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 Post subject: I need some help on the topic of Nissan/Datsun!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:37 am 

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Hey guys,

Just wondering, Nissan took over Datsun in 1966? And phased them out in 1986? R31 started in 1985? Is there such thing as a Datsun Skyline R31? What Skylines were labelled Datsun?

Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:21 am 
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Mark? :)

In 1967, Nissan took over Prince.

But Nissan and Datsun were always the same company, it's just that outside of Japan the Datsun name was used after the mid 60s. In 1980 or so, foreign markets went back to the Nissan name. But in japan, the brand was always called Nissan, and the Datsun name was never used officially there.

So all Skylines in Japan (after the Prince takeover anyway) were badges Nissan. But Up until 1980 or so, all foreign Skylines would be Dattos

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:05 am 
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kev is right ... also nissan sold as datsun in the u.s. mostly cuz of ww2 and that nissan made some the jap planes that so they tryed to unassociatedt hem self from that incident, thats why datsun name came up .. and i belive they both mean the same thing, something about the rising sun...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:15 am 

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i see, i was curious cause a girl said to me she has a datsun r31 skyline? never heard of it, i'm in aus btw..
anyway thanks for your replies!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:36 am 
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But, R31's were built here, and they were nissans. They were (from memory - too lazy to google) somewhere around 1985-6. We went Nissan way before that here though............

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:37 am 

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it's all to confusing :) i'll stick with toyotas lol


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:14 am 
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Dowsett wrote:
it's all to confusing :) i'll stick with toyotas lol

Yeah, that's a solid name there, but in North America... Toyota's had it's Toyota/Lexus/Scion/Daihatsu brands... the main Japanese car companies have all pulled the different brand names in North America at least.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:21 pm 

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we don't have scion over here haha, but i didn't know toyota owned daihatsu?


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FWIW, pretty sure the R31 Skyline was badged as a Datsun in South Africa.


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Moved to proper section.

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