Japan Tokyo Akihabara Ferves Ranger 03 Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch

Ferves Ranger and Peel P50 in Akihabara

Flag JapanFerves Ranger, Peel P50…

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… and a mysterious racecar

Walking along a sidwalk in Akihabara towards a scale model shop, I instantly stopped in my tracks as I spotted a curious looking face peeking out of a shop window.

Japan Tokyo Akihabara Ferves Ranger Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch

Cupping my hands, I looked inside and to my utter amazement it wasn’t a shop at all – but a garage.

Japan Tokyo Akihabara Ferves Ranger 02 Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch

The cute little vehicle introduced itself as a Ferves Ranger.

Japan Tokyo Akihabara Ferves Ranger 01 Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch

This didn’t ring a bell, but meanwhile I did some research and found out that it is based on a FIAT 500 and was the only car the company ever produced. The paint is immaculate and the upholstery is in my favourite colour. Very stylish combination for a spiaggina.

Japan Tokyo Akihabara Ferves Ranger 03 Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch

You may have spotted the Peel P50 hiding right next to the big brother. Every time I see one, it amazes me again how small it actually is. There is a vintage racecar of some description parked behind the Ferves Ranger, but due to the limited angle I have no clue what it actually is. 

Japan Tokyo Akihabara Ferves Ranger 04 Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch

PS: Dino dalle Carbonare recently featured this Ferves Ranger in the Tokyo Cars & Coffee Italian Edition on Speedhunters.


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