Sakura

1958 Datsun 210 “Sakura”

Together with the Fuji 210, Sakura entered the 1958 Around Australia rally (official name: Around Australia Mobilgas Trial) and came 4th in Class A (Car No. 14: Minawa/Oya). The newly developed OHV engine (nicknamed the Stone Engine) powering the 210 displayed extraordinary stamina. Both cars completed the harsh course, which virtually circumnavigates the entire continent, an extraordinary feat that will always be remembered.

Overall length / width / height
3,860/1,466/1,535mm
Wheelbase
2,220mm
Curb weight
925kg
Engine
Type C (4-cyl. in line, OHV)
EngineDisplacement
988cc
EngineMax. power
25kW (34PS)/4,400rpm
EngineMax. torque
65Nm (6.6kgm)/2,400rpm
Gear ratios
4.94, 3.01, 1.73, 1.0
Final reduction ratio
5.57
Suspension
Leaf rigid (front & rear)
Brakes
Drum (front & rear)
Top speed
95km/h
Model number 210