Mitsubishi Minica Skipper


Produced from 1971 to 1974

The 1970s marked the era of specialty kei cars. Honda’s Z took the lead with its release, followed by unique coupe models from various manufacturers.

Mitsubishi introduced the Minica Skipper, based on the Minica 70, a cute fastback coupe into the market.

The overall silhouette resembles the successful Galant GTO. It adopted a fastback design with a cut-off tail, boldly truncated at the rear.

Furthermore, to ensure rear visibility, smoked windows were incorporated between the glass hatch and the rear combination lamps, adding an accent to the rear view.

Additionally, features such as dual headlights with built-in fog lights and ventilation louvers on the rear quarter pillars were all reminiscent of a scaled-down version of the Galant GTO.

In line with the era of personalization, the Skipper offered three optional parts series. The “Hot Hip Version” included sports visors, air spoilers, and see-through louvers, the “Sports Version” offered bonnet meters, nose fins, heel & toe pedals, and the “Make-up Version” included overhead consoles, bonnet screens, and Skipper shirts!!

The top-grade GT came equipped with bullet-shaped mirrors and a center roof antenna. The interior boasted a sporty yet luxurious mood with wood grain panels and a triple meter cluster.

Under the hood, the engine was the 2G10 type, a 2-stroke water-cooled 2-cylinder inherited from the Minica 70 GSS. With a high compression ratio of 10.0 and twin Mikuni Solex SU type carburetors, it generated an impressive output of 38ps/7000rpm and a maximum torque of 3.9kgm/6500rpm, remarkable specs for a 359cc mass-produced engine. The Minica Skipper, born from the GTO frenzy, embodied a spirited coupe.

Trim Levels/Versions

YearModel NameFuelBodyWheelDrivePr.FromtoSpeedQOD
YearModel NameFuelBodyWheelDrivePr.FromtoSpeedQOD
1971 Mitsubishi Minica Skipper L Petrol CoupéUNK - 1
1971 Mitsubishi Minica Skipper GT Petrol CoupéUNK 120 km/h 1


» Petrol Engines
Id.Engine359 cc359 cc
Kind of EngineNaturally aspiratedNaturally aspirated
Identificative engine2g10 2g10
Cylinders ConfigurationStraight/Inline EngineStraight/Inline Engine
Displacement359 cc359 cc
Cylinders number2 2
Electric engine - kind
Battery kind
Peak Power (hp)
Peak Power (kW)
Battery power
Operating Voltage
Battery: Operating Temperature
Battery: System Voltage
Battery: Cell Configuration
Battery: 0-80% Charge time
Torque37 N-m38 N-m
Torque @ r.p.m. 6000 rpm 6500 rpm
Cylinders angle
Maximum Power (HP)33.5 hp37 hp
Power (PS)34 ps37.5 ps
Power kW25 kW27.6 kW
Power @ rounds per minute6500 rpm7000 rpm
Valve TrainTwo strokeTwo stroke
Compression Ratio8.5:1 10:1
Engine block material
Cylinder head material
Fuel System1 solex carburettor
Engine Data accuracy
Minica Skipper L
Minica Skipper GT

Car body variants

Body styleCoupéCoupé
Wheelbase2000 mm2000 mm
Lenght2995 mm2995 mm
Width1295 mm1295 mm
Height1272 mm1275 mm
Curb Weight
Wheel Drive
Engine LocationFrontFront
Seating capacity (number)
Track Tread (front)1120 mm1125 mm
Track Tread (rear)1080 mm1080 mm
Luggage capacity (min)
Luggage capacity (max)
Weight distribution (FRONT)
Engine AlignmentLongitudinalLongitudinal
Drag Coefficient
Minica Skipper GT
Minica Skipper L

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