Minica madness

Do you love tiny cars?
by Paulo Rafael Subido | May 3, 2011

Once upon a time these tiny cars were a dime a dozen. But now, their numbers are dwindling. Luckily, there are a few enthusiasts who appreciate their simplicity and utility.

I came across these Mitsubishi Minicas at a restoration shop along Kamuning Road in Quezon City, and boy was I blown away by how cool these cars are.

Check out the wooden garnish and the little details. Cars nowadays don't have artistic touches like these anymore.

I don't know much about these cars, except that they are rear-wheel drive, and that their tiny engines share the same oil with the transmission.

Here's another one parked at the shop.

That air horn is not stock.

If there are any Minica fans reading, any information would be helpful. But for now, I'm happy just appreciating what I see.

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