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Author:  J.R.Booij [ Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

Supposedly a forerunner to the Griffon by Carrozzeria Watanabe, this one was named Flying Pegasus.
With its steeply raked windscreen and sharp GT styling it reminds me of the Fairthorpe TX-GT.

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Author:  Michiel Mobiel [ Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

What is she based on?

Author:  J.R.Booij [ Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

Michiel Mobiel wrote:
What is she based on?


The Honda S600, or so it is believed.

Author:  J.R.Booij [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

Just for fun - the Watanabe and the Fairthorpe.
They are from the same year too.

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Author:  pan68 [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

I like the Pegasus '2' very much. Are any more pics available?

Author:  J.R.Booij [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

pan68 wrote:
I like the Pegasus '2' very much. Are any more pics available?


Not that I know of.
And now that I am am comparing: that one has a bit of an LMX resemblance, don't you think?

Author:  Michiel Mobiel [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

J.R.Booij wrote:
pan68 wrote:
And now that I am am comparing: that one has a bit of an LMX resemblance, don't you think?

My thoughts exactly!

Image

Author:  J.R.Booij [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

Michiel Mobiel wrote:
J.R.Booij wrote:
pan68 wrote:
And now that I am am comparing: that one has a bit of an LMX resemblance, don't you think?

My thoughts exactly!


Glad to notice we are thinking on the same level when Watanabe's creations are discussed!
(I am becoming a fan)

Author:  pan68 [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

J.R.Booij wrote:
pan68 wrote:
I like the Pegasus '2' very much. Are any more pics available?


Not that I know of.
And now that I am am comparing: that one has a bit of an LMX resemblance, don't you think?


It has indeed, but there are small differences (design of the hood, bulges of the wings etc.) that makes the Pegasus 2 more appealing to me.
Would like to see it from different angles, but the posted pic is the only one I know, too. :sorry:

Author:  pan68 [ Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

Current pics available!!!
(it's still hard to tell what this car is called, actually. Griffon or "Flying Pegasus"?)

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Author:  J.R.Booij [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

pan68 wrote:
Current pics available!!!
(it's still hard to find out what this car was actually called. Griffon or "Flying Pegasus"?)


Wow!
Where did these come from?

Author:  pan68 [ Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

from Japanese pages

Author:  pan68 [ Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Watanabe 'Flying Pegasus'

Probably the name of the car has to be changed to "Leopard" as shown in this Japanese magazine:
Not based on the Honda S600, but apparently on the Nissan SR 311 Fairlady as far as I understand

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