1932 Datsun Model 11 Pheaton

The 1932 Datsun Model 11 Phaeton was a four-door convertible that was one of the first cars produced by the Datsun Company. It was designed by Yoshisuke Aikawa and was based on a British Austin 7. The car was powered by a 495 cc four-cylinder engine that produced 10 horsepower and had a top speed of around 50 mph.

The Model 11 Phaeton was a lightweight car and had a simple construction with a wooden frame that was wrapped in steel sheet metal. It had a low center of gravity, which made it easier to handle and drive. The car was also equipped with a three-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.

The Model 11 Phaeton was designed to be affordable and efficient, which made it popular with Japanese buyers. It was also exported to other countries, including the United States and Australia. However, its production was limited, and only a few hundred units were produced.

Today, the Model 11 Phaeton is considered a rare and valuable collector’s item. It is a reminder of Datsun’s early days and its contribution to the global automotive industry.

By John Scott

I was born at a very young age.

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