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Bellett pic from Facebook...WILL BLOW YOUR MIND 
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OK champs...

I have here a photo taken from Mr Hiroshi Nakano's Facebook page.

Can anyone (preferably not someone who has seen the post) tell me what's going on here?

I've worked it out with a combination of Google Translate and Wikipedia and found the outcome very, VERY interesting!

Check it out....

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Oh, did I mention this car is JDM?

Who can tell me what's wrong with this picture? I can spot two glaring issues that have confused and confounded me!

Confused yet?!?!?


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Hmmm, orange, like a GTR, but sedan type mirrors.
Left hook, but driving on the left.
Late (69 on) steering, but right side parking wipers.

Anomoly city! Whats the go?

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Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:57 pm
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...and a MPH speedo....


I'll leave it hang until tomorrow....

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Hmmm, orange, like a GTR, but sedan type mirrors.
Left hook, but driving on the left.
Late (69 on) steering, but right side parking wipers.

Anomoly city! Whats the go?

Cheers, Matt.

It most likely is a sedan :?: deluxe clock not oil pressure gauge and sedan heater consol. lhd in what looks like Japan this is not unusual as lots of lhd cars over there but a Isuzu :?: strange.


Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:26 pm
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has air con as well and don't gtr have black bonnets .........davo still a nice car


Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:45 pm
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Since I put this up, Hiroshi-san has put up another pic, this time of the whole car.

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It was apparently sold new in Okinawa, birthplace of Mr Miyagi and US territory from 1945 to 1972. As a result, the island was LHD/right side of road from 1945 to 1978 when they finally organised 730 Day on 30 July to do the changeover.

Further discussions amongst the Japanese Bellett enthusiasts on Facebook suggest this may be one of three built but I'm not entirely sure.

Mind....BLOWN!

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a bloody beauty ...classic bellett .....nearly as rare as an express ...which no-one in japan ever posts maybe they were regarded like a morris marina and everyone went ...what an express ...no thanks ...over here in aussie yes thanks ...davo


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'69 Year. Front bumper just below headlight. Gt style. Vents in rear 1/4 panel. Suspect has strip taillights.
Conversion chart under speedo on kneepad. Mph-Kph. Has Deluxe features. Hence clock.


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looks like its for sale or is that reflection on the ...passenger side window ....that will be our drivers side cheers davo


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The MPH speedo was because it was sold in Okinawa; US territory and therefore all about the MPH.

Remember, the Japanese had KM/H since well before the Bellett was released; one of the sedans tested in a magazine along with the first GT, DUN999, all had KM/H speedos as they were fully JDM-spec when they arrived!

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no visible cracks in the dash either..........

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SWEET, and a little quirky.....another amazing history lesson, thanks Dave ;)

Here are the questions tho......is it a Deluxe? Is it as original ? And do we know what engine it runs?

Again....SWEET!! (quirky)

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