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 Daihatsu Midget Model DKA
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In developing the Model DKA, Daihatsu surveyed the marketing and distribution activities of liquor stores, grocery stores, and other small businesses and developed the vehicle that would be best suited to those needs. In particular, its publicity efforts and sales strategies touted not only the vehicle itself, but also its usefulness for retail delivery, and sales grew dramatically as a result, setting new records for units sold.
The vehicle was conceived and designed to provide the minimum necessary functions at a low price, and every possible effort was made to achieve simplicity and convenience, not only in the basic structure of the vehicle as a whole, but also in each of its individual parts.
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Storage location:DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (1-1, Daihatsu-cho, Ikeda-shi Osaka 563-8651)
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Year manufactured:1957
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Manufacturer:Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Daihatsu Midget
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Model name:DKA
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Company name:Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1957
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Designed by:Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Mini vehicle (commercial)
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:PR Div., Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
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Model / Weight
Style:Mini three-wheel truck
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Number of doors:2 protection bars
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Passenger capacity:1
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Points of interest, topicality:TV commercials starring Kon Omura and Juro Sasaki became a big hit.
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Body / Size
Structure:Pick-up type
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Bumpers:None
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Step:None
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Overall length:2450 mm
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Overall width:1200 mm
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Overall height:1500 mm
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Tire size:Front: 5.00-9-4P Rear: 5.00-9-6P
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Ladder type
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Front axle:Front fork type
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Rear axle:Semifloating type
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Wheelbase:1680
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Front tread x rear tread:Rear: 1030
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Steering:Bar handle
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Dampers:Rocker arm
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Stabilizer:None
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/single cylinder
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Valve train:2 cycle, port type
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Carburetor:Amal
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Bore x stroke:65×75 mm
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Displacement:249 cc
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Ignition system:Battery type
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Max. power/r.p.m.:10/4500
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Exhaust emissions treatment:None
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:10 L
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Fetures:Schnurle scavenging 2 cycle engine/fuel: blended oil
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:Selected sliding gear type
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Daihatsu midget (general edition) maintenance instruction manual issued by Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. on 25th January 1962
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