Datsun DC-3

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Datsun Sports DC-3
Datsun Sports DC3 001.JPG
Manufacturer Nissan
  • 1952
  • 50 produced
Assembly Yokohama Plant, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Japan
Designer Yuichi Ōta
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door roadster
Layout FR layout
Related Datsun 5147 Pickup
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)
Predecessor Datsun Road Star
Successor Datsun S211

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 read "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.