For 1966 very little changed on the Gloria. The car retained all of the same panel work as the previous model, as well as most of it's chrome and stainless steel trim. The only major difference between the new S41-2 series Gloria and the old model is the grille. The basic design of the grille is pretty much the same, with a series of rectangular slots punched out of a single sheet of metal, arranged in a "brickwork" pattern. The difference on this model is that the rectangular slots are now much bigger, giving the grille a coarser appearance. In the old model there were 18 horizontal rows of rectangular slots, whilst on the new model there are only 13 rows of slots.
During the production run of this model Prince Motors merged with the Nissan Motor Company. After the merger there was a change to the badges used on the Gloria, which mostly affected the export models. In many non-Asian markets the Gloria badges were dropped and the cars were instead badged as a "Prince B200". Many of the cars now had a discrete "Nissan" badge on the back of the car as well. In the engine bay the identification tag still said Prince at the top, but at the bottom it said Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. In parts of Europe the car was marketed as the PMC-Mikado Gloria 6, though the badges never mentioned the "Mikado" name. Some wore Prince badges and some said PMC. Many of the export market sales brochures for this vehicle do not use the Prince name at all, and instead refer to the car as a PMC. Export versions of the S44P-2 Grand Gloria were badged as a Prince B250.
Mechanically the cars remain the same, with the S41-2 continuing to use the low compression version of the 1988cc OHC 6 cylinder G-7 engine, and the S44P-2 still using the 2494cc OHC 6 cylinder G-11 engine. The one thing that did change was that the 4 cylinder version was dropped from the range. There was a Gloria called the S40D-2, but it was the updated version of the 4 cylinder S40D-1 Deluxe model introduced in September 1963 at the same time as the first introduction of the standard S40S-1. The S40D-2 uses the same grille and trim as the S41D-1.
By the time production ended in March 1967 the Gloria was looking fairly dated when compared to similar cars from the era such as the Nissan Cedric 130 series and the Toyota Crown. The S41-2 Gloria was replaced by the all new A30 series Gloria, which was a thoroughly modern look in comparison. By then the Prince name was all but gone, and future models designed by the ex-Prince design team would all wear Nissan or Datsun badges. The new A30 went on sale as the Nissan Gloria. Very little effort was made to export the new car, and when it ended production the Gloria name ended up being used for the base model versions of the Nissan Cedric. The Gloria name was used until 2004.
The six cylinder Deluxe version. Side badges say "Gloria Super 6". Car has a running writing style "Prince 6" badge in the lower right corner of the grille, and on the right side of the boot lid. Has a wide side strip mounted half way up the side of the doors. Has a long shallow chrome fin that runs down the centre of the bonnet.
The standard version of the Gloria 6 cylinder. This more basic version does not have the wide strip along the middle of the doors. Side badges are located on the front guards and say "Gloria 6". Car has a running writing style "Prince 6" badge in the lower right corner of the grille, and on the right side of the boot lid. Has a long shallow chrome fin that runs down the centre of the bonnet.
Top of the line model. External trim is the same as the S41D-2, but also has stainless steel sill covers. Has a different grille, with a series of tiny rectangles. No Grille badge. Side badges are mounted towards the rear of the car and say "Grand Gloria". Interior is more luxurious and has power windows. Engine is a larger 2.5 liter version of the 2 litre 6 used in the other 6 cylinder cars.
This car has a similar trim level as the S41S-1 sedan. Side badge is mounted to the front guard and says "Gloria 6 Wagon". Does not have the long shallow chrome fin that runs down the centre of the bonnet of the above models. Has no badge in the grille, but instead has "PRINCE" in individual chrome letters on the front of the bonnet. Intended as a semi-commercial van type vehicle, it has horizontal bars inside the side rear windows to protect them from being damaged by moving cargo. It does not have the wide strip along the middle of the doors. Has smaller diameter hubcaps than the others in the Gloria range.
The Deluxe passenger version of the V43A-1 Van. Trim and equipment are similar to that of the S41D-1 sedan. Car has a running writing style "Prince 6" badge in the lower right corner of the grille, and a large "Prince" badge in the middle of the tailgate, just above the number plate recess. Has a long shallow chrome fin that runs down the centre of the bonnet. Has the wide strip running half way up the height of the doors. Side badge says "Gloria 6 Estate", and is mounted to the front guard. On the previous model the badge was mounted to the front door.
Length - 4650mm
Width - 1695mm
Height - 1480mm
Wheelbase - 2680mm
Weight - 1320kg
Top speed - 155kph
Transmission - 4 speed column change
OHC 6 Cylinder
Model - G-7
Capacity - 1988cc
Bore & Stroke 75x75mm
Power - 105hp@5200rpm
Torque - 16.3kg/m@3600rpm
Compression - 8.8 : 1
OHC 6 Cylinder
Model - G-11
Capacity - 2494cc
Bore & Stroke 84x75mm
Power - 130hp@5200rpm
Torque - 20kg/m@3200rpm
Compression - 8.8 : 1
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