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Datsun Diecast Models (Total Items: 13)

Datsun Models

Datsun's roots go back in as much as 1911 when Masujiro Hashimoto created Kwaishinsha Motors with the aspires to establishing the very first Japanese regular car or truck production. The DAT model 31 was presented in 1914 which was named following the surnames on the company's partners, Children's play room, Aoyama and Takeuchi.

The business changed its name to DAT Motor Corporation in 1925 and started making trucks as well as the passenger cars and trucks they've manufactured. The 1st DAT trucks ended up built for the military market but as a result of lower demands from the 1920's, DAT considered merging with other automobile companies like the Jitsuyo Jidosha Co. and later became DAT Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in 1932. They began selling complete size vehicles towards Japanese market till the issuance of a government ordinance that allowed 500cc autos for being driven devoid of a permit. The firm then produced 495cc autos named "Datson" (meaning son of DAT), a new line of little automobiles which had been later renamed "Datsun" through the Tobato Imono Co. Since "Datson" was close to a Japanese word which meant "to lose money" it absolutely was changed to Dat - "sun" and utilized the rising sun motif for its emblems and to safeguard it from bad luck. Tobato Imono Co. afterwards sold the factory in Osaka and merged with Nihon Sangyo Co. and rebuilt its operations in Osaka below the name Jidosha Seizo and was then after renamed Nissan Motor Co. in 1934.

In its early years, Nissan created replacement elements for Ford and Common Motors who were definitely at the verge of being expelled from Japan through the new federal government. A year after, Nissan came up with a complete line of vehicles in the market from trucks, buses, sedans to roadsters, phaetons and coupes. The Graham Paige designs had been introduced in 1936 towards the Nissan brand, which led towards closure of Ford and GM operations in Japan.

The former Datsun company also became involved in the Japanese war. The autos have been afterwards presented for the US marketplace immediately after several tests. The initial Datsuns were sold in California.


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