Visually there is nothing to distinguish the Datsun 113 from the previous 112 model. In fact the only difference between the 112 and the new 113 is the gearbox, but this represented a major change for the vehicle.
The 112 used a 4 speed floor change gearbox that was a copy of the unit used in the Austin A40 Somerset, which Nissan was building under licence at the time. For the 113 Nissan introduced their own gearbox, which was a column change 4 speed gearbox with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and 4th speeds.
The standard sedan version.
A range of small commercial vehicles based on the Datsun 110 sedan were also produced at the same time. This range of vehicles, called the 120 series, included a pickup truck and a light van. More information about these vehicles can be found in the Datsun 120 section.
This photo of a two door version of the 112 has only recently come to our attention. It does not show up in any of our extensive sales brochure and literature collection. It's history and model code is unknown.
The Datsun W112 was the station wagon version of the Datsun 110 sedan. It was introduced at the same time as the sedan and features a two piece cargo door, with a framed glass section that opens upwards, and a lower section that folds downwards.
Length - 3860mm
Width - 1466mm
Height - 1540mm
Wheelbase - 2220mm
Weight - 880kg
Top speed - 85kph
Transmission - Column change 4 speed
Final drive - 6.43:1
Model - D-10
Side Valve 4 Cylinder
Capacity - 860cc
Bore & Stroke 60x76mm
Power - 25hp@4000rpm
Compression - 6.3:1
Carburettor - Hitachi Solex VA-26-2 26mm single throat downdraught