Nissan Bluebird (810)

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Nissan Bluebird/Datsun 200B (810). 1976–81 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, 2-door coupé. F/R, 1595, 1770, 1952 cm³ (I4 OHC), 2143, 2393 cm³ (I6 OHC). Bloated replacement for U series, evolving its predecessor’s styling, mixing sharp angles with a slight coke-bottle. Marketed in 1976 as a heavy-duty car in Japan, and the concept stuck. Not that successful in the home market with the second fuel crisis looming and its mixture of fours and sixes, though sold relatively well abroad. Built also in Australia (from 1978) as Datsun 200B, and exported from Japan to most countries as 160B, 180B and 200B, but called 810 in the US. Long-nose G6 versions housed straight sixes, while the sheetmetal was later used on long-nose G4s with the four-cylinder units after the mid-term facelift in 1978. Twentieth anniversary of the Bluebird nameplate 1979, with special commemorative edition. Production ceased in Japan in 1979, making it the shortest-lived Bluebird there, though continued in Australia to 1981.


Manufacturing locations: Japan; Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Marque: Nissan | Model: Nissan Bluebird | Predecessor: Nissan Bluebird U | Successor: Nissan Bluebird (910)


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