Hello I am a very proud owner of a red M reg imported Daihatsu Charade Detomaso 1.6 16v!! Smile

Ive had the car alittle over a year and it charms the pants of you. Its not a myth - there are 2 buttons inside (on the dashboard no less) to electronically wind up/down the suspension!

Now, I was hoping to meet anyone with another Detomaso - I have not seen another in the country - and Ive looked! Sad

Please pass this on to anyone that will listen. I want advice, and to compare! Wink

Rare, rare - and the parts are a nightmare to find and EXPENSIVE! Buts its all for the love right?

charade detomaso

iv had my charade for 7 years now, it has 90000km on it and is v neat and tidy,
see pics of it in image galleries its the first 1 u come to,

heres my email, eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%64%65%74%6f%6d%61%73%6f%40%68%6f%74%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%2e%75%6b%22%3e%64%65%74%6f%6d%61%73%6f%40%68%6f%74%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) if ur looking any information,

im from northern ireland and im yet to see another 1 on the road, its great having something no else has lol

iv just bought another starlet gt aswell, so its toyota and daihatsu all the way for me


im so pleased you contacted me and your detomaso is in better nick then mine. its beautiful ive just looked on the gallery! you wouldnt believe 2 cars smashed into mine 3 days after i put a lifetime guarantee clutch on it a bit ago. and now its wrote off cat c, ive bought it back and need to get it sorted as i love it and wont get rid! in the meantime i have a daihatsu charade ggti, but i want the detomaso back. where do you get your parts from? mines red - yours looks nice in black. mine has original wheels with the centre caps on. do you have the tray that sits in the dash that says detomaso - cos mine was stolen before i bought it along with original front seats! SODS! i need a new rear bumper and boot lid? any ideas? mines done 102000km. did you import it yourself? do you go any car or japshows? i will send you pics to your email of my car before the crash - but it needed a respray anyway!! kim Smile

Real Detomaso's????!!!!

In the midlands!!! Very exciting news. I would very much like to be put in touch with these people - will that be through the owners club?

Hello Allan At the moment I have a Daihatsu Charade GTti turbo which does need alot of TLC. Its a J reg and is running but im also running a MR2 GT T-bar whilst trying to work on the daihatsu. I emailed you on the btinternet email provided on the club website, asking if you were able to suggest suppliers for my Detomaso about 2 months ago. I dont know if you remember me? but i dont think you could help me as I did not receive a reply? But I will re-email today as you may not have received it. Thanks Kim Smile


I have one too

I Live in London and use it as my daily hack

I've had a few - Lets just say I've got a long history with them

the reason they are so scarce is that they were only ever produced and sold for the JDM - Japanese Domestic Market

so all the cars outside of japan be it uk,oz - where ever are personal imports

If anyone needs any spares for these, I have a bunch of stuff or if anyone wants any advice hit me up - I dont profess to know everything but I did have my first one of these in early 1995....

Andy P.


I thought there would be a lot of Daihatsu Charade Detomaso in UK. I'm from Malaysia and we do have Charade Espri G202 - the 4 door hatchback version with CB23 engine but never have the Detomaso version.

What we do back here is, we imported the used car from japan in halfcuts and perform the transplant from the engine, wiring, interior, suspension, wheels, brakes and even the gorgeous bodykits. The parts also can be easily found here.

The result, we have a rare kind of 4 door hatchback charade detomaso in malaysia

follow this link for photo

Have charade will travel, travel a lot.. and far

hi zac - yes very rare!

hello zac, thanks for your reply and sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, i have been recovering from an operation a long time. my family are in malaysia (well half of them as im half chinese!) and they cannot help with parts at the right price. no the detomaso is RARE and normally the Daihatsu Charade GTti and such other charades like to pretend to be a detomaso! I have had a contact from another owner but he is in Ireland not England and maybe I will never see it for real although his pictures are beautiful. I know Daihatsu branded an AURO G100 which is very nice. Detomaso are very popular in Australia and this is where I have seen the best photos of them. Maybe because the weather is always nice so no rust! Nice to talk to you. Take care. Kim Smile

deto maso 16v

I have a deto maso 1.6 efi auto charade. Its got the kit, the recaros and the stickers (which are faded and look origional) and I'm just trying to figure out if its origional or not. It is an automatic with the efi engine. Any help on what to look for or what its worth with 50k on the clock?

detomaso 1.6 16v


Hi all. I'm just wondering if anyone knows if the Detomaso front bumper will fit on my 1997 Charade?

I have a 1997 1.3 Charade Smile