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1962 Nissan Junior Caball C141
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The C141 Nissan Caball went into production in 1962. All the previous Caball trucks were refered to as the Nissan Junior Caball, stemming from the fact that the Caball was based on the chassis and mechanicals of the Nissan Junior pickup, but from 1962 onwards the Junior name is no longer associated with the Caball. The previous models never had a badge on them that said Junior, it was only in Nissan's sales brochures and internal literature that the Junior name was used.
 When the first C141 Caball was released in 1962 it's body was exactly the same as the previous C140 model. The main difference between the C140 and the C141 was that the C140 used the 1488cc 77hp G series engine, but for the new C141 model the G engine was still available, but the main engine used was the 1883cc 92hp H series engine. The 1962 C141 can be differentiated from the C140 by the new 1900 badge that is located under the Caball badge.
In 1963 a significant and major change was made to the C141 Caball. The 1963 model got a completely new nose section, replacing everything from the windscreen downwards. To give more legroom in the cabin the new nose section extends forwards an extra 180mm. When viewed side on the 1963 model bulges outwards noticably from under the windscreen. The new nose section also incorporates a new headlight design, which has a large headlight surround with the headlights on top and a large round indicator below the headlight There is a new grille that has several rows of horizontal slots with a blank V shaped section in the middle, which contains a squarish badge that says Nissan. I met a C141 Caball owner a few years back and his young daughter called the truck 'droopy eyes', which kind of nicely describes it's appearence.
 The C141 was in production until it was replaced by the C141 in 1965.

Sales brochures for the Nissan Caball C141
 

1962 Nissan Caball C141 Specifications 
Length - 4580mm   
Width - 1675mm   
Height - 1990mm   
Wheelbase - 2390mm   
Weight - 1505kg   
Top speed - 103kph  
Transmission - 4 speed Column change

Engine Specifications 
OHV 4 Cylinder  
Model - G   
Capacity - 1488cc   
Bore & Stroke - 80x74mm  
Power - 77bhp@5200rpm 

Final Drive - unknown

 

Model Variations
 
Nissan Caball C141 - 1963 Version  
The 1963 version of the C141 featured the extended nose section, which can be clearly seen in this side on photo.
Nissan Caball VC141 
A van version of the C141 was also available, which was called the VC141. A micro bus version of this van was also built, which seated 14 people, this was the KC141.
Nissan Caball Diesel QC141 
The Caball was also available with a diesel engine. The engine used was the Nissan SD22, which was a 2164cc with a Diesel Kiki brand mechanical injection system that produced 70hp. 
This vehicle has a Diesel badge under the Caball badge on the front of the truck.
Nissan Echo Bus QC141  
A larger bus was also built on the chassis and mechanicals of the C141 Caball. In the past there had been similar buses available based on previous Caballs, and these were all sold as a Nissan Caball Bus. From 1962 onwards these buses were sold as the Nissan Echo bus. Many Nissan sales brochures still refer to this model as the Caball bus, but they no longer have a Caball badge on the front, they instead say Echo. They were available in a 17 or 20 seat format.
 
Nissan Junior 40 
The C141 Caball truck was besed on the chassis and mechanicals of the 40 series Nissan Junior pickup. More information about this model can be found on the $0 series Junior page.
 

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