A highly controversial vehicle: The Mitsuoka Le-Seyde

A highly controversial vehicle: The Mitsuoka Le-Seyde

You might find it hard to believe, but this Mitsuoka Le-Seyde once began its life as a Nissan Silvia S13!

Mitsuoka, a small Japanese car manufacturer, has gained a reputation for building unusual cars. In May 1990, they introduced the Le-Seyde, a vehicle that transposed the style of the 1930s onto the platform of a Nissan Silvia. This Le-Seyde still retains the distinctive Nissan interior of the 1990s, and even the four-cylinder engine with 125 horsepower is still present. However, the company had to slightly extend the wheelbase to match the length of most cars from the 1930s. Although the car is over five meters long, only 2 people can "comfortably" ride around.
There's a possibility that this particular specimen is the most famous among the 500 Le-Seydes produced. This car was used for the recording of "The Grand Tour: Eurocrash," where we see the well-known presenters James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond on a road trip through Eastern Europe. Jeremy Clarkson chose this Mitsuoka as his mode of transportation, and spotter Olgierd K managed to capture it in Krakow! The candelabras attached to the front, intended to serve as headlights, are particularly striking. Whether this car is officially allowed on the road in this manner is doubtful, but it undoubtedly adds an extra dose of peculiarity to the already absurd creation.

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