Nissan C80

1966 80 Model

 The Nissan C80 was introduced in 1966 to fill a gap in the Nissan truck model range, between the 2 ton capacity Nissan Caball and the 5 ton Nissan 680.  


he Nissan C80 is a cab forward truck, with the engine mounted beneath the seats. The C80 features a full width grille that incorporates the quad headlights. Above the grille there is an outward-opening vent flap to supply fresh air to the cabin. Above that there is a large wings shaped badge with a large N in the centre and Nissan below that. The badges on the doors say 3.5ton.

The Nissan C80 was available with two engines, either a petrol of diesel. The petrol engine was the H30, which was a 2974cc OHV 6 cylinder engine that produced 120hp. This is the same engine that was used in the base model Nissan President limousine. The other engine was the SD33, which was a 3246cc 6 cylinder diesel that produced 98hp.

 No significant changes were made to the Nissan C80 during it's production run, and it was sold well into the 1970s.


1966 Nissan C80 Specifications

Length - 6115mm
Width - 2115mm
Height - 2140mm
Wheelbase - 3550mm
Weight - 2495kg
Top speed - 110kph
Transmission - 4 speed Column change

Engine Specifications

Model - H30
Capacity - 2974cc
Bore & Stroke 87x83mm
Power - 120bhp@4400rpm
Torque- 22.5kg-m@2800rpm
Compression - 8.2 : 1
Carburettor - Hitachi VCB-42-1 dual throat down draught
Final Drive - unknown

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