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Mitsubishi Colt (1965–9)

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Mitsubishi Colt. 1965–9 (prod. n/a). 2-, 3- and 4-door sedan. F/R, 843 cm³ (I3 2-str.), 977, 1088 cm³ (I4 OHV). Made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the company that preceded Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Successor to 600, two-stroke 800 was meant to beat the Toyota Publica, which was equipped with a 700 cm³ engine. Well equipped, helping form the value-packed image of Japanese cars in the mid- to late 1960s. One-litre from 1966. Two-door initially, with hatchback added 1967. Four-door from 1968. Base 800 cancelled in 1968 when 1100 came on stream. Super Sports from 1968, with some competition success. Final incarnation in 1969 as 1100F renamed 11F.


Manufacturing location: Japan

Marque: Mitsubishi | Model: Mitsubishi Colt | Predecessor: Mitsubishi Colt 600 | Successors: Mitsubishi Colt Galant, Mitsubishi Lancer (1973–85)


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