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1966 Nissan C80 Truck
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 The Nissan C80 was introduced in 1966 to fill a gap in the Nissan truck model range, between the 2 ton capacity Nissan Caball and the 5 ton Nissan 680. 
 The Nissan C80 is a cab forward truck, with the engine mounted beneath the seats. The C80 features a full width grille that incorporates the quad headlights. Above the grille there is an outward-opening vent flap to supply fresh air to the cabin. Above that there is a large wings shaped badge with a large N in the centre and Nissan below that. The badges on the doors say 3.5ton. 
 The Nissan C80 was available with two engines, either a petrol of diesel. The petrol engine was the H30, which was a 2974cc OHV 6 cylinder engine that produced 120hp. This is the same engine that was used in the base model Nissan President limousine. The other engine was the SD33, which was a 3246cc 6 cylinder diesel that produced 98hp. 
 No significant changes were made to the Nissan C80 during it's production run, and it was sold well into the 1970s.

A sales brochure for the Nissan 580
 

1966 Nissan C80 Specifications 
Length - 6115mm   
Width - 2115mm   
Height - 2140mm   
Wheelbase - 3550mm   
Weight - 2495kg   
Top speed - 110kph 

Transmission - 4 speed Column change


Engine Specifications 
Model - H30   
Capacity - 2974cc   
Bore & Stroke 87x83mm   
Power - 120bhp@4400rpm   
Torque- 22.5kg-m@2800rpm   
Compression - 8.2 : 1   
Carburettor - Hitachi VCB-42-1 dual throat down draught 

Final Drive - unknown

 

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