Classic Car Catalogue

Daihatsu 1970

Fellow (L37) – discontinued in April    
Fellow (L38) – new model in April    
Compagno – discontinued in January    
Hijet (S37)      




L37 wb: 2 cyl. 2 stroke
356 cm³
26 PS
2 cyl. 2 stroke
356 cm³
32 PS
Sedan 2-dr 1990 mm S/SX/SDX/Custom SS – discontinued in April
Van (Kombi) 1940 mm S/SDX - – discontinued in April
Pick-up 1940 mm S/SDX - – discontinued in April



Fellow SS


L38 wb: 2 cyl. 2 stroke
356 cm³
33 PS (SAE)
2 cyl. 2 stroke
356 cm³
40 PS (SAE)
Sedan 2-dr 2090 mm SS      
Van (Kombi)   -      


The all new front-wheel drive L38 Daihatsu Fellow Max was introduced in April to replace the rear-wheel drive Fellow. Originally only available as a two-door sedan and three-door van (L38V). The engine is a 360 cc two-cylinder two-stroke ("ZM4"), offering 33 PS. Dimensions are 2,995 x 1,295 mm as dictated by the Kei car regulations, although the wheelbase is stretched by 100 mm to 2,090 mm.
In July the SS version appeared, featuring a twin-carb, 40 PS (SAE) version of the ZM engine (ZM5) - a specific output of over 112 PS per litre. Top speed was 120 km/h, compared to 115 km/h (75 and 71 mph) for the lesser versions.
The 440 kg Fellow Buggy is actually not a "real" Fellow, as it is built on a Hijet chassis, with fibre-reinforced plastic bodywork. The Buggy also uses the Hijet's lower powered 26 PS engine, providing a top speed of 95 km/h (59 mph).

Fellow Max Custom

Fellow Max Personal and Custom

Fellow Max Deluxe



wb: 2160 mm 4-cyl. ohv
958 cm³
58 PS (SAE)
Sedan 2-dr