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    Datsun Violet

    First picture, Violet 160J Group 5 KP711

    The first Violet (Datsun 710) appeared in January 1973. Two types of engines, the L14 and the L16, were used and the lineup included a sedan and hardtop. It performed well in overseas rallies. This commemorative car won the 12th Southern Cross Rally (Australia) in 1977. It is powered by a rally-use twin-cam, 16-valve engine.

    Specs

    Overall length / width / height
    4,120/1,780/1,400mm
    Wheelbase
    2,450mm
    Curb weight
    960kg
    Engine
    LZ18 (4-cyl. in line, DOHC), 1,991cc
    EngineMax. power
    Over 147kW (200PS)/8,600rpm
    EngineMax. torque
    Over 211Nm (21.5kgm)/6,800rpm
    EngineCarburetors
    Solex 50PHH (x2)
    Brakes (front/rear)
    Disc (Dunlop Mk63)
    Suspension(front)
    Strut
    Suspension(rear)
    Semi-trailing-arm
    Tires
    175SR14/195 SR14 (DL SP52R)
    Fuel tank capacity
    100 liters

    Second picture, Violet 160J Group 5 PA10

    The A10, which made its overseas debut in the spring of 1978 at the Safari Rally (3rd overall), won the autumn Southern Cross Rally in Australia two years in a row (in 1977 it was the 710). The driver was the previous yearís Australian champion, J. Fury. In Australia the car was sold as the Stanza, so a "STANZA" emblem adorns the body.

    Specs

    Overall length / width / height
    4,080/1,600/1,390mm
    Wheelbase
    2,400mm
    Tread (front/rear)
    1,335/1,330mm
    Curb weight
    950kg
    Engine
    L20B (4-cyl. in line, OHC), 1,952cc
    EngineMax. power
    147kW (200PS)/7,200rpm
    EngineMax. torque
    206Nm (21.0kgm)/5,200rpm
    EngineCarburetors
    Solex 50PHH (x2)
    Transmission
    5-speed
    Brakes (front/rear)
    Disc/drum
    Suspension (front, rear)
    Strut / 4-link
    Tires (Dunlop SP52R)
    175SR14, 195/70SR14

    Third picture, Violet GT Group 4 '81 Safari

    With the 29th Safari Rally in 1981, this vehicle achieved a historical first by winning three championships in a row (a first too for the S. Mehta/M. Doughty). That year, in addition to a pair of Violets prepared to Group 4 specifications with powerful twin-cam heads, the Nissan team entered a Violet, Bluebird and Silvia, each prepared to Group 2 specifications. The result was that Nissan monopolized the top four places.

    Specs

    Overall length / width / height
    4,080/1,600/1,390mm
    Wheelbase
    2,400mm
    Tread (front/rear)
    1,335/1,330mm
    Curb weight
    1,080kg
    Engine
    LZ20B (4-cyl. in line, DOHC), 1,952cc
    EngineMax. power
    158kW (215PS)/7,600rpm
    EngineMax. torque
    221Nm (22.5kgm)/5,600rpm
    EngineIntake system
    Solex 50PHH carburetor(x2)
    Brakes
    Disc (front & rear)
    Tires(front)
    175SR14 (DL SP52R)
    Tires(rear)
    195/70SR14 (DL SP52R)

    Fourth picture, Violet GT Group 4 '82 Safari

    This is the car which won overall the 30th Safari Rally in 1982. With this win, Nissan achieved a first in the history of the event with 4 victories in a row (1979-1982), but it was also a major feat for the S. Mehta/M. Doughty team: they became the first drivers ever to achieve 4 consecutive Safari victories. They used a high-performance L20B-based twin-cam engine (Group 4 specifications) with a maximum output of 220PS/7,600rpm.

