Colt 800

1965

Colt 800

The Colt 800 had fastback styling, a feature which proved to be the first for Japanese manufacturer, attracted strong interests at the 12th Tokyo Motor Show before it was launched in November 1965. The use of curved glass in the side windows enhanced the beauty stemming from true fastback lines. The Colt 800 was powered by an 843cc 3-cylinder 2-stroke water-cooled engine producing 45 PS. It used "reed valve induction control" which prevented intake air from blowing back into the carburetor at low engine speeds. With a front-engine / rear-wheel drive layout, it used double wishbone with lateral leaf spring at the front and a leaf spring with rigid axle arrangement at the rear to deliver outstanding ride comfort. Evolving later to the Colt 1000F, Colt 1100F and Colt 11F, Colt 800 brought the Mitsubishi name to the world's attention.

Overall length 3650mm
Overall width 1450mm
Overall height 1390mm
Engine 843cc