Hirst (of oldjapanesecar.com fame) recently bought himself a rather amusing but entirely awesome because of it, C32 Nissan Laurel Taxi. No, not some attempted little novel conversion by someone outside of Japan but rather a genuine ex-Japan Taxi! Complete with fantastical meter, roof lamp and even remote door opener! Magic! Check it out;
You can forgive the early 90′s build date in that the beginning of manufacture was well 80′s. Continue for more pictures and the link to the project thread(s).