The second version of the 30 Series Cedric entered production in September 1961, and went on sale as the 1962 model. The changes made were primarily cosmetic, most noticable of which was the new grille.
The new grille design has 10 thin horizontal bars, the top 6 bars are thinner than the bottom bars, and the bottom bars protrude slightly.
The new Standard model now has the same full length side strips as the other models in the range, though it continues to use the smaller hubcaps.
As with the previous Mark 1 30 series, it continued to be available as a Standard model, a deLuxe and the Custom.
All models fitted with the 1900 engine now have a 1900 badge beside the Cedric badge on the front guards, and a Nissan one at the back of the car. On the deLuxe and Custom models the 1900 badge is gold, on the Standard model it is chrome.
The side badges say Cedric and if the car had the 1900 engine it then had a 1900 beside the Cedric badge. Custom models will have Custom instead of 1900. At the back there is a Nissan badge on the right side.
A deLuxe model will have a gold deLuxe badge under the Nissan badge, the Custom will have a gold Custom badge, and the Wagon will have a gold Wagon badge. Standard models have a small version of the rear Nissan badge located in the centre of the dash, where the radio would go in the other models. A gold Cedric star emblem is located in the middle of the grille.
This model stayed in production until October 1962, when it was replaced by the 31 series Cedric.
The deLuxe is a short wheel base model fitted with luxury car appointments. It has a 4410mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Has stainless steel door window frames, hubcaps that cover the whole wheel, stainless steel side mouldings that run down the full length of the car.
In the 31 series cars the deLuxe model has longer rear doors, the same as the G30 listed below, but for these early Cedrics the deLuxe is a short wheel base model.
The Custom is a long wheel base model. Has a 4510mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 958mm long rear doors. Has stainless steel door window frames, hubcaps that cover the whole wheel, stainless steel side mouldings that run down the full length of the car.
In the 31 series Cedrics the Custom model has longer front doors as well, but in these early cars the front doors are the same length as the other Cedrics in the range.
The Standard was the base model of the range, and was fairly basic and lacked a lot of the luxury fittings of the other cars.
It has a 4410mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. It has painted door window frames and smaller hubcaps that only partially cover the whole wheel. The stainless steel side mouldings on the 1962 model travel the whole lenght of the car, whereas the 1960 model had strips that end half way along the front door.
The wagon has an 4510mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Is an 8 seater, with a rear facing 3rd seat that folds down flat under the cargo area. The wagon has chrome strips that run the full length of the vehicle. The wagon has stainless steel door window frames.
The van has an 4512mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Is basically the same as the Wagon except it is a 6 seater, it does not have the 3rd seat. Has painted door window frames, smaller hubcaps that only partially cover the whole wheel and stainless steel side mouldings that end half way along the front door.
Length - 4410mm
Width - 1680mm
Height - 1510mm
Wheelbase - 2530mm
Weight - 1180kg
Top speed - 140kph
Column change 4 speed
Model - H
OHV 4 Cylinder
Capacity - 1883cc
Bore & Stroke 85x83mm
Power - 95bhp@4800rpm
Compression - 8.5 : 1
Carburettor - Hitachi D3234A-14 dual throat downdraught
Final drive 4.62 : 1
Model - G
OHV 4 Cylinder
Capacity - 1488cc
Bore & Stroke 80x74mm
Power - 77bhp@4800rpm
Compression - 8 : 1
Carburettor - Hitachi 30/32 dual throat down draught
Final drive 5.125 : 1
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