's what counts.

I am still trying to work out why I am so excited to discover this.

Currently, we are trying to establish if there was a legit Sovereign trim release.

Oh well...

Jaguar Vanden Plas Models for the U.S.A | Vanden Plas Owners Club

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On 2/20/2021 at 10:35 AM, Ohdearme said:

I knew the Japanese likes their ‘homage cars’ but never seen a Pajero Junior ‘flying pig’ before apparently this is a rare as hens teeth, only about 139 ever sold but quite who’d want to save this horror is beyond me.

Seller has admirably taken loads of pics yet has still to capture a good angle...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011116013846

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5 hours ago, Supernaut said:

The hand painted model name sets it off nicely.  I don't think the Kenyan car industry is going to be causing the Japanese any sleepless nights.

Although Laikipia seem to have already come up with a facelift:

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Much better.

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The RAM 700...

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Thanks to FCA, the RAM brand got alot of Fiat based commercial stuff sold North America, see the Ram Promaster range for example. The 700 though, is sold in south & central America, and is just a Fiat Strada pickup with a RAM front end.  

I'm sure somewhere Dodge have plans to drop the Hellcat engine in it... 😆

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The RAM 700...
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Thanks to FCA, the RAM brand got alot of Fiat based commercial stuff sold North America, see the Ram Promaster range for example. The 700 though, is sold in south & central America, and is just a Fiat Strada pickup with a RAM front end.  
I'm sure somewhere Dodge have plans to drop the Hellcat engine in it... 

I would buy that , better than the overgrown pickups now on the road , Hyundai pony pick up , caddy pickup , Subaru ,p100 all gone.


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This is an absolutely unfounded allegation, but the only purpose I can imagine for enterprises like Kenya's Laikipia and Uganda's Kiira Motors is for fraudulent reappropriation of government subsidy under the auspices of "creating a domestic manufacturing industry".  As was proven in communist states, marketing a hideously outclassed product can work in a captive market with very limited overseas imports, but central African states have absolutely no shortage of imported machinery to serve their transport needs. 

I mean, every industry has to start somewhere, but encouraging respected international marques into the country to employ your labour force is surely an infinitely better idea than trying to compete against them with products cobbled together from half-formed thoughts and ambitious intent.

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Did we get the VW Type notchback over here? Lad put one online today and I can honestly say I can't remember ever seeing one.

1965 1500s Type 3 NotchBack – Type 2 Detectives

Or do I see them all the time and my age and lifestyle are catching up with me?

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