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 Isuzu Bellel PSD10
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The Bellel was a typical mid-size car of the early 1960s. On its debut, it featured relaxed European styling and a novel design that emphasized straight lines, as expressed in its triangular tail lamps and the like. It also had a diesel engine variant in addition to a gasoline engine, and was a popular choice for taxi companies due to its economy. In April 1963, it won the 1962 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Prize, being feted as a pioneer of Japanese diesel passenger vehicles and described as an "inventive and excellent feat of engineering". One example that has been specially preserved is a diesel PSD10 model with triangular tail lamps, which is kept at Isuzu's Fujisawa plant.
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Storage location:ISUZU MOTORS FUJISAWA PLANT (8, Tsuchadana, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-8501)
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Year manufactured:1962
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Manufacturer:Isuzu Motors Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Isuzu Bellel Diesel
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Model name:Isuzu PSD10
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Company name:Isuzu Motors Limited
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Year manufactured:1962
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Vehicle type/usage:Passenger car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Isuzu Motors Ltd., Fujisawa
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Model / Weight
Style:Sedan
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Number of doors:4
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Passenger capacity:6
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Vehicle weight:1260 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Steel sheet unit body construction
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:None
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Overall length:4485 mm
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Overall width:1690 mm
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Overall height:1490 mm
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Tire size:7.00-13
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Monocoque with square type side members
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Front axle:Independent suspension, coil spring
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Rear axle:Semifloating type, 1/2 leaf
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Wheelbase:2530 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1339×1360 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Recirculating ball type
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Dampers:Front/rear cylinder double-acting type
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Stabilizer:Front torsion bar
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:DL201 type diesel engine
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder
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Valve train:OHV
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Bore x stroke:83×92 mm
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Displacement:1991 cc
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Ignition system:Pre-combustion chamber type
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Max. power/r.p.m.:55 ps/3800 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:12.3 kgm/2200 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:47 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:MT4
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Isuzu Jidosha 50 Nenshi; Isuzu Technical Review,38, 97; Isuzu Diesel Gijyutsu 50 Nenshi
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