|Founded||February 1, 1968|
|Headquarters||508-3, Kakeomachi, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan|
|Akio Mitsuoka, (Representative Director and President)|
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. 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.
- BUBU 50 Series (a series of three-wheeled microcars)
- BUBU 356 Speedster (a copy of the Porsche 356 Speedster)
- Convoy 88
- Galue 204
- Le-Seyde (a Nissan Silvia-based coupé in the spirit of the Zimmer)
- Microcar K-1
- Microcar K-2 based on the design of the FMR Tg500
- Microcar K-3
- Microcar K-4
- Ray II
- Ray III (similar to the Riley Elf Mk.3)
- Mitsuoka Ryoga - 1998-2004, a "classically" styled sedan originally based on the Primera and later on the smaller Sunny.
- Type F (a restyled Zero1)
- Yuga (a London Taxi copy)
- Zero1 (a Lotus Super Seven copy with Eunos Roadster drivetrain)
- Hiroko Tashiro and Ian Rowley (2008). "In Japan, a Car Apart from the Pack". Bloomberg Business Week website. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
- Watanabe (1 June 2015). "Announcement, on opening the First Dealership in Europe. Launching Himiko in the UK market" (PDF). www.mitsuoka-motor.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- "Mitsuoka BUBU Series". Mitsuoka-motor.com. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- "Mitsuoka BUBU 356 Speedster". Mitsuoka-motor.com. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- "Mitsuoka Microcar K-4". Mitsuoka-mc.com. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- "Mitsuoka Zero1". Mitsuoka-motor.com. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- Mitsuoka Motors Japanese website (Japanese)
- Mitsuoka Motors UK website (English)
- Mitsuoka Motors global website (English)
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