The 1965 model went into production in September 1964.
By 1965 the 31 Cedric was starting to look a little dated compared to it's competition, and a final facelift was given.
The Mark III continued to use the Mark II dashboard but the Mark III has a different upholstery design and heat stamped paterns in the door trims. The engine remains the same except that it now has an alloy tappet cover instead of a pressed steel one.
The grille has been changed yet again, and now has some of the recessed areas painted matt black to attempt to give it a more modern look.
The lower section of the grille has a series of small rectangles that protrude from the grille, these are stacked 3 high and 4 across. It is available in a 4 door sedan and a 5 door wagon or Van. The tail lights now have a smaller red section, an amber section in the middle and a clear reversing light on the bottom. The steering box has been changed from a worm and roller design to a much more modern recirculating ball system.
It continued to be available as a Standard model, a deLuxe and the Custom, the Wagon and Van versions also continued to be built.
The side badges say Cedric and 1900. If it is the Standard model the 1900 badge is chrome, on the deLuxe model it is gold. Custom models will have Custom instead of 1900. Wagons will say Wagon instead of 1900. At the back there is a Cedric badge on the right side. This Cedric badge is different to the side badges and is all in capital letters. This badge is unique to the 1965 model. A deLuxe model will have a gold deLuxe badge under the rear Cedric badge, the Custom will have a gold Custom badge and the Wagon will have a gold Wagon badge. There are no 1900 badges on the back of the 1965 model cars. Nowhere on the car does it state that the car is a Nissan, all the badging says only Cedric.
The 1500 version has now been dropped from the model range, leaving only the 1883cc H series engine to power the Cedric.
All models have a small Cedric badge on the glove box lid. Standard models have a small version of the Cedric star emblem located in the centre of the dash, where the radio would go in the other models. A gold Cedric star emblem is located in the middle of the grille.
Some rather odd changes were made to the Mark III model, that are not immediately obvious. The Mark III Cedric actually has a different firewall in the engine bay than the previous models. The square hole in the firewall where the blower fan assembly for the heater attaches is significantly smaller, and the hole is now tilted at about a 10deg angle. The blower fan assembly itself is also smaller, and it too sits on an odd angle. These changes were made to give extra room in the engine bay to allow the twin carburetors from the Fairlady/Silvia models to be fitted to the Cedric. After going to all that trouble, in the end, for whatever reason, the twin carburetors were never fitted.
Production of the 31 series Cedric ended in September 1965.
The Cedric deLuxe is the mid-sized model with short front doors and long back doors. It has a 4590mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 958mm long rear doors. Has the 1883cc engine. The deLuxe has stainless steel door window frames, hubcaps that cover the whole wheel, stainless steel side mouldings that have a dull finish in the middle and stainless steel roof drip channel mouldings.
The Custom is the long wheel base variant of the 31 series and has long front doors and long back doors. it has a 4650mm long body with 972mm long front doors and 958mm long rear doors. It has the 1883cc engine. Has stainless steel door window frames, hubcaps that cover the whole wheel, stainless steel side mouldings that have a dull finish in the middle and stainless steel roof drip channel mouldings.
The Standard is the short wheel base model with short front doors and short rear doors. It has a basic vinyl interior and is missing many of the luxury appointments of the upper models. It has a 4490mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Has the 1488cc engine. It has painted door window frames, smaller hubcaps that only partially cover the whole wheel and 'shiny' stainless steel side mouldings.
The wagon variant has a 4690mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Has the 1883cc engine. Is an 8 seater, with a rear facing 3rd seat that folds down flat under the cargo area. Has stainless steel door window frames, hubcaps that cover the whole wheel, stainless steel side mouldings that have a dull finish in the middle and stainless steel roof drip channel mouldings. The trim and equipment levels are similar to the deLuxe sedan.
The van version has a 4690mm long body with 912mm long front doors and 860mm long rear doors. Has the 1883cc engine. Is basically the same as the Wagon except it is a 6 seater, it does not have the 3rd seat. Has painted door window frames, smaller hubcaps that only partially cover the whole wheel and 'shiny' stainless steel side mouldings. It's trim and equipment levels are similar to those of the Standard sedan.
The Cedric Special is an extra 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. This extra length is all in the front of the car from the windscreen forward, and is needed to accomodate the 2825cc 118hp OHV 6cyl. K series engine.
More information about this car can be found on the Cedric Special page.
Length - 4590mm
Width - 1690mm
Height - 1505mm
Wheelbase - 2630mm
Weight - 1240kg
Top speed - 140kph
Column change 4 speed
Model - H
OHV 4 Cylinder
Capacity - 1883cc
Bore & Stroke 85x83mm
Power - 95bhp@4800rpm
Compression - 8.5 : 1
Carburettor - Hitachi D3234A-14 dual throat downdraught
Final drive 4.62 : 1
Created with Mobirise HTML5 Site Maker