The story of the Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin design by the famous automotive designer Takuya Yura who also designed the Big Wig

Translated text from his Facebook page

In the late 1970’s, asked Los Angeles Kaneko clan in the house he lived in 1956 ford f100 twice to buy impulse and brought back to Japan.
A few years are psion, how to get down to size replica was built.
Later Model Hercule Poirot ‘Midnight Pumpkin’ as it also became a model.