PX33

1936

PX33

The Mitsubishi PX 33 is a prototype for an four-wheel drive vehicle for use by open battle commanders and was commissioned by the Japanese Army Automobile School in 1935. The prototype powered by the S6-type engine was completed in 1935 at the Kobe shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. and named the PSF 33. Next, the PX 33 stage-two prototype powered by the X-type military engine was finished in 1936. Further improvements were made and four fully-finished vehicles were manufactured in July 1937 but the PX 33 did not go into mass production.
The original vehicle is no longer in existence but in 1988 the French company Sonauto used a Pajero to make a replica and entered it in1989 Paris-Dakar Rally, which it successfully finished the rally.