Datsun Bluebird SSS R411
Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 2
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 P411 Bluebird.
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.