Friday, September 6, 2019

Slow: 1981 Isuzu I-Mark Diesel

If you enjoy driving fast, you'll probably want to skip this next feature. Yeah.  You.  Just fly right by and head to the next thing that has an LS6 swapped into a dune buggy chassis.  Ok.  Its now just you, me, and CFlo reading -- he loves the slow stuff too.  The Isuzu Gemini was originally sold in the US market as the Opel by Isuzu, changed to the Buick Opel and finally in 1981 became the Isuzu I-Mark.  It was a rear drive Japanese classic holdover from another era and used a rear-drive setup, but could be powered by a  1.8 liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine that puts out 51 horsepower.  You might struggled to keep up with traffic on a mild grade, but the smiles and questions from strangers when you fill up at the green pump will be worth it. Find this 1981 Isuzu I-Mark Diesel offered for $5,800 in Bellflower, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1981 Isuzu I-mark
condition: excellent
cryptocurrency ok

fuel: diesel
odometer: 156314
title status: clean
transmission: manual
In great running condition. Well maintained, alternator, water pump and belts replaced. Oil was change every 3,000 miles. New wheels and tires. Original service manuals. 2nd owner.
manual 5 speed OD. Smog exempt car.

Japan diesel motor

If you're reading this then yes it's still for sale.

See a slower car?


  1. 0-60 19.8sec 1/4M 21.3
    Friend at IBM (techy-type) had one and 50+ mpg was not uncommon. Hyper-miler type.

  2. Are those BOOB tower's or shock tower's...? I like it what is the other coup the 118 Joe Isuzu that is much better look'n but this is not a bad looking rig having owned a well worn Golf Diesel there is fun in driving a slow car fast and still get 50mpg.

  3. If you just bought a new mid-engine Corvette and need a beater for your work commute, this is for you. Isuzu diesles are legendary for their long reliability.


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