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.  

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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.

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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