One from a wreckers-run last weekend - a sunny Sunday afternoon hunting Kei..
Wagon R? Mighty Boy? Carry? Copen? Yep, I'm there. Always.
in the past; but due to an absolute array of names it was sold under, hadn't covered specifically with its Australian-market moniker: Fiori!
Third generation of Subaru's Kei beastie, introduced in Japan in late 1986 as the Rex. These were marketed in Australia as the Sherpa, which for whatever reason then changed to Fiori in 1989.
From "eastern people" to Italian-for-flowers - it was a decorative change regardless - the compliance still says Sherpa!
Relentless name-changing aside, the third generation Rex continued on the Australian market through to the generation's end in 1992, at which point it wasn't replaced. Shame..
Pop-out rear quarter glass for ventilation.
No, just the bare minimum here.. although the temp gauge could be considered a little bit of luxury!
left behind from the top-tier variants!
I sometimes feel like I'm painfully alone here, but I love a long throw shifter...
..and that was that. A thorough Fiorinspection done.