The Datsun 2124 entered production in February 1947,
replacing the rather rough Datsun 1121.
While 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
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.
Length - unknown
Width - unknown
Height - unknown
Wheelbase - 2005mm
Weight - unknown
Top speed - 80kph
Transmission - Floor
change 3 speed
Model - Type 7
Side Valve 4 Cylinder
Capacity - 722cc
Bore & Stroke 55x76mm
Power - 16hp@3600rpm
Compression - unknown
Carburettor - unknown
Final drive - unknown