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Everything but the same old cars

Suzuki Cervo Bonanza

Posted by Mike Bumbeck On March - 23 - 2009


From our Japan bureau comes this customized later seventies vintage Suzuki Cervo coupe. According to the materials at the mighty Clunkbucket research lab, this car featured a 3-cylinder 539 cubic centimeter air-cooled engine mounted transversely out back that spun the rear wheels with nearly 40 horsepower! Exported versions of the coupe were rumored to have been sent out equipped with a water cooled four-banger. This stylish Cervo comes from some car show mania that we sadly missed. For more examples of what happens when American hot rod and kustom mayhem intersects with Japanese car culture head on over to the home of Crown Classics.


10 Responses

  1. Mad_Science Said,

    The thing I love about Japanese classics is how you don’t realize how small they are until you’re given another car or person for reference.

    Until I saw the picture with the dude in it, I assumed this car was 1st-gen CVCC sized; then I realized it was smaller than a 600.

    Also: what’s with the yellow flap thing?

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 12:13 pm

  2. Ed Said,

    We got the H2O cooled ‘big block’ 970cc powerhouse here in the UK, pumping out a whole SEVEN ponies more than Japan got!

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 12:14 pm

  3. Aperture Said,

    That thing is super cool looking. It would be awesome to mount a Hayabusa motor in that thing.

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 1:10 pm

  4. Myron Vernis Said,

    If the Japanese had sent good stuff like this to the States, I would have become a fan of their cars at a much younger age.

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 1:13 pm

  5. TV's Paul Y. Said,

    That thing is so adorable! It must be a hoot to drive – even with 40 horses, it’s got to have decent power for it’s size. It’s approaching ‘enclosed gokart’ dimensions.

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 1:23 pm

  6. Koich Said,

    Hi Mad_Science. The yellow flap thing is the plate. They blanked out the letters and so forth. So it looks like a yellow flap. All vehicles under 660cc and a certain bodysize (aka SMALL!) run a yellow plate in Japan.

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 1:30 pm

  7. Matt H Said,

    That spoiler truly makes it.

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 5:22 pm

  8. Tomsk Said,

    Ass-engined nihon slot car that’s only slightly larger than an actual slot car? Yes!

    Posted on March 24th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

  9. Kern Said,

    Finally a track car I can tow with my Subaru Justy!

    Posted on March 26th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

  10. cervochile Said,

    Very nice car, are real jewels. In Chile we have a club Suzuki Cervo. Send photos to upload to the site.


    Posted on February 21st, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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