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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]


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Category: Nissan Vehicles

チェリー (Cherry) was Nissan's first FF layout model line. Like the Sunny, it is also a B-class/Subcompact Vehicle_size_class car but in Front-wheel-drive instead of the Sunny's RWD. For full details, see Nissan Cherry.



  • 1970-1974 #E10 Nissan Cherry/Datsun Cherry/Cherry FF/100A,120A
  • 1974-1978 #F10 Nissan Cherry/Datsun Cherry/F10/100A F-II,120A F-II

The Cherry line was succeeded by the Pulsar line. Some Pulsars were badged "Cherry" in certain markets.

Development was done by Prince engineers but brought to market by Nissan. Work on the Cherry was done in the Prince Ogikubo office (Fuji's original Nakajima Aircraft manufacturing and development base). Ogikubo also developed the Skylines (pre-R30), Laurels (pre-C31), F30 Leopard and M10 Prairie.


68 PE10 (A12)
80 PE10-K (A12 with twin carb) X-1

625-685 kg weight
13" wheels for 1972
X-1 models carried the A12T Hitachi Twin Carb engine
X-1R was a special model with 160km top speed and simplified interior
Main: X-1R


#E10 Sedan

#E10 Coupe

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E10 Van

3-door Van/Estate/Wagon added March 1972
400px-Datsun_100A_estate_Lahti.JPGWIKI go to Wikipedia 400px-Datsun_100A_estate_Lahti2.JPGWIKI go to Wikipedia

E10 Sedan

4-dr sedan
400px-1stCherry.jpgWIKI go to Wikipedia 360px-1st-Cherry_02.JPGWIKI go to Wikipedia

1973 facelift
photo.jpg 400px-Datsun_Cherry_Posterior_1972.jpgWIKI go to Wikipedia

2-dr sedan
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E10 Coupe

KE10 "100A", KPE10 "120A"
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KE10 RC model car
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See also: N10#Powertrain

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1970 1200 X-1 A12 engine (front wheel drive configuration) 80PS/79HP
400px-1970_Nissan_Cherry_1200X-1_engine.jpgWIKI go to Wikipedia 174_5c082e98bd731.jpgPost click for topic

Clutch housing visible
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where is the transmission? It's under the A-series:
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clutch housing and Release Lever
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2-dr Sedan
400px-Datsun_100A_1977.jpgWIKI go to Wikipedia

#F10 Coupe
12104.jpgAlbum click to view

#F10 Wagon
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Super for a fun-loving California girl
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* vertical slat type (used with large headlight buckets)
  220px-Datsun_100A_1977.jpgWIKI go to Wikipedia
* oval type (wide grille)
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62303-M4900 (2dr sedan + coupe + wagon)
 vertical slat type w/turn signals
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F10 Coupe

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120A FII Coupe
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F10 Wagon

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