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240 Landmarks TopPassenger Cars, Part 1 > Nissan Model 70
 Nissan Model 70
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Production of the Model 70 began in 1937 after Nissan took advantage of financial difficulties at the American company Graham-Paige to purchase everything necessary to build that company's mainstay cars and trucks in Japan, from the production drawings to the manufacturing tooling. Standard and deluxe sedans were built, priced at 4000 and 4500 yen, respectively. The standard version had the beauty of a passenger vehicle while being designed with spacious seats to satisfy a wide variety of business uses. The rear of the car featured 2 auxiliary seats in addition to a conventional rear seat that could fit 3 people comfortably, meaning that the Model 70 could accommodate either 5 or 7 passengers. The seats were manufactured with high-class hair locks and special materials to make the cushions soft, and the upholstery was created using 2 materials, an entirely Japanese woolen cloth and a teremp cloth. The front windshield used safety glass and an open/close type ventilator for improved air circulation. The body of the car had an all-steel construction.
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Storage location:NISSAN ZAMA MEMORIAL WAREHOUSE (2-5000, Hironodai, Zama-shi, Kanagawa-ken 228-0012)
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Year manufactured:1938
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Manufacturer:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Nissan Passenger Car
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Model name:Model 70
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Company name:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1938
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Designed by:Graham-Paige Corporation
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Vehicle type/usage:Passenger car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Zama
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Model / Weight
Style:Sedan
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Number of doors:4
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Passenger capacity:5 or 7
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Vehicle weight:1,410 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:All steel
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Bumpers:Steel
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Step:Provided
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Overall length:4750 mm
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Overall width:1720 mm
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Overall height:1750 mm
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Tire size:6.00-16-4P
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Steel sheet stamped ladder type
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Front axle:Reverse Elliott type I-type beam
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Rear axle:Full floating type
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Wheelbase:2794 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1419×1441 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Worm and sector type
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Stabilizer:None
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:A type
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 6-cylinder
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Valve train:SV
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Bore x stroke:82.5×114.3 mm
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Displacement:3670 cc
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Ignition system:Battery ignition type
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Max. power/r.p.m.:85 ps/3400 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:23 kgm/1200 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:3-speed
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:1) "Nissan Jidosha 30 Nenshi", Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., 1965;
2) "Fifty Years of Datsun" (Separate volume of CG), Nigensha, 1983
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