The Mitsubishi Colt 1000F

1966

Mitsubishi Colt 1000F History

The Colt 1000F was launched in September 1966 which retained the same styling of the Colt 800 innovative fastback body, with the more powerful 1.0L 4-cylinder engine from the Colt 1000 that had proved so successful over a period of four years.

Mitsubishi Colt 1000F Improvements

With output pumped up to 55 PS and offering improvements in performance, economy and reliability, this model was critically acclaimed for meeting the requirements of the new age of high-speed motoring.

When launched, the Colt 1000F had the same 2-door body as Colt 800 but in December 1967, it was joined by a 3-door hatchback version with tailgate, and in August 1968 by a 4-door sedan model.

Mitsubishi Colt 1000F Interior

To maximize the limited interior space due to its fastback lines, Colt 1000F offered a variety of storage space thanks to a flexible seat arrangement. The seats were designed for greater comfort and less fatigue on longer journeys and the front seats had 180mm of slide travel. The brochure for the 3-door hatchback version described the model as: "The first passenger car to offer so much utility" and contained an illustrated explanation of the different ways in which the seats could be arranged.

Mitsubishi Colt 1000F Motorsport Wins

The Colt 1000F became the very first Mitsubishi rally machine. It was equipped with only a small 977cc capacity engine, but in its debut event, it came fourth outright and won its class. It was this moment that marked the beginning of the Mitsubishi rally sport story.