earlydatsun.com

The complete guide to pre-1968 Datsun cars and commercial vehicles

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Welcome to earlydatsun.com , the most comprehensive guide to classic era Datsun, Nissan, Prince and Tama vehicles ever written. Hundreds of hours of work, countless years of research, combined with the knowledge gathered through a lifetime of devotion to these wonderful vehicles has ensured that this is the most accurate and thorough guide to these cars you will ever see.

From 1930 through until 1968, this guide covers every vehicle Nissan made during that time. Sedans, wagons, coupes, vans, trucks, sports cars, pickups and buses. Every model, and every variation of each model is represented here. In all, over four hundred different vehicles are shown and described.
With over a hundred and seventy pages, over one thousand five hundred photos, and well over a quarter of a million words, the new updated earlydatsun.com is now, more than ever, the complete guide to Classic Datsuns.

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Pre-War Cars

Passenger Cars 1932-1938

Explore the various Datsun small car models starting the first Datson 10 model of 1930 through until civilian production ceased at the start of the Second World War, plus the larger Nissan models that continued on  for military use.

Post-War Cars

Passenger Cars 1945-1954

Explore the range of Datsun passenger cars built following the end of the Second World War through until 1954.

Late 1950s Cars

Austin influenced engineering 1955 to 1959

Explore the cars that preceded Bluebird line that were built following the technological agreement between Nissan and Austin, plus the Austin models built under licence.

1960s Small  Cars

Classic era cars from 1960 to 1968

Explore the range of small passenger cars in the Datsun range built between 1955 to 1968. In this section you will find sedans and wagons from the Bluebird model line, the 110 and 210 series that came before it, and the Sunny model line.

Large Cars

Classic era cars from 1955 to 1968

Explore the range of large sized passenger cars in the Nissan and Datsun range built between the introduction of the first large post-war car in 1960 through until the end of the classic era in 1968.

Luxury Cars

Limosine, luxury and state vehicles

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Sports Cars

Coupes and sports cars 1952 to 1968

Explore the range of Nissan and Datsun performance models from the introduction of the first Japanese sports car in 1952 through to the Fairlady 2000 of 1968.

Pre-1950 Pickups

Commercial vehicles from 1934 to 1949

Explore the range of Nissan and Datsun pickups, trucks and vans that includes the

Mid-century Pickups

Small commercial vehicles from 1950 to 1959

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1960s Small Trucks

Commercial vehicles from 1955 to 1968

Explore the range of smaller Datsun pickups and vans including the small sedan based pickups and the cab-forward Cablight range

Large Pickup Trucks

Full sized pickups and four wheel drives

Explore the range of larger sized Nissan Junior pickups and the Nissan Patrol series of off-road four wheel drives.

Cab-Forward Trucks

Commercial vehicles from 1957 to 1968

Explore Nissan's range of cab-forward and semi cab-forward commercial vehicles including the Caball and Cablight range of trucks and vans

Large Trucks

Full sized trucks from 1937 to 1968

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Specials

Race cars, prototypes and show cars

Explore Nissan's purpose built race cars from pre-war oval track specials through to the multiple Japanese Grand Prix winners from the 1960s.

Prince Motor Co.

Passenger cars from 1947 to 1956

Explore the range of passenger cars builtby the Prince Motor Co. before the introduction of the Skyline, including the early Tama Electric cars and the AISH range of executive cars.

Prince Skyline

Passenger cars from 1957 to 1968

Explore the range of four cylinder Skyline and Laurel small cars built by the Prince Motor Co.

Prince Gloria

Large passenger cars from 1959 to 1968

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Prince Performance

Prototype, performance and race cars

Explore the performance cars, race cars and prototype show cars manufactured by the Prince Motor Co.
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Prince Small Trucks

Small commercial vehicles from 1947 to 1968

Explore the range of smaller pickup trucks, vans and commercial vehicles manufactured by the Prince Motor Co.
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Prince Trucks

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Explore the range of larger cab-forward trucks, vans and commercial vehicles manufactured by the Prince Motor Co.
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