This DATSUN F10 CAMPER is FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 551!
DATSUN F10 CAMPER! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 551 – Bouncing around LA, Fireball spots this DATSUN F10 Camper at a local REI Store, then later, hikes the Grotto Trail at Yerba Buena again.
About the F10… The Datsun Cherry (チェリー), known later as the Nissan Cherry, was a series of small cars which formed Nissan’s first front-wheel drive supermini model line.
The Cherry featured the front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout. The Cherry line includes the E10 and F10. Nissan’s direct successor was the Nissan March/Micra. Although the third generation of this platform was renamed March/Micra, the “Cherry” name proved popular in Europe, so it was transferred to the larger Nissan Pulsar line for Europe.
In Japan, the Cherry was exclusive to Nissan Cherry store locations. Originally, before combining with Nissan Motors, the Prince Motor Company plan of development was to mass-produce a front-engine, front-wheel drive car, but after the Prince and Nissan merger of 1966, the Cherry was released in 1970 as Nissan’s first front-wheel drive car. In Asian markets there was also a “Cherry Cab” cabover truck model (C20), which was closely related to the Nissan Sunny—it was also marketed as the “Sunny Cab”.
The second-generation Cherry was known as F-II in Japan and “Datsun F10” in North America. It was Nissan’s first front-wheel-drive model to be sold in North America. Four-wheel independent suspension continued to be used. Sales of the F-II were generally disappointing, and the “Cherry” nameplate was retired in Japan after this generation.
The F10 was fitted with three types of inline four-cylinder Nissan A-series OHV engines:More »