Thursday, November 26, 2009

TLV-65 Datsun Bluebird 1200 DX

In September 1963, Nissan updated the Bluebird's design with a boxier styling, similar to the European designs being produced in the United States. A much more sporty model, the Bluebird SS, was launched in March 1964, with a tuned 1.2L (1200) engine.

Initially, only four-door sedans and five-door station wagons were in the range, but a two-door was added in September 1964. The two-door SS was launched in February 1965.

The base engine was enlarged to a 1.3 L unit in May 1965 and a 1.6 L SSS model was launched the same month. This began a line of famous Nissans in Japan, with the Bluebird SSS a mainstay of the range until its deletion in 2001.

To be more appropriately correct, the early Datsuns imported to the U.S. were branded as "Datsun", not Nissan. Nissan was the manufacturer, Datsun the marque.

LV-65 Datsun Bluebird 1200 DX

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