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240 Landmarks TopPassenger Cars, Part 2 > Prince Skyline ALSID-1
 Prince Skyline ALSID-1
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This, the first Skyline, was launched in April 1957, and was built to have the performance of a large European or American vehicle within the dimensions of a small car. Low-slung, the car presented an image of stability, and a two-tone body color was also offered as standard in contravention of conventional wisdom. The suspension was elaborate, with a double wishbone + coil set up at the front and a De Dion axle + leaf structure at the rear. The frame achieved improved stiffness and low height thanks to its backbone tray structure. The ALS models utilized a column shifter and had a passenger capacity of 6. The deluxe ALSID-1 and standard ALSIS-1 versions were differentiated by different front grilles and side moldings.
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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:1957
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Manufacturer:Prince Motor Company
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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 Skyline (DX)
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Model name:ALSID-1
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Company name:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1957
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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:1310 kg
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Body / Size
Bumpers:Steel
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Step:None
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Overall length:4280 mm
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Overall width:1675 mm
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Overall height:1535 mm
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Tire size:6.40-14-4
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:X type
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Front axle:Wishbone type
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Rear axle:De Dion axle leaf spring type
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Wheelbase:2535 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1340×1380 mm
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Steering:Worm and roller type
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Dampers:(Front/rear) cylinder double-acting type
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Stabilizer:Front torsion bar type
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:GA30 type
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder
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Valve train:OHV
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Carburetor:Downdraft type
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Bore x stroke:75×84 mm
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Displacement:1484 cc
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Ignition system:Carburetor
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Max. power/r.p.m.:60 hp/4400 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:10.75 kgm/3200 rpm
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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 column shifter
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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) "Nihon No Meisha 100 Dai", Rippu Shobou; 3) Annual Automotive Specifications 1960
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