Aside from not using the name, the A110 is the direct forerunner of the modern Bluebird line. In the United States, the Bluebird was eventually sold as the. Two-door , four-door sedan, and four-door variants were available. These 510 Datsuns were equipped with L16 engines. Series 2 saw the addition of a driver's airbag, revised grille styling, and a seat belt warning light. Although the U11 sedans were replaced for the 1988 model year, the station wagon continued to be built until 1990.
This Bluebird was the first to be assembled in Nissan New Zealand's own brand-new assembly plant at Wiri, South Auckland. This car was built at various international plants and was marketed under different names as local conditions required. The forums are general a place where car specific enthusiasts gather to show off their ride, post pictures, discuss and post other content. Launched in October 1967, body styles included a two-door sedan 1968 , four-door sedan, five-door station wagon and two-door coupé November 1968. Also in Japan, the 610 was initially sold alongside the 510 but eventually replaced the 510. The wheelbase of the B110 is 20mm longer.
As before, this received a longer wheelbase and nose, while retaining the rear end of the regular Bluebird range. The hardtop and the option of a 1. This facelift was penned by , a former designer — years later he would style the 2006. Subsequent models included the 211 October 1958 which featured cosmetic changes, including twin taillights, a larger rear window, and chrome trim that extended to the rear fender. The greatest numbers of the cars seem to be in the West Coast region. This model was sold as the Nissan Pintara in Australia, replacing a larger Skyline-based model, from 1989 to 1993. You can also check out the 10 most recent used parts listed for sale on our site below.
The 510 range became famous for Nissan's rallying successes outside Japan and paved the way for greater Nissan sales internationally. Counterintuitively, the turbodiesel had better gas mileage in standardized test cycles, presumably due to it being less stressed — as long as one did not take full advantage of its better performance. Previous series used body-on-frame construction. . The factory also made two versions of the two-door coupé. The 410 was built from 1964 to 1967. The model was also sold in New Zealand and was one of the first Japanese models available there, beginning in May 1962.
The 510-series Bluebirds differed widely depending on the market. Others insist it was a copy, but not an authorized one. There was also a K110 listed, a two-door version. As the Bluebirds traditional cross-town rival, the Toyota Corona split into a new model called the , the Violet appeared just under three years after the Carina did. This in turn led to the locally built Datsuns, and later Nissans, being re-engineered to better suit Australian conditions, with many components being sourced locally a tradition that would continue right up until 1992, when Nissan ceased local manufacture.
The American Altima developed into a completely separate line of cars, with new L-series chassis codes. From the beginning, however, North American customers received the larger 1. Datsun Bluebird 411 Initially, only a four-door sedan and five-door station wagon were in the range, but a two-door was added in September 1964. Avid collectors can be found around the world with significant numbers in the U. This paper is supposed to have provided detailed explanations and illustrations of many of the mechanical components of the Austin Seven. The range was available with 1. Archived from on 23 August 2014.
For export markets, mainly the United States and Australia, there was also a bigger engined version available. Nissan responded to this change by producing a larger engine, and gave the more powerful car a new name, the Type 12. Projected production for 1992 was 15,000 cars per month, 13,000 of which were intended for the Japanese domestic market. The coupe was discontinued in Australia in 1979. Check out our page for links to the best online 510 Wagon web properties. In October 1979, the 200B was revised with a new , bumpers, seats, trim, and dashboard. The cars were used in numerous motorsport rallies by Ewold van Bergen from Pretoria, South Africa, who was a test engineer for Nissan Japan.
The four-door sedans, a two-door hardtop coupé, and a five-door station wagon were available. It did however retain the same engine range, the same MacPherson strut suspension and the same 99-inch 2,500 mm wheelbase as the 810. Nissan-Datsun New Zealand had the four-door manual sedans assembled locally from 1968, replacing two generations of Bluebirds the name continued on 1600s sold in Japan with the new 1600 export badge. The Type 7 engine was retained, by with a higher compression ratio, increased from 5. By February 1961, a 1. Some websites have pointed to this as evidence supporting the hypothesis that the Datsun was not a copy of the Austin.
The Datsun 510 is a historical automobile that is collectible today by both racing rally and classic car enthusiasts. But in its home market of Japan — also the only market it was sold new in — the Bluebird was targeted more at buyers who favoured the formality of larger Japanese sedans. These issues prompted an exhaustive correction programme to be undertaken by the parent company in Japan, and thankfully later models were somewhat improved. Thank you for visiting the site and please with any questions. The P310 was powered by the 1. This generation of Bluebird became one of the first Japanese cars to be sold in significant numbers in Europe, after Finland fully opened its doors to automobile imports in mid-1962.
The earlier 110 and 112 had been using the four-speed, floor-mounted transmission from the then built under license by Nissan , but the new 113 received a column-shifted four-speed unit which narrowly allowed seating for three in front. Series 1 ran from 1993 until 1995 while Series 2 ran from 1995 to 1997. The engines used in the Japanese models ranged greatly in capacity and type. Whether four or six-cylinder models, all 610's were equipped with Nissan's inline engines. Its engine was based on an Austin design, as Nissan had been building the under licence in the 1950s. Around the same time, the 810 received an exterior refresh.