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 Prince Sedan AISH-2
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This was originally a sedan launched in 1952 by the Prince Motor Company. Ten members of staff took just a year to design a passenger vehicle and a truck, which resulted in the development of this sedan. The car was named the "Prince" because its release in 1952 coincided with the investiture of Crown Prince Akihito. The AISH, which was announced at the first Tokyo Motor Show in 1954, drew the attention of the then 20-year old Crown Prince (who became the Emperor of Japan in 1989), and it became his favorite vehicle. Maximum output was 45 ps, and the car featured the first synchromesh mechanism beyond second gear on a Japanese produced vehicle.
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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:1954
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Manufacturer:Fuji Seimitsu Kogyo
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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:Prince Sedan
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Model name:AISH-2
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Company name:Prince Motor Company
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Year manufactured:1954
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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:6
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Vehicle weight:1,254 kg
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Body / Size
Bumpers:Steel
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Step:None
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Overall length:4290 mm
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Overall width:1655 mm
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Overall height:1632 mm
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Tire size:5.90-15-6
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Front axle:I-type section reverse Elliott type
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Rear axle:Semifloating type
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Wheelbase:2460 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1303×1340 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Recirculating pole
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Dampers:Lever rod
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:FG4A-21 type
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder
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Valve train:OHV
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Displacement:1484 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:45 ps/4000 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:10 kgm/2000 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:40 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:4-speed
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:1) "Nissan Jidosha Shashi (1964-1973)", Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., 1975;
2) Purinsu Jidosha Kogyo Shashi
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