Mitsubishi Fuso FE Series – Throwback Thursday

The Mitsubishi Fuso FE Series Truck has been a leader for decades

1984 Mitsubishi Fuso FE 3 and FE4 Canter Series Trucks

Great then and great now! Here’s a classic 1984 Fuso FE Canter Truck. It doesn’t seem like it for some of us, but 1984 was 30 years ago. Back then Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks were known for reliability and dependability with a low cost of operation and they are still setting the standard and the same great tradition.

Do you have an old truck you’d like us to post on Throwback Thursday. Send us your pictures of your logoed or non-logoed trucks and your truck may be selected and posted on our Throwback Thursday posts.

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1984 Isuzu Elf throwback

A tribute to Isuzu. 30 years of success

3o years of making the best and most reliable medium duty trucks in the industry

We thought a tribute to the Isuzu N-Series (Elf) from 1984 would be appropriate. Here’s a cool old picture of a 1984 Isuzu Elf (N-series) truck. Then known as the 4th generation Elf, double cab, wide body. They were great then and they’re still great today! We also included the Isuzu 30th anniversary logo.

2014 Isuzu 30th annniversary Logo

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Autocar Truck History

Autocar dates back to 1897
Did you know?
Interesting history on the first commercial trucks built in America. We’ll be adding more about Autocar in the weeks to come. Founder, Louis Clarke was a mechanical engineer, and along with his brother John Clarke established the Autocar truck brand.
The first delivery truck in America – 1899

1912 Autocar Logo

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Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks History

Throwback Thursday – Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks

After doing a little research we found some interesting Mitsubishi Fuso history and some cool old pictures:

Fuso began in 1932 with the production of it’s first commercial vehicle, a passenger bus named the B46. The bus would carry up to 38 people and was equipped with a 100 h.p., 6 cyl gas engine.

With the release of the B46 bus, a celebration was held where employees were invited to offer ideas for a name and the “Fuso” name won out.

In 1963, approximately 31 years later, the first Canter was born and since then over 4 million vehicles have been produced. The “Fuso” focus has always been to provide vehicles that would make delivery and transportation more cost efficient and more economical for customers across the globe.

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Isuzu Elf 2nd Generation added to the Isuzu lineup in 1967

Isuzu introduced it’s 2nd generation Isuzu Elf in 1967

Isuzu continued it’s upward trend adding the “Light Elf” model Isuzu in August of 1967. The somewhat lighter version of the original Elf offered a 2,800 lb. payload capacity (1.25 tons).

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Isuzu Elf was the first N-series Isuzu Truck

Isuzu’s best selling N-series trucks began with the Isuzu Elf in 1959

Known in America as the N-series, the first medium duty Isuzu N-series trucks were branded as the Isuzu Elf in Japan and the trucks were only available in Japan and Asian markets at its inception.

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Isuzu Commercial Truck History

Isuzu Commercial Trucks roots began in 1893

We found this interesting information about the history of Isuzu trucks.

The history if Isuzu dates back all the way to 1893 to the earlier company known as, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd., Later, in 1916, the shipbuilding company would transform into automobile manufacturing. using the money gained from its Tokyo Ishikawajima business (Isuzu’s founding year). In 1918, Isuzu and the British car manufacturer, Wolseley Motor Ltd. began working together and in the year of 1922, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding & Engineering made the first automobile ever made in Japan. Shortly afterward, a truck followed in 1924 and Isuzu made the first Japanese-built Wolseley CP 1.5-ton payload truck. It was produced for use as a military truck for the Japanese government. Read more about the history of Isuzu trucks here.

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