Isuzu

Cheap Wheels: 1990 Isuzu Impulse XS

In a busy field of small, imported sport coupes, the Isuzu Impulse was never a major player. But it was a capable little car whose online faults seem to relate to them being noisy but not bad autos. According… more»

4×4 Motorhome: 1992 Isuzu Rodeo Camper Conversion

The world of Japanese-market imports is quite colorful, with all kinds of novel vehicles arriving on our shores these days courtesy of any number of specialty vehicle importers. A large percentage of the recent arrivals reflect consumer desires to… more»

Track Star: 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

If you’re going to buy a Porsche 944, it really does behoove you to buy the rarest car in the best condition that you can afford. Obviously, every classifieds section is littered with trashed 944s and 924s as these… more»

Design by Giugiaro: 1978 Isuzu 117 XC

As some of you may know, I’ve become a bit of an Isuzu fan over the years. Specifically, I’ve been drawn to what their best known for, which is the iconic Trooper 4×4. But I also like the brand… more»

Rare Hot Hatch: 1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS

Hot hatch alert! While the 1980s are chock-full of entry-level classic imports like the Volkswagen GTI and the Honda Civic, we very rarely see the equally-capable entry from Isuzu known as the i-Mark. This was known as the Gemini… more»

10 Years on Stands: 1996 Isuzu Trooper

It may seem strange, but trucks like the Isuzu Trooper are becoming mildly collectible. Some of you may recall, I had a 1986 Isuzu Trooper project that was profiled on these pages a few times, but I ended up… more»

Only 47k Miles! 1979 Chevrolet LUV Mikado 4×4

The seller of this 1979 Chevrolet LUV Mikado 4×4 pickup says that it’s a one-owner vehicle that was owned by an Air Force officer and with just 47,180 miles on the odometer, it looks like he rarely drove it…. more»

Snow Runner: 1995 Isuzu Track Truck

This is a seriously cool piece of kit: a 1995 Isuzu “track truck,” which evidently is built to go where the road ends and keep going when the snow gets thick, thanks to the skis that can be mounted… more»

Three-Named Survivor: 1976 Buick Opel by Isuzu

And you thought that badge engineering was confusing today, how about during the time of this 1976 Buick Opel by Isuzu? That’s three different names, three different car companies, and three different countries of origin. This nice original triple-decker… more»

Nicest One Left? 1982 Chevrolet LUV Diesel

We have seen trucks from this Lubbock, Texas seller in the past and they have generally been really nice, maybe some of the nicest examples left on the planet. Oddly enough, the trucks that we’ve seen here have been… more»

What’s in Jeff’s Garage? Nothing!

I wish I had better news for you all about my collection of barn finds, garage finds, and unconventional projects, but sadly, this is all I have to offer at the moment. We actually moved to a new house… more»

Nicest One Left? 1992 Isuzu Trooper

As someone who owns two Isuzu Troopers, I’m keen to see these capable off-roaders continue to appreciate. Like so many other vehicles, the first generation editions tend to rise the fastest, with each passing generation playing catch up. In… more»

California LUV: 1980 Chevrolet LUV 4×4

Badge engineering was a big thing starting in the 1960s, or that’s when it really started to hit its stride. This isn’t a full list of countries, but British, French, German, and Japanese vehicles were often rebadged as American… more»

Rust-Free 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbo Diesel 4×4

This 1986 Isuzu P’up Turbo Diesel 4×4 pickup has a big presence despite being several feet shorter than a modern full-sized pickup. I sure wish that someone would make a small pickup again, the new “small” ones are almost… more»

LS1 5.7L V8 Swap: 1989 Isuzu Spacecab Pickup

LS1 swaps are all the rage these days, almost to the point of being somewhat tiresome. Pity the guy who walks into a web forum or message board and thinks he’s being funny when he suggests an LS1 swap… more»

Nicest One Left? 1986 Isuzu Trooper LS

As some of you may recall, I rescued a 1986 Isuzu Trooper two-door from a bramble bush on my friend’s property in Georgia a few years back. That project is still rolling along, and actually nearing a point of… more»