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1972 Bellett range brochure - Japanese - 8 panels 
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It's been a while, but it's about time we had another post of awesome Bellett brochure power.

This one is special in that it is for the 1972-model range, which brings with it the final iteration of the Bellett range with the crazy plastic manga Autobot-style headlight surrounds and mesh grille, along with the Lego-land rear tail lights.

1972 also heralded the introduction of the 1800cc motor the GT and the 1600cc motor in the sedan.

The brochure is slightly over A4 size, so the scans are all multiple scans that have been merged. This front cover is the only cover where this is obvious (across the middle where the hue of the sky has a definite line).

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Panel 2 shows the GT range, including the GT-R (sans war paint that was on the previous models), the GT and the GT-N, which was a more basic model with only a single carb.

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Panels 3 and 4 are essentially a single page with the interiors of the range shown, including an excellent drawing/lithograph-style interior picture! This has been merged and has been resized smaller so the entire spread can be seen in its glory.

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Panel 5 is shows the sedan range, including the GT-powered 1800 Sport 2-door sedan and the regular 1600 2-door and 4-door sedans. They're marked as "Special" but appear to have Deluxe-levels of appointments, with GT hubcaps and extra badges. When opening the brochure, this page appears opposite Panel 2 so the entire range is visible at once.

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The "Engines" page on panel 6 shows the awesome Bellett GT-R motor that powered both the GT-R and apparently the Bellett R6 Spider prototype racer.

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Panel 7 is delightfully entitled "Equipments" and shows some of the new features of the 1972-model range including safer break-away interior rear-view mirrors and exterior mirrors that move when hit rather than injury-inducing solidly-mounted items. The later Bellett GT also appears to feature a rear demister and carries over hazard lights that appeared the previous year. Note the km/h speedo!

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The final page is the all-important specs page; interesting to note that the flagship model, the Bellett GT-R still runs a 1600cc engine while the GT range was upgraded to the 1800cc motor. Needless to say the GT-R was still the fastest and therefore king of the hill!

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Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:23 am
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That is a killer one dave! Couple of nice shots of the R6 in there too, what more can we ask for :)

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Love it Dave. What is the significance of the Dog/Wolf head on the front page?

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Your guess is as good as mine on that one... I think that's shown up on a few other late brochures as well. It's like some sort of medallion... bling.

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What a neat score, Dave !! Just delightful to look at. Thanks for sharing.


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Ooohhh, if only they were available today!!
I wonder what they would have looked, not as good as these I'll bet!!!???

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Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:03 am
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I just noticed that panel 5 was scanned with a hair from my dog, Turbo.

Damn!

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Woof woof

Now Turbo is immortalised on the page of Bellett.net - heh heh


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Available colours for GTR are shown as 'Magnolia White' and 'Bluebell Metallic'. Under 'Options' it lists "GTR type stripes and black bonnet avaliable on GTR and 1800 Sports."


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