Your favorite JDM car hanko (stamp)

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Japan is one of the few countries where a inkan (personal seal) is being used as official authorization method for contracts. An inkan, basically stamp on the document, is made with a hanko. The hanko is a carved stamp made out of wood or stone which normally contains the name of the person, or at least parts of the name of the person. Yet, there are a lot of general hanko stamps as well in Japan. Did you know there are also a lot of stamps with JDM cars available?

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Mazda’s cutest pick-up trucks

Japan was rebuilding the country after the second world war. Motorized vehicles were of great support for this and thus the development and sales of vehicles started to increase year by year. Pick-up trucks play a key part in growing economies, so on this page there will be introduced three pick up trucks that Mazda build in the past. While it used to be functional vehicles, nowadays they actually look quite cute.

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Toyota 1600GT

In the 60’s, Toyota sold the Corona which was a popular passenger vehicle. For the third generation, a 2-door coupe was introduced in 1965 which sold next to body styles such as sedan, wagon and pick-up truck. It was available in a sporty grade called the 1600S. It used the 1.6 liter 4R engine with a single overhead cam which produced 90 horsepower. In August 1967, a few months after Toyota released the well-known 2000GT, Toyota released the 1600GT which was positioned as the little brother of the 2000GT.

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Mazda Persona

Based on the Capella, or 626 in other countries around the world, Mazda developed a special variant called the Persona. It was positioned as a classy 4-door coupe with luxurious interior. Frameless doors with no B-pillar between the front and rear doors were one of the key features. The front and rear window surface was also large to give a spacious feel when sitting inside. A different uncommon feature are the squared off rear wheel arches.

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