NISSAN CEDRIC SPECIAL 50
SERIES Mark 1 - 1963
The 50 Series Nissan Cedric Special
went into production in February 1963. The Cedric Special is a long wheel
base version of the H31 series Cedric Custom. It is 145mm longer than the
H31, giving it an overall length of 4795mm in length. The extra length
is needed to accomodate the 2825cc 118hp OHV 6cyl. K series engine.
It has a different grille to
the 1963 31 series, featuring a large grille badge in the centre of the
grille with Cedric Special, and the Cedric Star emblem. The side badges
say Cedric and Special. At the back, on the left side there is a 2800 badge,
and on the right it says Cedric Special. It has longer gold coloured trim
pieces on the bonnet, and it also has extra stainless steel trim pieces
that goes over the wheelarches and along the sills. It has a different
front bumper bar design, with a raised-up section in the middle, above
the number plate.
It features a different upholstery
design than the H31, with a slightly more luxurious interior than the already
quite impressive Cedric Custom. The tail light design is the same as the
1963 31 series 4 cylinder cars, with round reflectors under the tail lights.