|1963 to 1969|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2/4-door sedan |
2-door pickup truck
|Engine||800 cc FC I4 (petrol) |
1000 cc FE I4 ( petrol)
|Transmission||4-speed manual |
|Wheelbase||2,220 mm (87.4 in)|
|Length||3,800 mm (149.6 in)|
|Width||1,425 mm (56.1 in)|
|Height||1,430 mm (56.3 in)|
|Curb weight||765 kg (1,687 lb)|
The Daihatsu Compagno is an automobile which was produced by Daihatsu in Japan from 1963 to 1970. The Compagno was designed to serve in multiple bodystyles, and was introduced prior to the acquisition of Daihatsu by Toyota in 1967.
The Compagno was available as a four-cylinder, two-door sedan, four-door sedan, two-door pickup truck, a three-door delivery van and a convertible. The first Compagno prototype was shown at the 1961 Tokyo Motor Show and had a design reminiscent of the Fiat 1800/2100. This was not a very well balanced design and the production version ended up looking quite different. The Compagno used a ladder-type chassis instead of the more modern monocoque style, with torsion bar wishbone suspension at the front and semi-elliptical leaf springs for the rear axle.
120,000 Daihatsu Compagnos were produced between 1963 and 1970, including:
- 1963–1967 Compagno 800 Van (797 cc 41 hp) three-door van model F30V
- 1963–1967 Compagno 800 (797 cc 41 PS) two-door sedan model F40
- 1965–1967 Compagno Spider 800 (797 cc) cabriolet/convertible model F40K
- 1965–1970 Compagno 1000 (958 cc 55 PS) two or four-door sedan model F40 - later models have 58 PS
- 1965–1970 Compagno 1000 Truck (958 cc 55 PS) two-door pickup truck model F31P
- 1965–1970 Compagno Spider 1000 (958 cc, 65 PS) cabriolet/convertible model F40K
Maximum speed was 110 km/h (68 mph) for the 800 cc model, 130 km/h (81 mph) to 145 km/h (90 mph) for 1000 cc models. The more powerful Spider had a fuel injected engine.
It went on sale in the United Kingdom in 1964 as the first Japanese car to be sold there.