This is a page of information about cars made by the various companies that came together to form the Nissan Motor Company in 1933
Lila cars were built by the Jitsuyo Jidosha Seizo company in Osaka. The JC model was powered by an air cooled 850cc 10hp 4cyl engine.
This is a four door version of the car above.
LILA LIGHT TRUCK
Lila built this little truck in 1923. It too was powered by an air cooled 850cc 10hp 4cyl engine.
This was a roadster version of the Lila JC. It used the JC's chassis and 850cc 10hp 4cyl engine.
GORHAM SANRINSHA 3 WHEELER
The Gorham was designed by an American aircraft designer living in Japan, William R. Gorham. After a lack of success trying to build aircraft in Japan he designed this three wheeler. It was built by the Jitsuyo Jidosha Seizo company. It had a 880cc 7.2hp 2cyl engine. The prototype was built in 1918, production began in 1920.
GORHAM 4 WHEELER
The second Gorham was a four wheeler. It was built in 1922 and 1923. It continued to use the 880cc 7.2hp 2cyl engine used in the three wheeler. It's features included a rigid front axle, tiller steering and brakes on the rear wheels only. The car's name was later changed to Lila.
DAT was formed in 1912 by Mr. Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi, who named their creation after their initials. they were built by the Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works, which changed it's name in 1925 to DAT Automobile Works Ltd. The DAT 41 had a 2300cc 20hp 4cyl engine.
DAT's primary buisness was trucks. Pictured left is a 1920 truck chassis. In 1926 , after merging with Lila, DAT stopped car production, making only trucks until car production began again in 1931. Lila cars were still available during this period.
DATSON TYPE 10
In 1931 the cars were sold for a short time as Datson, later that year the name was changed to Datsun. The Datson Type 10 was powered by a 495cc 10hp 4cyl engine.
DATSON TYPE 11
The Datson Type 11 was powered by a 495cc 10hp 4cyl engine.
The fearsome Datsun "leaping bunny".
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