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Just had to share some pictures of my father in laws 1965 Isuzu Bellett
It has to be one of the best examples anywhere with only 8000 genuine miles & plastic still on all door trims.
It is immaculate from the body, interior, engine & still has its original tyres - I wouldn't trust them too much at 100km/h

I offered to store it for him after it was sitting in a shed unloved for years.
I store a couple of other cars for him & this is the one that people are most impressed with.
An older lady owned it & clearly didn't drive it much, It was last registered in 1985.

I have steamed out the fuel tank & lines, changed plugs, cleaned points & she runs like new, smooth & quiet.
Thankfully he would never sell these cars & hopefully I can in future fix some brakes & put some historic car rego on it.
Would love to bring it out for a trip with you guys in future.


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Mon May 20, 2013 11:08 pm
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thats awsome and in good hands by the looks of things well done. Hopefully you get to drive it and we all get to see it. What state are you in :?:


Mon May 20, 2013 11:14 pm
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Really ,really nice - maybe the best example in the ,the,the,the - WORLD....!
Love to see it.
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Tue May 21, 2013 12:27 am
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Whoops Just about shorted my Laptop out with drool! :roll:
That Is one NICE Sedan.
Sounds like its in a great Home too :D
Look forward to seeing it! :geek:
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Tue May 21, 2013 12:41 am
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Davo,
Make sure that you have had your medication before you look at this
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Tue May 21, 2013 1:49 am
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Holy guacamole!!!!

Surely... unless anyone else can better it, that must be the best-preserved Bellett in the history of Australian Belletting?!??!

8,000 miles?!?!?!??!??

Hang on, let me say that again...

8,000 miles??!?!?!

At let me also say this:

:D :D :D :D :D :D

Others might know better, but it looks like a 1965-ish by the trim in it.

bambam72 wrote:
An older lady owned it & clearly didn't drive it much


Understatement of the century! 8,000 miles in 20 years of registration is ridiculous!!!!

Hope to see you at some events... but don't put too many miles on it!

Glad to have you on board.


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Tue May 21, 2013 3:03 am
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welcome BamBam.
awesome car mate. has to be the best preserved one in the country. a true time capsule!
is a pity u hadn't found us before October last year because by your location, we were in your area for our national meeting in Merimbula... how about a trip to Adelaide in September then?
cheers.

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Tue May 21, 2013 4:21 am
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Thought you guys might appreciate the pics
I think it is a pretty special car myself
Hard to believe it will be 50 years old in a couple of years

Sorry to hear I missed you at Merimbula last year
I would love to check out your Belletts on a future run
Even better if I am driving this one at the time

I am sure it's a 65, I even have the original service book that was sold with the car
Just confirmed that it was my father in laws aunty that had the car from new.

Glad to see there are so many people keeping these things on the road.
Keep it up

Graham


Tue May 21, 2013 5:05 am
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bloody hell yet another one appears my daughter and I were looking at ...sorry a vw 71 model with 57.000 ks its mint and so is this puppy brown capsule model .....I have a trade .....cheers davo


Tue May 21, 2013 9:26 am
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:o What a great looking Tear Drop,Blue is my colour in the Tear Drop,as that was my Dads first,then to me,but you could park that one in my shed anytime,have you got the crank handle,and have you tried to give her a swing,I have many a time,just watch where you hold your thumb,thanks for showing, :D Gerry


Tue May 21, 2013 9:34 am
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I JUST WET MY PANTS :shock: (and I'm proud to admit it) that is one BEAUTIFUL teardrop sedan.
A credit to your father in law (does he have any more daughters? :lol: )

Don't EVER let that baby go!

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Oh Sticky!!!


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that is absolutely amazing !!!!!!!!!

got to be the best I have seen or heard of in many many years.

glad to hear she is running so well too. may need to trailer her over to Adelaide in September for the Bay 2 Birdwood.

Should win the original car award at the Nationals easy

thanks for sharing the great photos too



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Wow

Yeah, that car is special, love the color, and that dash, how nice is that! ... do you have a name for her/him? :)

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"DARLING" :D :D


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There is nothing impossible in this world!
Today I've seen an Isuzu Elf (been so long!) and now this absolute treasure.
Whats next, a '59 TX-550 6 tonner?? :shock:

What is there to say, I just keep going back to the pics for a closer look! Pwease be vewy vewy careful!!

I'm a believer in "their meant to be driven" but this is sooo museum piece.
Nah, bring it, show us, please.
(Club rego available through Isuzu Car Club of Aus.)
Maybe just fit a set of road tyres for the trip, then put those back on for display. (I'll donate spare rims!)

Love it, very admiration! We need a drooling face icon! :mrgreen:

Cheers, Matt.

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I really appreciate the response so I thought I would throw up a couple more shots
It is a brilliant little car & I agree it is a toss up between driving it & preserving it.

It should be pretty easy to get back on the road as it is basically all new.
Not sure how easy club rego is to organise but I will look into it

Enjoy
Graham


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very nice, welcome aboard! that is a beauty.

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My theory is that if you keep the miles under say, 15-20,000, it will still be a SUPER SUPER low-mileage car...

I mean, if you put it on Club Rego and put a few hundred miles on it a year, then that's not so bad...

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Farmer i have your truck photo's coming truck and bus form just wait till i get home i will put some up. I thinked of u when i seed them :P and tooked picture.


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