ISUZU KB is tough-as-nails
Some things you just can't kill - which certainly includes the Isuzu KB bakkie. Proof of this can be found on South Africa’s West Coast in the hamlet of Vanrynsdorp, where the diesel mechanic Daniël Kotze lives with his young brood and a fleet of old Isuzus: this entails three kids and seven of the tough-asnails KB'S. The newest is a 2008 KB250, with well over 400,000km. But the prized possession is a (slightly faded) metallic blue 1979 model, which came via his grandfather and father. It joined the family in 1983 and did over half- a- million kilometres with its original engine, much of that mileage as a hard- working ' plaas' bakkie, explains Daniël.