• Datsun DS

The Datsun DS was a subcompact car produced the Datsun as a successor to the Datsun DA from 1950 to December 1954. The newly developed Datsun 110 in 1955 sparked off the series.

Datsun first post-war model was the Datsun DA was based on the Datsun 1121. This truck turn corresponded largely to the pre-war model 17 Datsun truck. Due to the shortage of materials, limited funding and in favor of a simple production of the Datsun DA was not derived from the Datsun 17, which was in turn was the basis for the 17 truck. The Datsun DA was therefore also a very simple and spartan produced cars in the late 1940s, Japan was back on the road to recovery and material shortages came to an end. Datsun therefore presented in 1950 before the Datsun 4146 as successor to the Datsun 1121. In essence, was the difference with a new more powerful engine. Derived from it then became the Datsun DS, basically a Datsun 4146 with a car body. The DS differed as its predecessor, the original model Datsun DA 17 by a short hood and mounted close to the front seats Windshield. The reason was due to the descent from the 17 truck in which this construction was realized in favor of longer cargo area already, while the Datsun 17 had a significantly longer bonnet and as a result a further back in the vehicle mounted windshield.

The front of the DS differed from 4146 only by a chrome grille which during 4146 and its predecessors, and the DA was painted for reasons of cost in body color. The drive took over from the 1121 and DA acquired Datsun Type 7 4-cylinder 722cc gasoline engine, but by some measures changed by the power boost to 20hp. The power transmission was performed using 3-speed gearbox. From Datsun 4146, which is also used as a van with rear-hinged suicide doors was produced, the DS differed next to the body shape by using Chromzieraten and higher quality interior. In early 1951, the production of the DS was reinstated.

The 1951 launched Datsun DS-2 now had an entirely new and independent body design. The chassis but still came from the now modernized into Datsun 5147 4146 truck. 1948 Datsun DB was started which was originally positioned as a standard model. The Datsun DS-series and the predecessor Datsun DA in turn was positioned as an inexpensive entry-level model. The increasing demands of buyers due to the increasing economic recovery Datsun brought to the DB series provide higher quality and position with introduction as the Datsun deLuxe. At the same time, the DS should no longer be considered as a pure cost model and therefore was nicknamed Thrift as a sign of repositioning. The design of the DS-2 was much more modern and remembered at the front with four vertical chrome trim on the grille and headlights positioned closely to a Willys Jeep. The more square and angular styling brought in Japan the nickname Square dandy. The drive of the vehicle with the Datsun Type 7 engine and 3-speed transmission remained the same. Changed customer requirements and competition models introduced in 1952 once again the production setting.

The DS-4 was the replacement for the DS-2. As with imported at the same time Datsun DB-4, there were no Series 3 and the only available body variant was a four-door sedan. Mechanical corresponded to the DS-4 predecessor, but using an extended chassis for the larger body. The design was very headstrong with strange angles and curves and looked like screwed together from body parts of different cars. But not only the design was unusual but also the arrangement of the doors. Front rear-hinged suicide doors were used and conventional rear-hinged at the B-pillar. In addition to a horizontal six and a chrome insert in the middle of the existing grille DS-4 is now also carried the also made of chrome lettering Datsun on the front of the bonnet. Like its predecessor, it was sold again as the Datsun Thrift and after little more than a Year of construction replaced the end of 1953 by the DS-5.

The Datsun DS-5 Thrift corresponded to the drive the previous DS-fourth During the production time only in 1954, the grille was changed which was henceforth of thirteen thin chrome rods. Introduced in the DS-5 engine was the first newly developed Datsun engine after the war. Essentially, this Datsun D-10 Although based on the Datsun Type 7 prewar, but had in addition to the increased to 860cc, a differently-scale Compression. The power increased to 25hp also as the acceleration and top speed. The DS-5 Thrift was until mid-1954, most recently, produced in parallel with the successor Datsun DS-6 Convar.

The production of the DS-6 Convar began in the first half of 1954 in parallel with the previous DS-5 Thrift. For this, the Convar differed by a redesigned body. This was now much more modern and more attractive than the DS-5 Thrift. Also the front there was now conventional front doors, the side line was more streamlined and had a total of DS-6 Convar compact and more sporty. Also, this model was only briefly produced until December 1954, then replaced by the completely new series Datsun 110.

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