The 1964 model entered production in September 1963, and went on sale late 1963.
For 1964 the biggest change was to the dashboard, which has been completely remodelled. The new dashboard has a timber veneer facia, and features a new wide instrument binacle with a long 'bar graph' style speedometer. The timber dashboard facia consists of three seperate sections (glove box lid, radio section, and instrument binnacle) that are a cast alloy material with a chrome plated raised edge. The timber veneer, which is real timber, is bonded to these alloy sections.
The only exception to this is on the Standard model, which instead has a sort of anodised treatment to the sections that would have timber in the other models, and is grey in appearence.
By now Nissan had taken to changing the grille design on most of it's passenger car range every year. For the 1964 model the grille has also been changed and is now made from a heavy chrome plated alloy material. The grille has a large horizontal bar in the centre, with 5 thin bars above the large central bar and three wide bars below it, which each have a series of six slots.
The engines remained the same, with the 1488cc 71hp OHV 4cyl. G series engine or the 1883cc 95hp OHV 4cyl. H series engine, but were now fitted with a positive earth alternator instead of a generator and a different starter motor.
The tail lights are the same as the Mark 1 31 series but the seperate reflectors underneath them are now a rectangular shape. It continued to be available as a Standard model, a deLuxe and the Custom. The Wagon and Van versions were also available.
In June 1964 a diesel version went into production, which featured the SD20 diesel engine. A month after that, in July 1964, an automatic transmission version also became available, called the QGS31. The transmission used was a 3 speed Borg Warner unit.
The side badges say Cedric and 1900. If it is the Standard model the 1900 badge is chrome, on the deLuxe model it is gold. Custom models will have Custom instead of 1900. Wagons will say Wagon instead of 1900. At the back there is a 1900 badge on the left, and 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. All models have a small Cedric badge on the glove box lid. Standard models have a small version of the Cedric star emblem 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. If the vehicle is a 1500 Standard model there wiil be no badges indicating the engine size, the sections that would have the 1900 badge in other models are just left blank.
The 1964 model was in production until September 1964, when it was replaced with the updated Mark III version.
The Cedric deLuxe is the mid-sized model with short front doors and long back doors. It has a 4590mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 958mm long rear doors. Has the 1883cc engine. The deLuxe has stainless steel door window frames, hubcaps that cover the whole wheel, stainless steel side mouldings that have a dull finish in the middle and stainless steel roof drip channel mouldings.
The deLuxe version of the previous 30 series Cedric was a short wheel base model with deLuxe fittings.
The Custom is the long wheel base variant of the 31 series and has long front doors and long back doors. it has a 4650mm long body with 972mm long front doors and 958mm long rear doors. It has the 1883cc engine. Has stainless steel door window frames, hubcaps that cover the whole wheel, stainless steel side mouldings that have a dull finish in the middle and stainless steel roof drip channel mouldings.
The Custom model of the previous 30 series Cedric had the short front door and long back door body.
The Standard is the short wheel base model with short front doors and short rear doors. It has a basic vinyl interior and is missing many of the luxury appointments of the upper models. It has a 4490mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Has the 1488cc engine. It has painted door window frames, smaller hubcaps that only partially cover the whole wheel and 'shiny' stainless steel side mouldings.
The wagon variant has a 4690mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Has the 1883cc engine. Is an 8 seater, with a rear facing 3rd seat that folds down flat under the cargo area. Has stainless steel door window frames, hubcaps that cover the whole wheel, stainless steel side mouldings that have a dull finish in the middle and stainless steel roof drip channel mouldings. The trim and equipment levels are similar to the deLuxe sedan.
The van version has a 4690mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Has the 1883cc engine. 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 'shiny' stainless steel side mouldings. It's trim and equipment levels are similar to those of the Standard sedan.
The Cedric Special is an extra long wheel base version of the H31 series Cedric Custom. It is 145mm longer than the H31, giving it an overall length of 4795mm in length. This extra length is all in the front of the car from the windscreen forward, and is needed to accomodate the 2825cc 118hp OHV 6cyl. K series engine.
More information about this car can be found on the Cedric Special page.
Length - 4590mm
Width - 1690mm
Height - 1505mm
Wheelbase - 2630mm
Weight - 1240kg
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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