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240 Landmarks TopPassenger Cars, Part 4 > Nissan Cherry PE10
 Nissan Cherry PE10
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The Cherry was Nissan's first front-engine, front-wheel drive small passenger car. Its development focused on safety, pollution, comfort and practicality, based on a theme that referred to people-centered environmental friendliness. It featured a two-level setup with the 988 cc A10 engine mounted laterally over the transmission. The Cherry was popular due to its low weight, high performance and characteristic styling. It had a monocoque body, structured in the front and rear to absorb impact in the event of a crash. Among the measures employed to reduce environmental pollution was a carburetor equipped with a blow-by gas recirculation device and idle limiter. The Cherry disappeared in 1978 when it was replaced by the Pulsar.
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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:1970
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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 Cherry
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Model name:E10
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Company name:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1970
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Vehicle type/usage:Passenger car
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:None
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Model / Weight
Style:Sedan
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:5
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Vehicle weight:610 kg (SR)
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Body / Size
Structure:Stamped steel sheets
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Bumpers:Steel
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Step:None
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Overall length:3610 mm
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Overall width:1470 mm
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Overall height:1380 mm
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Tire size:6.00-12-4PR
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Monocoque
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Front axle:Strut balljoint type
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Rear axle:Trailing link type
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Wheelbase:2335 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1270×1235 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Rack and pinion type
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Dampers:Hydraulic double-acting cylinder (front/rear)
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Stabilizer:None
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:A10 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:DCG286-4
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Bore x stroke:73×59 mm
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Displacement:988 cc
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Ignition system:Ignition coil type
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Max. power/r.p.m.:58 ps/6000 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:8.0 kgm/4000 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:36 L
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Fetures:The A12 engine used a SU twin carburetor
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:3-speed column shifter
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Drive system:FF
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:1) "Nihon No Meisha 100 Dai", Rippu Shobou; 2) Nissan Jidosha Sabis Shuho, No. 197; 3)Annual Automotive Specifications 1971
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