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Datsun Roadster/Road Star/Coupe
Datsun 15 Roadstar
Manufacturer Datsun
Production 1932-1941
Successor Datsun DC-3
Class Sports car
Body style(s) 2-door roadster
2-door coupe
Layout FR layout
Roadster
Production 1932-1934
Engine(s) 495 cc I4
Road Star/Coupe
Production 1935-1941
Engine(s) 722 cc I4

The Datsun Roadster was a light weight automobile produced by Datsun in the 1930s. The series was a predecessor to the Fairlady sports cars, and was an example of the earliest passenger cars produced in Japan.

Roadster

The first car to bear the Datsun name was the 1932 Type 11 Roadster. It was powered by a 495 cc straight-4 10 hp (7.5 kW) engine. The 1931 Type 11 had the same engine and was called a "Datson".

Road Star

The Roadster was replaced for 1935 by the Road Star. It used a 14 hp (10.4 kW) 722 cc engine, and a Coupe model was also available. The engine's output was pushed to 16 hp (12 kW) for 1937. Production ended with Japan's entry into World War II in 1941.

References

Datum Roadster parts available at www.datsunparts.com

Datum Roadster parts available at www.datsunparts.com

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