Production of the Mitsubishi J Series Jeep began in the 1950s and continued right up until the late 1990s. Originally based on the American military jeep, Mitsubishi were granted permission by Willys to manufacture the model and soon released various body styles. In Sri Lanka some were being utilised as work horses while others looked minty fresh.
A Toyota Levin ready for the Sri Lankan touge was an unexpected sighting. Drum brakes at the rear would suggest this was not a 4A-GE equipped model but cool all the same. The dashboard was in showroom condition which is a rarity anywhere in the world.
During a cruise up around the tea plantations, en route to Nuwara Eliya, a couple of Italian beauties roared by in the opposite direction. Going to stick my neck out and say the first was an Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior? Alfista, please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
The second was a Lancia Fulvia Berlina. Not the best photograph maybe but the sight of a couple of dudes out in their Italian classics caught me a little off-guard.
Traveling around Sri Lanka takes some time. The speed limit is 60kph on most roads but traffic rarely gets anywhere near such crazy high speeds. Journey times are also lengthened when you have a penchant for stopping at every garage that has a few old cars for sale and having a snoop around.