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Nissan Violet 160J General Information

The group 2 Violet 160J is the most famous and most successful of the Nissan/Datsun models. It was that car that had many Safari successes that took the Datsun name into the history books.

Note: I have to admit to struggle identifying Datsun models. Trust the Japanese to call a model "Datsun Violet 160J KP710" (Sorry to say it this way, but it is not only Nissan/Datsun, another official Japanese model name: Fuji Heavy Industries Impreza WRX STI Type-RA, not to forget the 22B/GC suffix for the generation). Further, the nice attachments as "120Y, 160J, 180B..." do on occasions identify a whole model range, on other occasions just a small variation of a model. 180B is a 1.8 litre Bluebird, so far nice idea! A 240RS however is only the top range 2.4 sports version of the Silvia S110! On the Fairlady, where the "Z" is even more famous than its model name, the 240Z & 260Z indeed identifies the engine size. In turn the Silvia 200SX, the successor of the S110/240RS, this again is in all variations called 200SX, even though it is only available as a 1.8 Turbo or a 3.0 V6! If you are still not confused, for a while Datsun rallies the models "Violet GT" & "Violet GTS" alongside each other. But while the Violet GT is a derivate of the Violet 160J PA10(!), the Violet GTS is not a Violet at all, but a re-badget Silvia! And of that Silvia soon versions are rallied that indeed are called Silvia. Sorry, I myself find this confusing, and the situation is not helped when during research I obviously don't have photos with every single entry.

Sorry, if I admit to struggle with Datsun model codes, here an update how I make sense of it: The P*10 identified a model series over many generations. While the P110 & P210 were based on Austins, from P310 onwards these cars were sold on several markets as the Datsun Bluebird. In rallying we have a Datsun 510, which indeed was a P510 shell that was sold in USA as the Datsun 510, but on other markets as the Bluebird. The P610 was also a Bluebird, but short lived and sold mainly in Japan. This gives us as the international successor of the P510 the P710, which however now suddenly was marketed as the Violet! With the introduction of the P710 the Bluebird became a different model that was meant to range above the P710 Violet. In USA and Canada you find these cars officially called 510 and 710, making it somehow obvious the 710 is the successor of the 510, but on other markets it wasn't! The case not helped by Datsun introducing another number system to identify engine sizes. We indeed have the next generations Bluebird with internal codes 810 & 910, but these were strictly internal codes with the according models, depending on engine, being called Bluebird 160B/180B/200B. In contrast to the Violet 140J/160J range, that on some markets wase officially sold as the Datsun 710. And when the P710 Violet was replaced by the PA10 Violet, hence running out of numbers after the P, that generation Violet was a much different, much straighter, much more modern design which Datsun liked to underline by publicly calling it the (P)A10-Series. Interestingly after the PA10 Datsun/Nissan abolished these P*10 chassis codes completely. So please forgive me, but the way Datsun handled this it only seems logical to mix up Bluebird and Violet models.
 

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Nissan Violet 160J Evolutions

 
 
Model & Evo. (Activity)
 
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Nissan Violet 160J PA10 (74-0) 190/7200 200/5600 4080.1600.1389 980 (5.2) RWD (2400)

