Curbside Classic Outtake: Get More Shorties Edition

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

All right, I have a thing about short cars. I haven’t spoken to a therapist about it yet. Perhaps its just a reaction against the obesity crisis in modern cars and trucks. But where did they all go? There were once so many of them. Well, I’m going to collect all of them: Have the Suzuki Samurai, X-90 and the shorty Kia Sportage. That leaves as few to still find:

Let’s see: Suzuki Sidekick, Geo Tracker, Daihatsu Rocky (in the can), and Isuzu Amigo. I already have a custom shorty VW (which included the shorty Lancer). I could use one of those crazy shortened VW buses to make the collection complete. Did I miss someone?

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  • BuzzDog BuzzDog on Mar 11, 2010

    This isn't a factory-built shorty, but well into the 1980s there was a company in Simi Valley, CA that sold kits used to build a short-wheelbase roadster out of a 1975 - 1979 Cadillac Seville. It was called the "Milan," and the proportions were horrible. I recently saw one on eBay, and it made me sad to see a butchered Seville of that era. These are some of the few Cadillacs of the '70s that actually had halfway decent materials and build quality.

  • Bancho Bancho on Mar 11, 2010

    The 2 door mitsubishi Montero was a good SWB vehicle.

  • Safeblonde You mean Reagan-era in story?
  • Bd2 Just imagine if in 5 decades the Telluride name were to be used on a new line of sporty 2 seater supersonic hovercraft.
  • The Oracle This is a proper plastic turd that has a wee bit ‘o performance.
  • Jalop1991 "Now, it’s an electric crossover wearing a Ford badge that utilizes Volkswagen’s MEB platform...." You misspelled "crossdresser".
  • The Oracle Been a good read so far.