Mitsuoka Le Seyde!
That’s right. The name sounds vaguely French, but it doesn’t mean anything.
The only thing close to this is the old Clenet car from the 70’s. Actually from a Frenchman (Alain Clenet) based in Santa Barbara.
That would maybe explain the weird connection.
I cannot really make out what it’s based on. A production japanese car for sure, but which one. Nissan Silvia anyone???
The Clenet had a VW Bug body on a Lincoln chassis! At least the later ones.
And let’s not forget the wonderfull Excalibur from the same decade…