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  • Datsun Sunny 1977-1981 (B310)

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    This is the last Sunny sold under the “Datsun” brand in Japan. The final rear-wheel-drive Sunny from model year 1978 to 1982 featured numerous variants, including a fastback station wagon as well as more squared-off, utilitarian models with three and five doors, a coupe, and two- and four-door sedans. They were first introduced in October 1977, going on sale on 21 November

    in Japan.

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  • Datsun Violet 1977-1981 (A10)

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    The previous generation Violet was expanded and was joined by two badge engineered versions, called the Japanese: Nissan Auster, and the Stanza for the 1978 model year. The Nissan Auster, which is named for the Latin equalivent of the Greek god notos for the south wind, was a smaller companion to the Nissan Skyline sedan at Nissan Prince Store; Stanza, which is Italian for “room” or “apartment”, was introduced as an affordable family car one level above the Nissan Sunny, sold at Nissan Japan dealerships Nissan Satio Store. The third version (Violet) was sold at dealerships in Canada and the United States it was the Datsun 510, a name which recalled the successes of the previous Datsun 510.

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  • Datsun Sunny 1973-1978 (B210)

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    Exported as the Datsun 120Y and Datsun B-210 (in North America), the third generation (1973–1978) Sunny was extremely popular as it debuted during the 1973 oil crisis. It was first shown on 1 May 1973 in Japan, as the 1.2 or the 1.4-litre Excellent. Both engines were offered in two different levels of output, from the lowest powered 68 PS (50 kW) 1.2 to the 95 PS (70 kW) Excellent GX Coupe.
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  • Datsun Violet 1973-1979 (710)

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    The Japanese: Nissan Violet, was a smaller version of the Datsun Bluebird 610, which was sold outside Japan under Nissan’s Datsun brand as the Datsun 140J/160J — except in the United States where it was marketed simply as the Datsun 710. This model was built as a two-door saloon, two-door coupé, four-door fastback, (and later as a regular four-door saloon), estate, and as a van
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  • Datsun Sunny 1966-1969 (B10)

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    The first Datsun Sunny, exported as the Datsun 1000, was launched in September 1966 with two body styles, a two-door sedan (B10) and a van/station wagon (VB10). The Sunny was an all-new product built on a dedicated platform called the “B” series that benefited from Nissan’s production of small cars since before the war and combined engineering efforts from newly acquired Aichi Manufacturing.

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