The car with it's proud owner
Some time back we came across this lovely old car in the car park of our local farm shop. It pretty much stopped us in our tracks. Happily we were able to chat with the owners for a few moments and get their permission to take photos and post them here.
We looked carefully at the rear and it seems to say Vort but I've been unable to track down anything on the galactic internet relating to this car, who manufactured it, or it's history. The chat with the owner was so long ago now that my memory is vague about details. Does anyone in the Classics community know more about this super little car?
Selfie with car
The car was imported from Japan by it's owner many years ago. We were surprised that it was left hand drive, but then we learned that that Japan, along with the UK, and around 50 other countries in the world, drive on the left. This goes back to the days when the horse and carriage was the main mode of transport. The whip would be held with the right hand (as most people were right handed) and this would protect the passengers in the back. Countries colonized by England would follow suit and also drive on the left.
The interior is still immaculate
The owner loves this little car and won't part with it. It was in need of a little tlc to to an altercation with a post, so we recommended our local bodyshop who've done great work (including the Bond Bug featured on a well known tv car restoration programme).
Well used and much loved (and other selfie, sorry)
So please, if you've got any information do post it below. It was definately imported from Japan but is it of Japanese manufacture? Is it a Vort and if so what is that and which manufacturer made it - Vort themselves whoever they are? Baffled of Surrey would love to know.
Such character - Japanese car with a totally eye catching grille
For more in the occasional "What is it?" series, have a look at these - have you seen anything as remarkable?