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Nissan Cedric


The Nissan Cedric is a large automobile produced by Nissan since 1960. It was developed to provide upscale transportation, competing with the Prince Skyline and Gloria which were later merged into the Nissan family. In later years, the Nissan Skyline was positioned as a sports sedan/coupe. whereas the Nissan Gloria was turned into a sporty version of the Cedric (with identical styling but using a different radiator grille and front rear light clusters).

In Japan, the Cedric/Gloria series was affectionately called Cedglo, and this long running series finally came to an end in October 2004, replaced by the Nissan Fuga. The Cedric name is still in use though, on the Y31 fleet vehicle, updated in 2005 and still in production. Throughout the many versions of the Cedric, it was always considered to be the prime competitor to the Toyota Crown.

The hood ornament was inspired by the diamond pattern used by Lincoln but was changed to two right angles set next to each other.

First generation 30

The Cedric replaced the Austin A50 Nissan was building under license from Austin Motor Company of England, which was called the Nissan Austin. The six-seater Cedric introduced Nissan’s first monocoque body and a wrap-around windshield. The first Cedric featured two stacked headlights on either side of a large grille (inspired by a late 1950s commuter train from Japan, the Tobu JNR 151). The taillights were the same as the Datsun Bluebird 312. and was considered a six-seater.

April 1962 saw the introduction of a station wagon–van, able to seat eight people.

Nissan Cedric

31 Series

Cedric Special 50

The Cedric Special was produced between 1963 and 1965. It was a long-wheelbase version of the H31 series Cedric Custom, lengthened 145 mm (5.7 in) to fit the 115 PS (85 kW) 2.8 litre K -Series straight-six engine (an H engine with two extra cylinders). The grille is different from the one on the 31 series; it features a badge that said Cedric Special, and the Cedric Star emblem. The side badges said Cedric and Special.

On the trunk lid (on the left side) is a 2800 badge, on the right side is a Cedric Special badge. The gold trim pieces on the hood were longer, and there was wheel arch and sill trim that was unique to the Cedric Special. The front bumper design is also different, with a raised section in the middle above the license plate. The interior was slightly more luxurious than the Custom. The only component that was identical to the Custom were the tail lights.

The Mark I Special was produced in 1963, and was replaced by the Mark II in 1964. The Mark II was mostly the same as the Mark I except for a redesigned interior, new grille design (gold star emblem and separate gold letters spelling Special), rectangular reflectors below the tail lights (replacing the round reflectors used on the Mark I). An automatic transmission, the Borg-Warner 35, became available starting with the Mark II.

The Mark II was produced in 1963 and 1964, and was replaced by the Mark III Special in 1964. The Mark III featured a new grille and tail lights from the 1965 31 Series Cedric. The Mark III Cedric Special was replaced by the Nissan President in 1965.

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