Datsun Silvia

Datsun Silvia

The Nissan/Datsun Silvia is a famed model never ‘officially’ sold in the U.S., but can now be legally imported for those who can’t live with the 200SX name, or whom just want more base power.
datsun silvia 1975

The Silvia nameplate was used for a short stint in the 1960, then made a comeback for late in the 1975 model year for non-North American markets. This was a full 2 years before we got a version (200SX). The wheelbase measured out at 2340mm (92.1″) and the weight was 990kg (220lbs). Fastback coupe was the sole body style. The four trim levels were Base, Type S, Type L, and Type X. This one became known as the Type S10 Silvia.
datsun silvia 1976

The original engine was a 1.8L SOHC 2bbl I4 that made 105hp. A 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic provided the gear changes, though the manual was much more common. Halfway through 1976, a 2.0L SOHC EFI I4 was added to the option list. It made 120hp. The ’77/’78 models had no major changes.

Fast forward to 1979… this is when the next version arrived. It was now known as the Type S110 Silvia, or S11 for short. The body style choices were now coupe or hatchback.
datsun silvia 1979

Wheelbase was now 2400mm (94.5″), and curb weight was 1105kg (2430lbs). Both the 1.8 and 2.0 engines were carried over. A third engine was added to the choices, which was a 1.8L SOHC EFI Turbo I4 that made 135hp. This generation of Silvia lasted through 1983, and that is where we’ll end…
datsun silvia 1983


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