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 Datsun 120 Truck
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Nissan had been refining its Maru-D Plan since 1949 with the aim of producing a newly designed Datsun vehicle, but progress on the plan accelerated with the acquisition of the technologies that were used for the domestic production of Austin vehicles, and in 1955 the 110 sedan and the 120 truck were announced. The truck was seen as the heart of the Maru-D Plan, and successive model changes were carried out thereafter. As soon as the vehicles went on sale, orders came pouring in, and the company devised a system for increasing production in which the sedan was made at its Yoshiwara Plant, while the truck was produced at its Yokohama Plant. The sedan later received the Mainichi Industrial Design Award. In 1956, Nissan announced the new Datsun 113 sedan and Datsun 123 truck, both of which featured a remote control unit that the company had researched and prepared to adopt.
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Storage location:NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PLANNING DEPT. (560-2, Okatsukoku, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken 243-0126)
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Year manufactured:1955
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Manufacturer:Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Other
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Datsun Truck
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Model name:Model 120
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Company name:Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1955
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Vehicle type/usage:Truck
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:None
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Model / Weight
Style:Cab-over type
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:865 kg
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Body / Size
Bumpers:Steel
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Step:None
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Overall length:3742 mm
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Overall width:1466 mm
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Overall height:1555 mm
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Tire size:5.50-15 6 ply
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:All welded box type section ladder type
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Front axle:I -shaped section reverse Elliot type
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Rear axle:Semifloating type
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Wheelbase:2220 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1186×1180 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Worm and roller type
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Dampers:Cylinder type
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Stabilizer:None
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:D-10 type
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder
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Valve train:SV
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Carburetor:Solex VA-26-2 type
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Bore x stroke:60×76 mm
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Displacement:860 cc
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Ignition system:Battery coil type
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Max. power/r.p.m.:25 ps/4000 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:5.1 kgm/2400 rpm
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:26.5 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:4-speed
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:1) "Nissan Jidosha 30 Nenshi" issued by Nissan Motors Corporation in 1965, 2) "Datsun no 50 Nen" (additional volume CG) issued by Nigensha in 1983, 3) Domestic automobile specification table, 1555-56
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