This is a point to note, as it is a common mistake to class all pre face lift models as T12s. Driven by , the Violet also won the 1980 and the 1981. In September 1971 the new, larger, 610 appeared in Japanese showrooms, but the 510 continued on sale as a lower-priced, more compact version. From here, the commercialization of the Mexican A10 lineup changed to Datsun 180J, referring the more powerful 1. Bryan's Missin' Nissan Genealogy Page. In 1959, the all new Datsun Bluebird 310 series debuted in Japan and was exported to other countries as well, a small number of which made it to the U. The Stanza was discontinued after the 1992 model year and replaced by the American-built , also Bluebird-based.
Other completely new engines followed, including the famous four-cylinder Nissan L engine in 1967, and a six-cylinder version in 1969. We here at 1A Auto have not forgotten about Datsun though. Using the U11 platform, Bluebird Estates were still sourced from Japan. Makes this rebadging effort look so half-arsed it boggles the mind. The Cedric name would eventually be dropped however for most export markets for a time and sold under the Datsun name with various series numbers, until the Datsun name was phased out in the 1980s. In the early 1930s, Datsun had built some cars that were closely patterned on Austins of the time.
In 1943, the production of cars and trucks was completely stopped. Well, in 2013, Nissan announced that after decades of being inactive, the Datsun nameplate would be revived as the brand name for a line of budget vehicles it was planning to manufacture for emerging markets such as India and Russia. In 1984, in a context of the Nissan's brand global name unification, the Datsun brand name was phased out off the world's market, in favor of the single Nissan brand name. Datsun 160J in the short-lived five-door liftback bodystyle South Africa South African-made Violets were sold as the 1600J or 1800J depending on engine fitment between 1978 and 1980. The Prince name was eventually abandoned not long thereafter, and successive Skylines and Glorias were sold under the Nissan name. This was a nicely preserved Japanese car, but I was not overly familiar with the model.
The agreement also gave Nissan the rights to use Austin patents, which it used in developing engines for its Datsun line of cars. The iconic car was named as number two on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970's by Sports Car International in 2004. It too was of an overhead valve design. The members of the Bluebird Car Club got to meet the employees who built their cars and view the firm's modern manufacturing operations first-hand. From July 1986, the T12 was assembled from parts shipped in from Japan, at.
Pistons are marked on the crown with a code number of the cylinder bore size, which must be to the front of the engine. A version of the A15 A15E was offered in Asian markets. The engine engine cylinder bore was 73. Introduced for the 1974 model year, the 710 only saw very light modifications for 1975. The mechanical equipment, parts, and materials used to build the vehicles were ordered and imported from the U.
The A10 used an old fashion road-breather instead. It used a casting similar to the A12 and same stroke, but used a 75 mm bore up from 73 mm , for an increase of 66 cc capacity. The bore was increased to 76 mm, up from 73 mm of previous A-series engines. The A10 Engine was designed for the original Datsun Sunny -- the Datsun 1000. One advantage of the early Datsun cars is that many of the parts were interchangeable — engines, transmissions, and suspension setups, for example, were all similar enough to swap with minor modifications. The 1981 model had a 2.
In most export markets the car was originally sold as the Datsun 140J or 160J depending on the engine; this name was then gradually changed to Nissan Stanza in most markets. That however, has of course changed. Both the modern day Nissan Altima and Nissan Maxima, two of Nissan's most well known and successful models, are continuations of the Bluebird line. The more luxurious Stanza was never available with the 1. Cape Town, South Africa: Scott Publications: 70. The candidates for the Miss Fairlady positions were trained in etiquette and knowledge of the car to make them more effective spokeswomen for Nissan. Building the Datsun Brand In 1936, Nissan purchased design plans and plant facilities from U.
Also in 1959, the Datsun Sports roadster, which was called the Datsun Fairlady, after the popular Broadway play of the era, My Fair Lady, in Japan, was released. It also received a minor facelift with plastic surrounds for the headlamps, while the 1800 cc models were discontinued, and the chassis code was changed to 510N. Since 1987, Nissan have now fallen behind in reliability to Toyota and Honda. The pistons were also a special design and the valve rocker system was different from the standard A12 due to the crossflow layout. In the Middle East, Nissan Stanza T12 was called the Nissan Liberta not to be confused with the , a partial replacement of the Nissan Liberta Violet T11. Also in 1966, Nissan merged with the Prince Motor Company, another Japanese automobile manufacturer which was founded in 1952. Many were from the original 73 mm 2.