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1960 Isuzu Car & Truck Range - English - 4-panels 
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Car(s): 1965 Wasp, 1966 Bellett, 1967 Bellett, 1969 Florian, 1973 Bellett GTR, 1976 Buick Opel by Isuzu, 1978 Gemini van
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Hi guys,

Here's a nice one for Farmer!

This is an interesting one showing much if not all of Isuzu's range back in 1960. They pulled together three buses, a standard Isuzu TX550 truck and a TX550W truck, plus two Elfs (including a mini bus) plus a full range of Isuzu Hillman Minxes for this grand cover shot!

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The inside of the brochure features a full double-page spread of the entire range.

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The left side shows three AWESOME trucks. What a range of trucks! Check 'em!

The 1950's International-style Isuzu TX550! Farmer's favourite!

The industrial-spec Isuzu TX500W (W=twin cam :lol:). It has a heavy-duty face only a mother could love and looks like a throw-back from the 1930s. Or Steven Spielberg's "Duel". Yet if you look carefully, you'll notice if features regular TX550 doors!

The little 2-tonne cab-over Elf is also featured but the mighty TD150 8-tonne truck is what really impresses on this page!

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The right page shows another variation of the cab-over Elf; the 12-person mini-bus! Another of my favourites is the TX550 61-person bus; so US-school bus-style!

The 81-person BC150 coach is a highlight; so American looking... it looks like it was in Speed (starring Keanu Reeves & Sandra Bullock).

The two Hillmans are a treat though; as Isuzu Bellett enthusiasts we tend to forget about their, uh, 'Rootes'! Hahhaah wordplay.

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This is a simple brochure; no specs sheets... not even much writing! The back page shows a rad, beige TX truck working hard at the docks alongside a plucky little forward-control Elf. How are those suicide doors on those little trucks???

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Top shot! And a pretty brochure!



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Car(s): 1919 Scripps-Booth, 1962 Rover P5 coupe, 1965 Isuzu Bellel, 1971 Pontiac GT-37, 1991 Oldsmobile 88, 2002 VW Passat
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Love this old brochure! I haven't seen one from Isuzu this old yet!

The TX 550W doesn't look too far off from our Kenworth...which hasn't changed its styling since 1961...

1919 Scripps-Booth
1962 Rover P5 coupe
1965 Isuzu Bellel
1971 Pontiac GT-37

Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:46 pm
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Woah! I missed this one, and what a beauty! TX550 is just like the ones we had, even red, but ours had black painted guards. So nice, even with the split screec we had. 64 model had a single piece windscreen.
Thanks Dave, so very nice!
Cheers, Matt.

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