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 Isuzu Bellett 1600GT PR90
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The Bellett 1600GT was well received on its release in April 1964 as the first car in Japan to be given the GT label (meaning gran turismo, or grand tourer), which refers to the genre of cars that are designed to be driven at high speeds for long distances. Subsequent versions included a fastback and GTR, and it came to be known by the nickname "Belle G". 1600GTs remain in practical use while being looked after carefully by enthusiast clubs.
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Storage location:ISUZU MOTORS KAWASAKI PLANT (3-25-1 Tonomachi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 210-8524)
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Year manufactured:1964
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Manufacturer:Isuzu Motors Ltd.
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Classification:Designs/literature
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Isuzu Bellett 1600GT
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Model name:Model PR90
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Company name:Isuzu Motors Limited
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Year manufactured:1964
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Vehicle type/usage:Passenger car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:None
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Model / Weight
Style:Coupe
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:4
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Vehicle weight:940 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:4005 mm
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Overall width:1495 mm
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Overall height:1350 mm
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Tire size:5.60-14
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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:Independent suspension, coil spring/lateral leaf
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Wheelbase:2350 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1220×1195 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Rack and pinion
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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:G160 type gasoline engine
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder
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Valve train:OHV
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Carburetor:SU twin
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Bore x stroke:83×73 mm
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Displacement:1579 cc
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Ignition system:Battery coil type
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Max. power/r.p.m.:88 ps/5400 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:12.5 kgm/4200 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:40 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, 42, 45, 97
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