.......   PRINCE TRUCKS
            and commercial vehicles from the Prince Motor Company

 
TAMA  TRUCK 
(1953 Model)

An electric powered truck based on the E4S/EMS Tama Electric Car.


PRINCE  TRUCK  AFTF
(1953 Model)


PRINCE  TRUCK 
(1953 Model)

A double cab version of the 1953 Prince Truck


PRINCE  VAN 
(1953 Model)

A delivery van version of the 1953 Prince Truck


PRINCE  TRUCK  ALPE
(1957 Model)

The ALPE is a double cab pick-up based on the 1957 Skyway wagon.


PRINCE  MILER  ARTH 
(1957 Model)

The Miler was powered by either the 1484cc 73hp, 4cyl. G-1 engine (ARTH model) or the 1862cc 96hp. 4cyl. G-2 engine (BRTH model).


PRINCE  MILER  VAN  ARVF
(1957 Model)

The Miler Van was based on the Miler pick-up. It was powered by either the 1484cc 73hp, 4cyl. G-1 engine (ARVF model) or the 1862cc 96hp. 4cyl. G-2 engine (BRVF model).


PRINCE  MILER  AT431 
(1964 Model)

In the mid-1960s Prince fell in love with the look of quad headlights, and from 1964 onwards every Prince car or commercial vehicle (with the exception of the Homer) had 4 headlights. The Miler was no exception. The 1964 Miler was powered by the 1484cc 73hp, 4cyl. G-1 engine (AT430A model) and the Super Miler had the 1862cc 96hp. 4cyl. G-2 engine (AT431 model).


PRINCE  MILER  T440 
(1967 Model)

An update of the Miler, it continued to use the same engines as the previous model.


PRINCE  MILER  T446 
(1969 Model)

Unlike most of the other Prince models built after the merger the Miler continued to be sold as a Prince and not a Nissan. The Miler line finished in 1970.


PRINCE  TRUCK  AKTG
(1954 Model)

Sadly this is the only photo I have been able to locate of the AKTG, which is a cab-over style truck. There was a van version as well called the AKVD.


PRINCE  CLIPPER  AQTI
(1958 Model)

The Clipper was powered by the 1484cc 73hp, 4cyl. G-1 engine. Early Clippers have two headlights.


PRINCE  CLIPPER  BUS  AQVH-B 
(1959 Model)

A small bus version of the Clipper truck. A van version was also available (AQVH)


PRINCE  CLIPPER  T631 
(1963 Model)

The Clipper was powered by the 1484cc 73hp, 4cyl. G-1 engine (T630 model) ,there was also a Super Clipper powered by the 1862cc 96hp. 4cyl. G-2 engine (T631 model).


NISSAN  CLIPPER  T65
(1967 Model)

After the Nissan/Prince merger the Clipper was sold as a Nissan Clipper. The T65 was powered by the 1982cc 4cyl. Nissan H20 engine.


PRINCE  HOMER  T640 
(1961 Model)

The T640 was fitted with the G-1 series 1484cc Prince engine from the Skyline 1500.


DATSUN  HOMER  T641 
(1967 Model)

After the Nissan/Prince merger the Prince Homer became the Datsun Homer, and was sold in Japan as the Nissan Homer. The T641 Homer was powered by a single carb version of the Datsun Fairlady 1600's 1595cc 4 cyl. R series engine that produced 81hp. Very early T641 Homers use the old style Prince steering and suspension components, most have a lighter Nissan designed running gear. Datsun Homers have the 'cat's whiskers' grille, Prince Homers have 8 large oval slots for a grille.



 
 
CUTIE FACT - Prince was a Former Aircraft Manufacturer

The Prince Motor Company started it's life as the Tachikawa Aircraft Co. Prior to the start of the Second World War, and during much of the war, Tachikawa were mainly building training aircraft and reconnaissance planes for the Imperial Army. By 1944 they began producing bombers, fighters and transport aircraft. At the end of the war the company was no longer allowed to built aircraft, and instead turned to car manufacture. In 1947 they started production of the Tama Electric car. When Tachikawa started production of petrol powered cars it named them Prince in honor of the Emperor of Japan, Crown Prince Hirohita. The company name later changed from Tachikawa to the Prince Motor Co. 
 


 

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