The two-ton Mazda Titan was introduced in 1971 as a replacement for Mazda’s venerable E200. Mazda’s Titan is still being produced today going on to its sixth generation. The original version came with either a 2.5-liter, 2.7-liter diesel or a 2-liter gas engine.
A heavier duty three-ton version of the first generation Titan was provided to the Australian market, known as the Ford Trader.
This 1986 model is a second generation model that had a 2.0, 2.5 and 3-liter four cylinder engine option. A six-cylinder ZB diesel engine was available as well. The dual range or Two Way Shift 10-speed transmission was the only transmission offered.
A bus version of the Mazda Titan was offered during its second generation. In other markets, various versions of the Mazda Titan became box trucks, fixed pickup or flatbed trucks and wreckers – among others.
The Mazda Titan was popular overseas and, over several generations, various partnerships for production were created. These included Isuzu and Kia. There was even a licensed production version built in India by
This slightly well-used example has 84,031 kilometers (52,214 miles) on the ticker and is offered by Duncan Imports and Classic Cars for $7,999.
Speaking of unique diesels…