I’ve always liked Daihatsus, in fact I wanted a L200 Mira for my first car, however I shied away from the idea in favour of buying a neat R31 Skyline.
Fast forward to 2019, I drove my mate to look at a Gino converted Cuore which he wound up buying. The car was pretty cool, and after having a drive of his I could definitely understand the attraction.
A few months later I was scrolling on Facebook Marketplace and came across an extremely cheap manual L700 with a little bit of rego in Sydney’s Inner West. I messaged the seller and looked at the car the next day. It had about 104,000km on the clock and was pretty well kept other than a door ding on the driver’s side. I was pretty chuffed. I closed a deal and began the journey home.
Some photos from when I got it:
Genuine L700 Mira Weathershields. Neat.
Hubcap delete was in order, so was the inaugural Mighty Car Mods sticker. Interestingly there was already a Royal Nasho MCM sticker on the rear glass.
My L7 and my mates Gino