Minica EL Truck

1971

Minica EL Truck

The second-generation Minicab Truck was launched in June 1971 bearing the Minicab EL nameplate. Both step-style and drop-side types boasted the largest cargo bed in their class and the flat floor construction with no wheel arch intrusion meant it could easily carry items up to 182 cm long. Curved glazing all-around, rectangular headlamps, large door openings, separate seats and a floor-mounted shifter were features that gave it more of a passenger car-like feeling. It was initially powered by a 2-stroke air-cooled engine which had been upgraded from 28 PS to 30 PS but a year after its launch in September 1972 this was replaced by a 2-stroke water-cooled engine and the model name was changed to Minicab W. With the Minicab Truck series having undergone a full model redesign in 1971, the Minicab Van was given a new front grille and its name changed to the Minicab EL Van. In 1972, the Minicab EL Panel Van was added to the lineup.

Overall length 2995mm
Overall width 1295mm
Overall height 1580mm
Engine 359cc