2009 Mitsuoka Orochi
History and strong points
FOR EUROPEAN BUYERS DUE TO BREXIT YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY VAT BETWEEN 19-22% ON TOP OF THE ASKING PRICE DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY FOR CARS UK/EU OR EU/UK - TALK TO ME ABOUT TAX/VAT, THERE MIGHT BE A SOLUTION TO MINIMISE THAT ADDITIONAL COST. I CAN ASSIST WITH TRANSPORT AND/OR OFFER A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE INCLUDING TRANSPORT & CUSTOMS - ask for my fees THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN THE UK/ENGLAND and sold on behalf of the UK seller/owner. Initial communication organised by us with direct contact to the owner/seller once serious interest is confirmed. We can assist with the transport. The small print in large – always happy to answer any questions you may have. All offers are, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, non-binding and subject to confirmation and to prior sale. All information given is based on the best knowledge and the seller’s information. *The advertised £-price is the fixed price, the other currencies are indicative and need to be calculated at the daily exchange rate, contract directly between buyer & the seller in £-Stirling at the seller’s T&Cs.
The Mitsuoka Orochi: “The World’s Ugliest Car” The Mitsouka Orochi is one of the most extraordinary cars in the world. It was the dream project of self-admitted car nut and company chairman, Susumu Mitsuoka, the Japanese equivalent of Charles Morgan. Like Morgan, he employs the best craftsmen to hand-make unique, interesting and esoteric cars. An Orochi is a Japanese mythical dragon - and the jaw-dropping design of the car reflects this: Super-low, super-wide and super-bold. A poisonous, barbed, hideous fish – Or a snake that got too close to Fukushima, mutated and grew an extra set of gills, eyes and lips. This unique fibreglass body is mounted on Mitsuoka’s own spaceframe chassis. It is powered by a mid-mounted, smooth, relatively powerful, supercharged 3. 3 litre Toyota V6 mated to five-speed automatic gearbox. It’s more a cruiser than a supercar but the original Japanese fringe customers didn’t buy it for the performance. They bought it because it wasn’t dull and anonymous. Purchased in Japan by the sole owner in 2010, this car was shipped to Singapore and stored in his underground garage. The owner added it to his collection but never used it. Imported by us in 2019 with 37km on the odometer, professionally stored, now fully serviced, tax-paid and UK registered, it has covered a grand total of 75km. It’s not a “barn find”: The car is still new. But it is an “underground garage under an apartment block in Singapore find”. So, as expected, whilst the car starts, runs and drives like a new car, a little work is required to fully re-commission. Some of the fibreglass paint work is showing signs of micro-blisters. There is a mark on the rear bumper from either being backed into or transit damage. The tyres are 13 years old. We would be happy to work with the buyer to fully re-commission and make ready for use. Price is fully serviced & fully recommissioned