The 1975 Third Generation Isuzu Elf

The third generation Elf arrived in June 1975, in Elf 150 and 250 forms. It was nicknamed “Tora-san” after Kiyoshi Atsumi’s (a famous Japanese actor) most beloved film character which supposedly looked similar. In January 1977 a 250 Low-Flat model was added, followed in 1978 by a facelift and an altered front grille. In 1979 a bigger 3.3 liter version of the 2-tonne (4,400 lb) Elf 250 was introduced, called the “Elf 250 Super”. There was also a “Elf 150 Super” version, which has the larger, 2.4 liter C240 diesel engine which was usually installed in the Elf 250.

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