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The 800 was powered by a three-cylinder two-stroke of 843 cc capacity producing (33 kW ). [ 4 ] Equipped with a manual gearbox and weighing a 750 kg, top speed was 120 km/h While it may have looked a hatchback, the 800 was never available a rear hatch. However, a coupe utility version in Australia, where many of were sold) and a wagon in Japanese parlance) were

The Van was clearly based on the ute, a horizontally split rear and workmanlike interior.

Production of the versions ended in 1968, as across the world were to steer away from with these types of and new stricter emissions standards looming. The similarly sized Suzuki Fronte 800 was discontinued replacement around the same these were the last two-strokes bigger than a Kei In general, the 700-800 cc class was away in Japan at this being replaced by 1,000 cc [ 5 ]

Colt 1000F

In September the two-stroke 800 engine was complemented by the four-stroke 977 cc pushrod (KE43) from the more Colt 1000. [ 3 ] 800 production in the last months of 1968, after the introduction of the 1100. The in the Colt 1000F . F for Fastback to set it from its stodgier sedan produced 55 PS (40 kW). In 1967, the 1000F finally the lifting tailgate that the design had always promised. The also had the added benefit of a rear window, as it would no encroach on the boot opening.

was also a Colt 1000F Van with round taillights and the engine specifications as the sedan. The remained in production until May after which only models were available.


The Colt 1000F Mitsubishi’s first ever car. [ 6 ] The company which go on to score multiple World Championships and Dakar Rally began with an unexpected victory, and fourth place in the 1967 Southern Cross in Australia with a 1000F [ 4 ] [ 6 ]

Colt 1100F/11-F

In August the Colt F received the 58 PS engine from the Colt sedan and became the Colt This also marked the of a four-door version with a styled rear but again a tailgate. This four-door was only ever available the 1.1-litre engine.

Top speed was (87 mph) while the 400-meter took 19.7 seconds. [ 2 ] A 155 km/h 73 PS (54 kW), twin-carb Sport version also in October 1968, and was able to go one than its Colt 1000 1100Fs finished third (and first and second in at the 1968 Southern Cross [ 7 ] In 1968 a Colt 1100F was brought over to the United for evaluation, and was also tested by Car . They praised the revvy and the sturdy suspension, but considered the car and said that the ride was and inclined to pitch. The Colt had a very quiet engine, very little road and noise. [ 8 ] In the end nothing came of it, and (as the Colt Car Company ) stayed out of the UK 1974.

In May 1969 the lineup was revamped and the Colt 11-F (chassis A82), as the one-litre models dropped. The 11-F lost the top-hinged rear side instead getting a single, piece which opened by out. The grille was also The cooking versions (Standard, Super DeLuxe) came a 62 PS (46 kW) version of the KE44 engine, and was available all five different bodystyles.

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The 11-F Super Sports to 11-F SS in October for the 1970 year, a version which gained front disc received the same 73 hp as the previous Super Sports, and was only in the two-door body. was also a Sports version, most Super Sports but with the less powerful [ 9 ] Top speed of the SS was 155 km/h (96 mph), the 400-meter sprint time knocked down to 17.7 seconds. [ 9 ] The had drum brakes all around, the fronts being of the twin-leading

The vans and pickups continued in and received similar updates as did the albeit a couple of months The working vehicles did not have the F in name, since they not fastbacks, and were instead Colt 11-Van and Colt [ 10 ] The price of the updated Colt 11 Van dropped by around one percent, the pickup’s price remained [ 11 ] The commercial models had the same engine as did the regular Colts.

Production of the Colt 11-F in March 1971 without any replacement, although the compact FTO can be said to have taken up the Sports’ mantle. Rallying had in any case already been to the Colt 1500 Super .


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Some Orientals Analysed. Car . 26–27.   ^ a b Colt 11-F |format= requires |url= ) ) (in Japanese), Mitsubishi Motor March 1970, p. 4,   ^ ‘ 69 商業車: ニューモデル commercial vehicles: New models]. [The Motor Monthly] (in 11 (8): 120. August 3439.   ^ The Motor Monthly 1969), p. 121

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