Datsun 2124 Truck

1947 2124 Model

The Datsun 2124 entered production in February 1947, replacing the rather rough Datsun 1121.  


Whilst the 2124 was far from being a world class design, it did mark a significant step in the right direction for Nissan. The 1121 was quite literally thrown together, with little thought with regards to styling, and with no attention to detail. The 2124 at least had a bit of style about it. 

Material shortages were still a problem, and as a result no chrome was used anywhere in the 2124. But by now the metal presses were all fully operational at Nissan, and the new truck at least had a few curves. The front guards are a much more rounded shape that the 1121, and are now quite nicely finished off. Along the sides of the bonnet there are now 6 squarish shaped vents. The grille is now a more complex shape, with a heavy curve and raised edges.

 Mechanically it was the same as the previous 1121 model, and used the same 722cc 4 cylinder 16hp Datsun Type 7 engine.

 Sometime during 1948 a slight change was made to the 2124. The changes made were minimal, but represented the fact that some of the post-war material shortages were easing. This version featured chrome hubcaps and a vertical chrome badge on the grille. The other change was that the bumper bar was located a couple of inches higher than the original model. This model is refered to as the Datsun 2225.

 Production ended during 1949, when it was replaced with the 3135.

Model Variations


Datsun 2124 Truck

No model variations were built, the only version available was the truck.  


Datsun 2225 Truck

The 2225 came out sometime during 1948 and was essentially the same as the 2124, except it's front bumper is slightly higher and it has some chrome bits for the first time.  

1947 Datsun 2124 Specifications

Length - unknown
Width - unknown
Height - unknown
Wheelbase - 2005mm
Weight - unknown
Top speed - 80kph
Transmission - Floor
change 3 speed

Engine Specifications

Model - Type 7
Side Valve 4 Cylinder
Capacity - 722cc
Bore & Stroke 55x79mm
Power - 16hp@3600rpm
Torque- unknown
Compression - unknown
Carburettor - unknown 
Final drive - unknown

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