The bellett project started with a very shabby looking shell imported from Australia. With the organisers of the Goodwood Revival meeting keen to have such an unusual car on the entry list CSR had just seven weeks to perform the restoration.
Key points carried out by CSR on this project included:
CSR run the car for the owner including, storing, transporting, preparing and servicing.
The Isuzu Bellett was a small sloon car manufactured by Isuzu Motors Ltd. in Japan from 1963 to 1973.
It was one of the most successful imports from Japan into Australia at that time.
Engine: 4 cyl.
Capacity: 1471 cc
Power: 81 bhp
Transmission: 4 spd. man
Top Speed: 93 mph
The Bellett as it arrived from Australia.
The stripped shell with floor panels being replaced.
Repaired shell with rollcage fitted.
Suspension parts stripped ready for renovation.
Shell being prepared for painting.
Painted shell ready for reassembly.
Refurbished engine is reinstalled.
Rebuilt rear suspension.