Friday, 30 October 2015

1975, Cars: Nissan Silvia / Datsun 180SX /Datsun 200SX (S10)

In 1975 Japanese car manufacturer Nissan introduced the new Nissan Silvia S10 in Japan. The car was introduced as the Datsun 180SX in some European countries and as the Datsun 200SX in North America. The S10 appeared 7 years after the demise of the first Silvia CSP311. The Silvia S10 was based on the Nissan/Datsun Sunny B210 coupé (Datsun 120Y in Europe). The rear-wheel-drive, sporty car, was intended as a competitor to the Toyota Celica and the Mazda 818 coupé.
Predecessor: Nissan Silvia (CSP311) aka Datsun 1600 Coupe (1965-1968)
The Silvia S10 wasbased on the Nissan/Datsun 120Y coupé
Nissan Silvia S S10 (Japan)
Nissan Silvia LS S10 (Japan)
In Japan and some countries the car was fitted with a 1.8 L L4 engine from the Datsun 610/Bluebird 180B. In the USA the car was badged as the Datsun 200SX and fitted with a larger 2.0 L L20B engine. In Japan the Silvia was available in L, S and LS specification.

Datsun 200SX (USA)
145,000 S10 Silvia's were built (1975 - 1979). The Silvia S10 was replaced by the Silvia S110 in 1979.
Successor: Nissan/Datsun Silvia s110
Brochure Datsun Range, 1977 (USA)

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