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Rare Finds In The Woods Above Ancient Kyoto: A Volkswagen Schwarz-Gelber Renner, And More

A well-kept Volkswagen Kabrio with a new generation of fans. (Picture: Bertel Schmitt) If you listen to Ford, you might believe that “Japan is the most closed, developed auto economy in the world,” as the Detroit automaker does not tire to repeat. Somewhere in the hills above Japan’s ancient former capital [...]
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