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With This Lettuce, You Can Hold the Vinegar but You'll Need the Oil

January 25, 1989|From Reuters

TOKYO — The day may come when a Japanese housewife heads for the local supermarket with a grocery list calling for a can of floor wax, a box of rice and a car.

A little car named Lettuce, aimed at housewives, went on sale at supermarkets this week. Sold exclusively through supermarkets, the Lettuce costs $4,700.

The mini-car, made by Mitsubishi, is being offered in red, white or black--but not lettuce green.

"That's not a popular color," a spokesman for the Seiyu supermarket chain observed.

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