Datsun Urvan I E20 11973 - 1980
Model: Urvan (1973 - 1986)
Wikipedia (Urvan): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datsun_Urvan
The Caravan/Urvan is a van and minibus manufactured from February 1973 by Nissan with 3, 5, 7, and up to 10 seats. It was exclusive in Japan to Nissan Bluebird Store, while its twin the Nissan Homy was exclusive to Nissan Prince Store locations. It was especially popular in Europe, and was again very popular with Fire Departments and as ambulances in certain countries. It had a somewhat difficult handling, as it was heavy to steer, and was not available with power steering. Also, the gear shifter was located at the floor and went all the way up to the height of the hand, and had a slight curve. The gear shifter was nearly 80 centimetres long, so it was somewhat clumsy to shift, but it came with five gears, unusual in Europe at that time. It was delivered with a 1.5 and a 2.0 litre petrol engine, as well as a 2.2 litre diesel unit. It was produced until replaced by the E23 Caravan in late summer 1980.
In export markets the first and second generations were called Datsun Urvan, until the Nissan brand replaced it worldwide in 1983–1984.This generation is becoming rare and suffers from rust problems.
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