Datsun by Numbers



I get a lot of questions about numbers… engines, numbers imported, numbers sold, car codes, etc, etc.

This is a page in progress, it is by no means complete, nor will all missing information be available at a later date. The likely truth is that some of this info no longer exists.

I hate duplication of info, so I will refer to sources off this site if someone else has done better research than me or already has info up and running.

So here goes nothing…


Engines



A very comprehensive list of engines manufactured by Nissan, and by Prince, is available on the Early Datsun Pages. Horsepower, engine code, CC's, Cylinders, fuel delivery, and what cars and trucks they came in are all listed. Get to it by clicking HERE

Models



A somewhat comprehensive list of Nissan/Datsun models can be found by clicking on the Name that Dat link to the left. If you find an error or an omission, let me know. Individual model guides will be available for most models soon.



For official Nissan Datsun Model Guides with pictures, numbers sold in the US, and model details go to www.Datsuns.com

Serial Numbers



Lets really not crack that can of worms… if I have that info it will be listed, if not, don't ask please.

All Serial numbers are the first car of a new model year, I question the accuracy of some of these numbers, but unless you have a rock solid source you're willing to pass on(aka: Nissan) don't write to me to quibble about them.
1967 pl411 sedan pl411-030000
pl411 wagon pl411-810000
RL411 SSS RL411-000001
RL411 wagon RL411-800001

1967 1600 Roadster SPL311-01280
1968 PL510 4 dr PL510-000011 (1-10 may have existed, but were not sold to the public)

1969 pl510 2 Dr PL510-016385
pl510 4 dr PL510-009001
pl510 wagon pl510-805001

1969 1600 Roadster SPL311-18001
1969 2000 Roadster SRL311-01400

1970 PL510 pl510-095010
PL510 wagon PL510-842001
1970 SPL1600 SPL1600-27001
2000 SRL2000-07500
1970 240Z HLS30-0001

1971 PL510 2dr PL510-154707
4dr PL510-154943
wagon pl510-869270
1971 240Z HLS30-03013

1972 PL510 2dr pl510-295003
4dr pl510-295579
wagon pl510-927564
1972 240z HLS30-46001

1973 pl510 2dr pl510-423000
1973 240z HLS30-120107
1973 610 sedan PL610-000001
610 wagon pl610-80001

1974 610 sedan PL610-015434
610 hardtop pl610-015201
610 wagon pl610-801501
1974 260z RLS30-000001

Import Numbers



This list is only for imports to the US and Canada.

1960- 1,169 cars.
1961- 1,241 cars

Sales Figures



For the United States only. Note that sales figures differ from Import numbers in that not all vehicles imported were sold the same model year. Cars and trucks are combined unless otherwise stated.

1958- 52
1959- 1290 incl 159 trucks(10 plg220's)
1960- 2270 incl 346 trucks
1961- 1496 incl 279 trucks
1962- 2629 incl 817 trucks
1963- 4707 incl 1983 trucks
1964- 10,315 incl 3524 trucks
1965- 23,715 incl 5,514 trucks
1966- 30,157 incl 8431 trucks
1967- 45,497 incl 12589 trucks
1968- 57,931 incl 17,712 trucks
1969- 88, 399 incl 29,830 trucks
1970- 150,859 incl 50318 trucks
1971- 250,569 incl 66051 trucks
1972- 255,769 incl 71582 trucks
1973- 315,189 incl 86074 trucks
1974- 243,150 incl 58650 trucks
1975- 318,647 incl 69500 trucks
1976- 345,761 incl 79311 trucks
1977- 483,134 incl 98402 trucks
1978- 431,412 incl 93479 trucks
1979- 573,734 incl 103,328 trucks
1980- 628,142 incl 111,246 trucks
1981-584,490 incl 119,684 trucks
1982-578,173 including 107,927 trucks
1983-659,257 incl 137,355 trucks
1984- 689,022 incl 203724 trucks


Production numbers



Production numbers are very hard to come by and often don't allow for vehicles produced outside of Japan or under license. Here's what info I have…

Numbers are for cars only.
1961-76,667
1962-89,003
1963-118,558
1964-168,674
1965-216,858
1966-253,046
1967-352,045
1968-571,614
1969-697,691
1970-899,008
1971-1,101,506
1972-1,352,251
1973-1,487,360
1974-1,255,669
1975-1,532,731
1976-1,610,319
1977-
1978
1979
1980
1981-1,864,251
1982-1,815,792
1983-1,858,782
1984-1,846,407
1985-
1986-
1987-1,803,924
1988-
1989-