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Nissan Bluebird (910)
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Nissan Bluebird (910). 1979–91 (prod. n/a). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, 2-door coupé. F/R, 1595, 1598, 1770, 1809, 1952 cm³ petrol, 1770 cm³ LPG, 1952 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC), 2393, 2565 cm³ (I6 OHC). Squared-off Bluebird began Nissan’s 1980s’ rise, dropping its alphanumeric model codes in many markets. Badged Datsun for export initially, with Nissan badges appearing in 1981. Long-nose model sold in US as 810, 810 Maxima, and then Maxima from 1982. Conventional, despite sharp, boxy styling. End of Japanese production 1983 for civilian models. Facelift in Australia in 1985. End of civilian model production in 1986, though a taxi version (where the trade preferred rear drive) continued in Japan till 1991.

Manufacturing locations: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan; Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan; Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Marque: Nissan | Model: Nissan Bluebird | Predecessor: Nissan Bluebird (810) | Successors: Nissan Bluebird (U11), Nissan Pintara (R31), Nissan Crew

q.v. Nissan Leopard (F30)

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