Colt 1000

1963

Colt 1000

The Colt 1000 is Mitsubishi's first mass production 4-door sedan and was launched in July, 1963. The 977cc OHV high camshaft engine generated most powerful output in its class at 52.2 PS/liter and it boasted high performance with its maximum speed of 125 km/h. Maximizing the "low, long and wide" design concept, its styling gave Colt 1000 powerful linear lines and a very modern appearance. The independent front and leaf spring rear suspension together with hydraulic double-action dampers gave a very comfortable ride. Taking part in the 2nd Japanese Grand Prix held at the Suzuka Circuit in May 1964, Colt 1000 shut out the competition as it took a clean sweep of the podium in its class (TIII touring car division).

Overall length 3830mm
Overall width 1490mm
Overall height 1420mm
Engine 1.0L