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Nissan Violet 160J Results

This is an unofficial Car Results list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
6th. 1983 WRC Safari Rally Y. Iwase S. Vinayak #17 [UNKNOWN] 14:03:00
10th. 1983 WRC Safari Rally A. Anwar . UNKNOWN #25 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 1983 WRC Safari Rally A. Patel D. Kandola #81 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
29th. 1983 WRC Rallye San Remo P. Meylan . UNKNOWN #80 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 1983 WRC Bandama Rallye M. Molinie M. Molinie #12 [UNKNOWN] 23:10:00
31st. 1982 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Roux . UNKNOWN #61 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
5th. 1982 WRC Safari Rally J. Shah A. Khan #8 [UNKNOWN] 8:15:00
10th. 1981 WRC Swedish Rally S. Nilsson A. Olsson #29 [UNKNOWN] 4:09:48
5th. 1981 WRC Rallye de Portugal T. Pond I. Grindrod #14 [UNKNOWN] 8:57:39
3rd. 1981 WRC Safari Rally M. Kirkland D. Haworth #14 [UNKNOWN] 4:51:00
8th. 1981 WRC Safari Rally J. Shah . UNKNOWN #23 [UNKNOWN] 10:30:00
5th. 1981 WRC Tour de Corse T. Kaby R. Arthur #20 [UNKNOWN] 15:22:15
5th. 1981 WRC Acropolis Rally S. Mehta Y. Mehta #10 [UNKNOWN] 13:55:40
6th. 1981 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Moschous . Konstantakatos #16 [UNKNOWN] 13:57:22
3rd. 1981 WRC Rally Argentina J. Recalde J. del Buono #5 [UNKNOWN] 16:00:19
4th. 1981 WRC Rally of Finland T. Salonen S. Harjanne #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:13:26
14th. 1981 WRC Rally of Finland P. Geitel R. Mesterton #30 [UNKNOWN] 4:34:33
12th. 1981 WRC Rallye San Remo T. Salonen S. Harjanne #7 [UNKNOWN] 8:43:43
4th. 1981 WRC Bandama Rallye . Mitri M. Copetti #8 [UNKNOWN] 12:29:00
7th. 1980 WRC Swedish Rally T. Salonen S. Harjanne #5 [UNKNOWN] 4:28:01
8th. 1980 WRC Swedish Rally P. Eklund H. Sylvan #9 [UNKNOWN] 4:30:09
1st. 1980 WRC Safari Rally S. Mehta M. Doughty #1 [UNKNOWN] 3:27:00
2nd. 1980 WRC Safari Rally R. Aaltonen L. Drews #10 [UNKNOWN] 4:02:00
4th. 1980 WRC Safari Rally M. Kirkland D. Haworth #14 [UNKNOWN] 5:45:00
8th. 1980 WRC Safari Rally J. Hellier C. Bates #12 [UNKNOWN] 7:20:00
12th. 1980 WRC Safari Rally J. Shah N. Eisa #18 [UNKNOWN] 11:08:00
2nd. 1980 WRC Acropolis Rally T. Salonen S. Harjanne #14 [UNKNOWN] 12:58:26
7th. 1980 WRC Acropolis Rally H. Kallström B. Thorszelius #8 [UNKNOWN] 13:18:56
13th. 1980 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Moschous . Konstantakatos #20 [UNKNOWN] 14:40:51
4th. 1980 WRC Rally Argentina S. Mehta Y. Mehta #1 [UNKNOWN] 13:57:49
6th. 1980 WRC Rally of Finland T. Salonen S. Harjanne #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:39:00
8th. 1980 WRC Rally of Finland E. Pitkänen R. Fehrmann #23 [UNKNOWN] 4:47:43
10th. 1980 WRC Rally of Finland P. Geitel R. Mesterton #27 [UNKNOWN] 4:57:59
1st. 1980 WRC Rally New Zealand T. Salonen S. Harjanne #5 [UNKNOWN] 12:06:57
4th. 1980 WRC Rally New Zealand G. Fury M. Suffern #8 [UNKNOWN] 12:34:10
6th. 1980 WRC Tour de Corse A. Dawson K. Gormley #17 [UNKNOWN] 15:54:57
8th. 1980 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Dawson K. Gormley #23 [UNKNOWN] 8:48:08
78th. 1979 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo J. Kojimoto . UNKNOWN #85 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
9th. 1979 WRC Swedish Rally J. Haugland M. Holmes #12 [UNKNOWN] 7:11:25
4th. 1979 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Dawson M. Holmes #11 [UNKNOWN] 10:01:37
1st. 1979 WRC Safari Rally S. Mehta M. Doughty #9 [UNKNOWN] 6:27:00
5th. 1979 WRC Safari Rally R. Aaltonen L. Drews #1 [UNKNOWN] 8:06:00
9th. 1979 WRC Safari Rally H. Kallström C. Billstam #5 [UNKNOWN] 10:43:00
7th. 1979 WRC Safari Rally M. Kirkland D. Haworth #22 [UNKNOWN] 9:34:00
6th. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Moschous . UNKNOWN #21 [UNKNOWN] 14:54:27
7th. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally E. Gallo . UNKNOWN #15 [UNKNOWN] 15:04:08
2nd. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally T. Salonen S. Harjanne #8 [UNKNOWN] 14:07:04
3rd. 1979 WRC Acropolis Rally H. Kallström C. Billstam #3 [UNKNOWN] 14:11:39
5th. 1979 WRC Rally of Finland T. Salonen S. Harjanne #6 [UNKNOWN] 4:11:50
9th. 1979 WRC Rally of Finland E. Pitkänen J. Paalama #15 [UNKNOWN] 4:20:01
2nd. 1979 WRC Canadian Rally of Quebec T. Salonen S. Harjanne #3 [UNKNOWN] 3:36:10
4th. 1979 WRC Canadian Rally of Quebec A. Dawson K. Gormley #20 [UNKNOWN] 3:50:55
3rd. 1979 WRC Rally of Great Britain T. Salonen S. Pegg #12 [UNKNOWN] 8:16:22
14th. 1979 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Dawson K. Gormley #31 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
7th. 1979 WRC Bandama Rallye . Mitri . UNKNOWN #18 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
3rd. 1978 WRC Safari Rally R. Aaltonen L. Drews #6 [UNKNOWN] 9:10:00
3rd. 1978 WRC Acropolis Rally S. Mehta Y. Mehta #12 [UNKNOWN] 10:23:36
4th. 1978 WRC Acropolis Rally H. Kallström C. Billstam #4 [UNKNOWN] 10:24:01
12th. 1978 WRC Rally of Finland E. Pitkänen J. Paalama #24 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
8th. 1978 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Dawson T. Harryman #19 [UNKNOWN] 9:20:51
13th. 1978 WRC Rally of Great Britain E. Pitkänen J. Jensen #29 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
6th. 1976 WRC Rallye de Portugal G. Fischer H. Gottlieb #15 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
17th. 1975 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Kleint F. Boshoff #53 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00

