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I Can't Drive 55 (It Tops Out At 45) by SwiftysGarage I Can't Drive 55 (It Tops Out At 45) by SwiftysGarage
1972 Suzuki LJ20

Not street legal in the USA due to safety issues and a 28 horsepower motor that tops out at 45MPH. 
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seanieisere Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
What a neat little zuk, I would love to cruise down a beach in that
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FluttershyPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Isn't it registered as a classic vehicle?
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Being so light and with such big tires it probably just floats over the mud puddles.
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Perceptor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Seriously.... did Suzuki just rip off Jeep? I mean from the cab back it is a Jeep. LOL!!!!!
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everybody went with bantam's design. AMC included. Maybe Jeep ripped off the grill for the Compass....
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Perceptor Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Maybe. 
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
besides being no safer then a willis MB which is street legal? why exactly can't it be street legal?

if i recall correctly 1970 was still pretty lax on safety requirements for US cars, i do see missing proper side indicator lights which could be easily fixed! but then I have to question if imports weren't grandfathered past the US regulations as long as the vehicle meet the safety specs of the country it originated from similar to how old US cars are grandfathered in due to the safety requirements of the year they where produced thus allowing oil headlamp Model T's to be street legal?

not to mention any other number of loopholes to the system XD in many states if you register this as a type 2 ATV it's good to go! 
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Pretty sure the lack of seat belts would be a major reason.  Not to mention the fact that it tops out at 45 is a safety hazard on roadways, even back in 1972.

My friends with the Crosley fleet (cars with a similar horsepower & weight to this), only drive them around on back roads.  And those are street legal because there were no safety regulations when they were manufactured, so they're grandfathered in.  Seat belt laws were in place by 1970:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seat_bel…

But just because something is street legal doesn't mean it makes sense to drive it on the roads.  With modern driver (distracted) and newer cars (most cars made today are in excess of 3,000 pounds, and many of them are over 4,000 pounds) this thing would be a rolling deathtrap on the road.
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bls35mm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
SAMMY HAGAR is somewhere in ACAPULCO with his 'shop'
he owns/runs and SMILIN' .... AND SINGING! .... WINK!
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
:D

Something tells me he isn't tooling around in one of these though. ;)
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JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda cute, though.
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
Only the Japanese would look at a Jeep and try to make it cute. ;)  It just needs to be painted pink with some Hello Kitty decals...

Then again, with a mere 28 ponies under the hood, this might actually run the quarter mile slower than a Barbie Power Wheels Jeep. ;)
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