All Datsun models were small, four-cylinder vehicles with a very European line.


In 1937 they included American technology in their production by acquiring the machinery and dies from the Detroit Graham Paige Co. allowing them to build larger, 6-cylinder models.

After World War II, in 1952, Nissan signs a cooperation agreement with British manufacturer Austin and manufactures under licence the A40 Somerset and A50 Cambridge models for the Japanese market.

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    These vehicles constituted the bulk of Nissan’s production at the time and served as a platform for the manufacture of the Datsun models, which in 1958 participated for the first time in an exhibition outside Japan. This event was the first step in flooding the American and European markets.

    As a result, for 50 years, from 1933 to 1983, most Nissan passenger vehicles wore the emblem of its Datsun brand.

    Friki Collector, if you can’t find your Datsun model, check out Greenlight Datsun.

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