One can only imagine how many sakis
the Nissan engineers had in them when they decided
to stick the Fairlady's mechanicals into the humble
This ludicrous little car had the Fairlady 1600's 1595cc twin SU carb. 96hp OHV
4cyl. engine, giving it a power to weight ratio of 109hp/1000kg.
The engine was
a bit of a tight fit, the only way they could make it work was to have the exhaust
come straight out and through a hole in the inner guard into the wheelarch area
and then go down under the car.
Early R411s had drum brakes all round but most had front disc brakes and drums
at the rear. All R411s had a 4 speed close ratio gearbox.
There are a couple of different variations of the SSS (Super Sports Sedan), the
early models had the same grille as the P411, but the emblem said 'SSS' instead
of 'D', later models had a grille with 2 groups of 5 horizontal lines, with a
long 'Datsun' emblem in the centre.