Colt 1000F

1966

Colt 1000F

The Colt 1000F was launched in September 1966 which retained the same styling of the Colt 800 innovative fastback body, with more powerful "1.0L 4-cylinder engine" from the Colt 1000 that had proved so successful over a period of four years. With output pumped up to 55 PS and offering improvements in performance, economy and reliability this model was critically acclaimed for meeting the requirements of the new age of high-speed motoring. When launched Colt 1000F had the same 2-door body as Colt 800 but in December 1967, it was joined by a 3-door hatchback version with tailgate which became available for the first time in Japan, and in August 1968 by a 4-door sedan model. To maximize the limited interior space enclosed by its fastback lines, Colt 1000F offered a variety of storages. The seats were designed for greater comfort and less fatigue on longer journeys and the front seats had 180mm of slide travel. The brochure for the 3-door hatchback model described as, "The first passenger car to offer so much utility" and contained an illustrated explanation of the different ways in which the seats could be arranged. One unique feature was the spare tire compartment lid which had folding legs attached allowing it to be used as a picnic table.

Overall length 3650mm
Overall width 1450mm
Overall height 1390mm
Engine 1.0L