The 1966 Indian movie Love in Tokyo contains this toe-tappin’ Bollywood song and dance number that meanders through the streets of 1960s Tokyo. As a result, cameras inadvertently captured the very beginning of the era of Japanese prosperity in which average citizens started to own and drive cars. And thus we are treated to an insane number of nostalgics appearing in their natural habitat, in full technicolor scenes that could never be recreated today.
Keep in mind, this was pre-Celica, pre-Hakosuka, pre-510, and pre-Mazda RX cars. Instead, we find a bustling cityscape full of S40 Toyota Crowns, 30-series Nissan Cedrics, RT40 Toyota Coronas, Isuzu Hillman Minxes, and Toyoace trucks. Toyoaces! When was the last time you saw one of those in motion?
Whoever can identify all the cars in this clip, we will make you rich beyond your wildest dreams (or at least send you a Tomica or something).
Hat tip to banpei, where you can watch a clip with a brief Datsun Fairlady Roadster cameo.