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Mitsuoka Motor Co., Ltd.
Public company
Industry Automobile manufacturing
Founded February 1, 1968
Headquarters 508-3, Kakeomachi, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
Key people
Akio Mitsuoka, (Representative Director and President)
Revenue 227,000,000 JPY
29,700,000,000 JPY
Number of employees
580 (As of March, 2008)
Website Mitsuoka Motors website

Mitsuoka Motors (光岡自動車) is a small Japanese automobile company. It is noted for building unique cars with unconventional styling, some of which imitate British vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s.[1] It is primarily a coachbuilder, taking production cars, like the Nissan March, and replacing various aspects of the bodywork with its own custom designs. It has also produced a sports car, the Orochi. Mitsuoka Motors is also the principal distributor of retro-classic TD2000 roadster in Japan. Mitsuoka was recognised in 1996 as the 10th Japanese auto manufacturer to be registered in Japan since Honda in 1963. It bases its current cars on Nissans and other Japanese car manufacturers. Mitsuoka Motor launched in the UK in 2015 under sole distribution of T W White & Sons and launched the Mitsuoka Roadster (Himiko) at the London Motor Show in 2016.[2]


2005 Mitsuoka Orochi Nude-Top Roadster.

Current lineup[edit]

Past vehicles[edit]

Second generation Ryoga


  1. ^ Hiroko Tashiro and Ian Rowley (2008). "In Japan, a Car Apart from the Pack". Bloomberg Business Week website. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  2. ^ Watanabe (1 June 2015). "Announcement, on opening the First Dealership in Europe. Launching Himiko in the UK market" (PDF). Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mitsuoka BUBU Series". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Mitsuoka BUBU 356 Speedster". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  5. ^ "Mitsuoka Microcar K-4". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  6. ^ "Mitsuoka Zero1". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 

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