    Specs

    Overall length / width / height
    4,080/1,600/1,390mm
    Wheelbase
    2,400mm
    Tread (front/rear)
    1,335/1,330mm
    Curb weight
    1,080kg
    Engine
    LZ20B (4-cyl. in line, DOHC), 1,975cc
    EngineMax. power
    162kW (220PS)/7,600rpm
    EngineMax. torque
    226Nm (23.0kgm)/6,000rpm
    EngineIntake system
    Solex 50PHH carburetor(x2)
    Brakes
    Disc (front & rear)
    Tires(front)
    185/70SR 14(DL SP52R)
    Tires(rear)
    195/70SR 14 (DL SP52R)

    Fifth picture, Violet 160J Group 2 '79 Safari

    This car was the overall winner (S. Mehta/M. Doughty) of the 27th Safari Rally (1979), the Nissan teamís fourth Safari championship victory after a gap of six years. The competition was strong in that yearís Safari - with the Mercedes Benz 450SLC, Peugeot 504, and Abarth 131 - but Nissan fought bravely, taking 1st, 5th, 7th and 9th places. The official entry name was "Datsun 160J".

    Specs

    Overall length / width / height
    4,080/1,600/1,390mm
    Wheelbase
    2,400mm
    Tread (front/rear)
    1,335/1,330mm
    Curb weight
    1,080kg
    Engine
    L20B (4-cyl. in line, OHC), 1,952cc
    EngineMax. power
    140kW (190PS)/7,200rpm
    EngineMax. torque
    206Nm (21.0kgm)/5,200rpm
    EngineCarburetors
    Solex 50PHH (x2)
    Brakes (front/rear)
    Disc/drum
    Tires(front)
    175SR14 (DL SP52R)
    Tires(rear)
    195/70SR14 (DL SP52R)

    Sixth picture, Violet 160J Group 2 '80 Safari

    The launch in May 1977 of the second-generation Violet (A10) completed the trio: Violet (Nissan), Auster (Cherry) and Stanza (Sunny). Inheriting Nissanís rally tradition, the A10 did well in the overseas rallies, like the 710 Violet. This commemorative car was driven by S. Mehta team when they won the 28th Safari Rally in 1980.

    Specs

    Overall length / width / height
    4,080/1,600/1,390mm
    Wheelbase
    2,400mm
    Tread (front/rear)
    1,335/1,330mm
    Curb weight
    1,100kg
    Engine
    L20B (4-cyl. in line, OHC), 1,952cc
    EngineMax. power
    Over 147kW (200PS)/7,400rpm
    EngineMax. torque
    Over 206Nm (21.0kgm)/5,600rpm
    EngineCarburetors
    Solex 50PHH (x2)
    Brakes (front & rear)
    Disc (Dunlop Mk63)
    Tires(front)
    175SR14 (Dunlop SP52R)
    Tires(rear)
    195/70SR14 (Dunlop SP52R)
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    Violet H/T 1600SSS-E KP710

    Launched in January 1973, the Violet was positioned between the Sunny and the Bluebird U. There were 1,400cc and 1,600cc engines, and both the sedan and hardtop had a long nose and fastback for a sporty silhouette. Furthermore, the hardtopís rear window was unusual in using recurved glass.

    Specs

    Overall length / width / height
    4,120/1,580/1,375mm
    Wheelbase
    2,450mm
    Tread (front/rear)
    1,290/1,320mm
    Curb weight
    985kg
    Engine
    L16E (4-cyl. in line, OHC), 1,595cc
    EngineMax. power
    85kW (115PS)/6,200rpm
    EngineMax. torque
    143Nm (14.6kgm)/4,400rpm
    Suspension(front)
    Strut
    Suspension(rear)
    Semi-trailing-arm
    Brakes (front/rear)
    Disc/drum
    Tires
    6.45S-13-4APR
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    the Violet was a tiny car . i had one with 190 tyres fitted & the engine from a 108B . sadly i thrashed it to death in 6 months , but was very fun while i had it

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    the best page to find info on the a10 rally cars.almost impossible to find info on

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