This week’s Throwback Thursday truck is a piece of Isuzu Motors history

In 1924, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering, a forerunner of Isuzu Motors, produced the 1.5-ton CP truck in Japan through a tie-up with Britain’s Wolseley Motors. The vehicle played a pioneering role in the establishment of a domestic automobile industry in Japan in the mid-1920s.

The preserved vehicle was returned to Isuzu from the National Science Museum in 1991 and was completely restored. It is now maintained in full operating order and is on display in the entrance hall of the Isuzu headquarters.

Wolseley CP

Wolseley CP Truck

A model stands beside a 1924 Wolseley CP 1.5-ton truck at the Isuzu booth during the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo on November 20, 2013. (Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)