• Isuzu Wasp

The Isuzu Bellett was a 1963 to 1973 produced the compact model of the Japanese automobile manufacturer Isuzu.

The Bellett was designed by Isuzu in-house and replaced the previously built under license Hillman Minx. The name Bellett means something like "little Bellel".

The Bellett was available as a two or four-door sedan, two-door coupe than as rare two-door station wagon called the Bellett Express, and as manufactured in even smaller numbers pick-up Isuzu Wasp. After General Motors had acquired at the beginning of the 1970s shares in Isuzu, the Bellett was replaced by a version of the based on the Opel Kadett C global T-car that initially the name Isuzu Bellett Gemini, later simply Isuzu Gemini was called and the Ur-Bellett had little in common. From a total of 170 737 copies were made Bellett.

The sedan was released in June 1963, with an optional 1.5-liter OHV gasoline four-cylinder or a 1.8-liter diesel engine equipped. In April 1964 came a OHC four-cylinder with 1.3 liters displacement in addition to the offer. In 1966, the front end a facelift, 1967, the engine range was expanded by a 1.6-liter overhead cam. In the aftermath of yet another facelift in 1971 this engine was replaced by a 1,800cc four-cylinder; at the same time accounted for the diesel variants.

When Isuzu Bellett GT, which was presented in April 1964, it was a two-door coupe with a 1.6-liter twin carburettor engine and the first Japanese car that bore the name GT (Gran Turismo). In September 1964, a 1.5-liter version of the coupe was released; at the same time it received front disc brakes and a modified front end. In September 1967, the performance of the base engine was increased and introduced a hatchback body. Received two years later the 1.6-liter overhead camshaft, which in 1970 replaced by a 1.8-liter.

The GT-R, strictly speaking, GT Type-R (as Racing = Racing) was the racing version of the GT, which was available for civilian customers. The GT-R, introduced in September 1969, had the 1.6-liter engine with two overhead camshafts from the Isuzu 117 Coupe, servo-brakes and numerous other innovations. Visually, the GT-R differed primarily by the matt black painted hood of the other Bellett models. The GT-R was Japanese-Motorsport very successful; he was in an edition of 1400 pieces.

As Isuzu Wasp (Wasp) a chassis for bodies and pick was offered in 1965. He had a payload of 1 tonne and was selectively driven by the 1.3 L petrol engine or the 1.8 L diesel engine. The Wasp was built until 1972 and then replaced by the Isuzu Faster.

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