|Predecessor||Datsun Road Star|
|Body style||2-door roadster|
|Engine||860 cc D10 I4|
|Wheelbase||2,150 mm (84.6 in)|
|Length||3,150 mm (124.0 in)|
|Width||1,360 mm (53.5 in)|
|Height||1,450 mm (57.1 in)|
|Curb weight||750 kg (1,653 lb)|
|Related||Datsun 5147 Pickup|
The Datsun DC-3 was a lightweight automobile produced by Nissan and sold under the Datsun brand in 1952. The series was a predecessor to the Fairlady sports cars, and succeeded the pre-war Road Star. It was powered by the 860 cc Nissan D10 straight-4 engine which produced 20 hp (15 kW) and could propel the DC-3 to 70 km/h (43 mph). The side badges said "DATSUN 20" (20 meaning 20PS). Leaf springs were used in the suspension, and a 3-speed manual transmission was specified. Four people could ride in the DC-3. Only 50 DC-3's were ever built; of these 30 were sold (the remaining cars were converted back into trucks). A variant of the DC-3 was the Datsun 5147 pickup.
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