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 Post subject: 1965 Daihatsu Compagno Spider
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:39 am 

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hi. I own a Daihatsu Spider. Link below is to my Blog gallery page. Should also be able to access the other pages from here:

http://compagno.drago.com.au/?page_id=21&galleryPage=1

As far as I can work out in Australia there aren't too many of these around. Trying to find out information about it is really difficult. I would love to here from other Daihatsu Compagno owners. The Compagno was also marketed as the Berlina in other countries.

At the moment the car is off it's wheels as I'm overhaulling the brakes and a few other things so that I can get it registered. Can't wait to get it on the road.

By the way great site. The Japanese cars have gone far too long unrecognised.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:47 am 
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I have been outdone! Absolutely excellent! I have an old sales flyer for the Compagno and a few UK reviews of the normal Berlina saloon/sedan. The general opinion seemed to be that whilst the car was a little dated, it was well put together and an interesting alternative to a Mini if you could afford to pay a bit more.

The Compagno was the first Japanese car to be sold in the UK but I don't know how many they sold. Recently found out that at least one Spider was brought to a motor show here back in the day, but unknown if they actually sold any. I also spotted a Compagno Station Wagon for sale about 2 years ago on eBay which was half way through restoration.

Good luck with this project!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:29 am 
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That's lovely! Such a shame that none of the Compagno's were sold here in any great number, rendering them unavailable to us today. Here's the Daihatsu stand from the 1966 British Motorshow...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:48 pm 

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Great picture from the Motor Show. I beleive the car was designed to enter the English car market and put some wind up MG and the like, to show them that the Japanese could produce a 'sprots car'. The Compagno was Daihatsu's first large volume export passanger vehicle.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:30 pm 
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That is just fantastic! As I'm sure you know, the Compagno is a highly revered member of the Daihatsu history in Japan and one of their earliest convertibles. Sadly, we never received it in the States. Hope to see more pics when your resto is complete! Welcome to the site!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:43 am 
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Wow! What a great car ! You can be a very happy owner.

I have some brochures of the compagno on my website (german language only, but will change soon, i hope).

See: http://www.hijet.de/compagno.135.0.html

I do also own theUK advert you mentioned: http://www.hijet.de/files/compagno-uk-ad-1965.pdf

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:59 pm 
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Really a dream car!

Could you maybe made a few pics from the engine?

@MrHijet welcome here ;)


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Bangin!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:58 am 

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Mr_Daihatsu - I'll post some pictures of the engine bay soon, little busy at the moment with the festive season fast approaching.

Got delivery of a hand book for the car today. It's actually for the wagon version, but it's essentially the same car, just mine doesn't have a roof. It's gonig to solve some wiring issues I'm having (I hope). I have switches on the dash but dodn't know what they do but this book has a great picture of the dash layout and what all the controls do. For those interested I bought it from a gentleman called Tony Booth, he is in Oxfordshire, England. His web site is http://www.tonyboothmanuals.com

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 Post subject: Daihatsu compagno spider 1969
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:13 am 

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I live in Brisbane and have a registered and running vehicle which I bought 7 years ago


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Awesome car, I was offered the utility version of it, but it was too far gone. Good to see another survive.

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 Post subject: Daihatsu Spider
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:46 pm 
Hi I have a 1968 Diahatsu Spider. See pics my profile and there is a photo on my mates speedway site.http://speedwayracingaus.com/daihatsu-spider-p5.html
It is now for sale.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:59 am 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlF7fSSrlS0

Car is almost finished. Hope the youtube link works. Going to the trimmer this week to get the new soft top made. I can't wait.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:47 am 
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wonderful car..
the campagno wagon is rare here..
the sedan is even more rare..
the spider??..
ultra ultra very rare...only saw it once on a local tv commercial add..
yours..is an awesome found my friend..

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 Post subject: Re: 1965 Daihatsu Compagno Spider
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:34 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
Can't wait to get it on the road.


And I can't wait to see pictures of it on the road. That's a great car you have there. Congratulations.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:02 am 

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hi can u please tell me roughly what you paid for the campagno spider ?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:02 am 

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hi can u please tell me roughly what you paid for the campagno spider ? 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Daihatsu compagno spider 1969
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:50 am 

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Graham wrote:
I live in Brisbane and have a registered and running vehicle which I bought 7 years ago


Hi theg105
why do you ask this question


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 Post subject: Re: 1965 Daihatsu Compagno Spider
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:26 pm 

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I own a 1968 spider (Martin's tasmanian car). would like to hear from other owners, particularly if anyone has parts available, would love to get hold of original radio for car (working or not), and carby manifold. I have a spider F40K service manual if anyone needs technical info.


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 Post subject: Re: 1965 Daihatsu Compagno Spider
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:52 am 

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Hi,

I also have a 1965 Compagno Spider, and am looking for any information about parts, etc. for it. Does anyone out there have an owner's manual or technical manual? Are they worth anything?

Will attach pics in next post.


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