Showing posts with label Daihatsu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daihatsu. Show all posts

May 17, 2015

1998 Daihatsu Hijet 4x4 Micro Van

Very Rare All-Terrain Van, 1998 Daihatsu Hijet 4x4 Micro Van

This very rare van in the U.S. was produced by the Japanese automaker Daihatsu, as the picture Daihatsu Hijet Micro Van was released in 1998 and comes with a 4x4 drivetrain powered by 660 CC motor with only 24K original miles looking for a new owner. Designed and produced only for the domestic market in Japan as a KEI car able to be filled by 6 people it is still in decent condition overall and only 24K miles since new. It could be a good example to be a small all-terrain camper.

The van is finished in white over gray cloth, and powered by a 660cc inline-three mated with a five-speed manual transmission and push-button four-wheel drive. Equipment includes two sliding doors on each side, a middle bench, and a rear cargo area. This Hijet Deck Van was offered for sale by the owner on Craigslist.

October 7, 2014

1979 Daihatsu TAFT F20 Canvas Soft Top

1979 Daihatsu TAFT F20 Canvas Soft Top

1979 Daihatsu TAFT F20 Canvas Soft Top

Rare Japanese classic jeep produced by Daihatsu built in 1979, it's a F20 series known as TAFT and Wild Cat in UK, comes with full canvas soft top has original 78k miles, 4x4 Right-hand drive vehicle had power by 1.6L Petrol engine. Very straight and original.

Detail about this car 
You are looking at the incredibly rare Daihatsu F20. These where only originally imported to the uk in very small numbers and the majority of them where hardback van versions.

This is the full canvas version which similar to a early land rover can easily be stripped off including the doors and the windscreen folded down.

This little Daihatsu has been in a private collection dry stored since 1999. It has spent nearly all its life in north Wales and was last used on the road in the summer of 1998. It has been regularly coated in spray wax to preserve it.

It’s a very basic little vehicle and is very similar to a early series land rover with tough steel ladder chassis and  leaf springs and drum brakes all around with a transmission brake hand brake. It has selectable four wheel drive with Hi and Low gears for rough terrain.

The chassis and complete underside is in superb condition and has been coated in clear wax regularly and shows no signs of corrosion. The rear bed has had steel plate riveted over the original floor many years ago but looking from underneath the original floor is still very solid.

The bodywork overall is very good for its age with some bubbling along the sills on each side but you can actually get your hand behind the bodywork and it feels solid . There are obviously marks and light scrapes here and there but its that kind of vehicle and overall looks great.

The canvas hood and hood tops are all very good and original .They keep the weather out and the whole thing is watertight.

It has excellent tyres all around with a almost new spare .The wheels are period Weller style and are in good order.

It starts and drives fairly well with excellent gearbox and good working four wheel drive system. It has manual free wheeling hubs  that work fine. The steering is surprisingly light and is very responsive (Better than a land rover anyway). The drum brakes work like drum brakes do (Stop eventually) but would benefit from a good service and adjustment  and possible flush /Air bleed.

The engine is very sweet and strong but due to being unused for 15 years it would benefit from a good service and possibly a carburettor clean out. It starts very easily and will run well but seams to run better with full choke even when warm so there is a minor carb issue somewhere but it would be easier to replace the carb as they are still available.

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September 9, 2014

Classic 1978 Daihatsu TAFT F20 Wild Cat Full Restoration

Classic 1978 Daihatsu TAFT F20 Wild Cat Full Restoration

Classic 1978 Daihatsu TAFT F20 Wild Cat Full Restoration

Here's the Japanese wild cat produced by Daihatsu, it's a classic compact 4x4 vehicle, tough to all-terrain, and fits in the all-season condition. As shown here the Daihatsu F20 series commonly known as TAFT "Tough Almighty Fourwheeldrive Transport" was released in 1978 and powered by a 1.6L 12R petrol engine that has been fully restored and was also an extremely rare vehicle, the unknown population in the US and Europe.

Hard to find today, a TAFT 4x4 vehicle was listed on eBay as being offered for sale by the owner. It has been lovingly restored by the enthusiast owner and is currently still in show quality car. If you are interested, a closer inspection is a must.