Minica Skipper

1971

Minica Skipper

The Minica Skipper launched in May 1971 is a sporty K-car with fastback styling, popular at the time, and represented a smaller version of the Galant GTO. It was the first Japanese car to use scooped rear glass and was distinguished by its high cut-off tail design that provided good visibility. The Skipper designation reflects the intent to create a car that would bring variety to and allow young adults with more matured tastes to enjoy their everyday life stylishly. The GT top trim model was powered by a twin SU carburetor water-cooled engine that developed 38 PS and took the car up to a maximum speed of 120 km/h and which, with its gold-finish air cleaner case, was called the Gold engine. This was later replaced in October 1972 by the 4-stroke engine in response to concerns about air pollution and the model was renamed Skipper IV. Another feature distinguishing the Minica Skipper was its equipment specification which - with radial tires, bucket seats and stereo radio receiver - was on a par with that of a compact car.

Overall length 2995mm
Overall width 1295mm
Overall height 1275mm
Engine 359cc