Nissan Violet 160J Retirements

This is an unofficial Car Model Retirements list and may be incomplete.

Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 1983 WRC Acropolis Rally P. Meylan E. Bertozzi #115 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1983 WRC Rallye de Portugal P. Meylan . UNKNOWN #61 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1983 WRC Rallye de Portugal S. Mendes R. Cunha #20 [UNKNOWN] SS37 crash
Ret. 1982 WRC Bandama Rallye M. Molinie M. Molinie #24 [UNKNOWN] SS21 crash
Ret. 1981 WRC Bandama Rallye P. Moreau F. Giallolacci #10 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1981 WRC Rallye San Remo T. Pond I. Grindrod #15 [UNKNOWN] SS60 engine
Ret. 1981 WRC Rally of Finland E. Pitkänen J. Paalama #16 [UNKNOWN] SS5 gearbox
Ret. 1981 WRC Rally Argentina . Zunino R. Campana #4 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1981 WRC Safari Rally W. Stiller H. Schuller #17 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1981 WRC Rallye de Portugal S. Mendes F. Lopes #21 [UNKNOWN] SS24 gearbox
Ret. 1980 WRC Bandama Rallye S. Mehta M. Doughty #3 [UNKNOWN] SS45 crash
Ret. 1980 WRC Bandama Rallye . Mitri M. Copetti #16 [UNKNOWN] SS38 gearbox
Ret. 1980 WRC Bandama Rallye M. Kirkland Y. Mehta #17 [UNKNOWN] SS21 electrics
Ret. 1980 WRC Rally of Great Britain T. Salonen S. Harjanne #4 [UNKNOWN] SS30 engine
Ret. 1980 WRC Tour de Corse T. Salonen S. Harjanne #1 [UNKNOWN] SS6 crash
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye San Remo T. Salonen S. Harjanne #3 [UNKNOWN] SS11 crash
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye San Remo H. Kallström C. Billstam #12 [UNKNOWN] SS18 engine
Ret. 1980 WRC Rally New Zealand J. Leyraud . UNKNOWN #18 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1980 WRC Rally Argentina H. Kallström C. Billstam #5 [UNKNOWN] SS6 gearbox
Ret. 1980 WRC Safari Rally H. Kallström C. Billstam #4 [UNKNOWN] SS61 engine
Ret. 1980 WRC Safari Rally R. Hall P. Huth #22 [UNKNOWN] SS6 engine
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye de Portugal T. Salonen S. Harjanne #11 [UNKNOWN] SS15 crash
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye de Portugal A. Dawson K. Gormley #19 [UNKNOWN] SS28 crash
Ret. 1980 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo A. Dawson S. Pegg #19 [UNKNOWN] SS0 withdrawn after start following argument with Nissan Japan
Ret. 1979 WRC Bandama Rallye A. Dawson . UNKNOWN #19 [UNKNOWN] SS4 suspension
Ret. 1979 WRC Rallye San Remo T. Salonen S. Harjanne #9 [UNKNOWN] SS29 engine
Ret. 1979 WRC Rally New Zealand A. Dawson K. Gormley #6 [UNKNOWN] SS66 disqualified - car not according to homologation - 6th
Ret. 1979 WRC Rally New Zealand T. Salonen S. Harjanne #4 [UNKNOWN] SS66 disqualified - car not according to homologation - 2nd
Ret. 1979 WRC Safari Rally M. Kirkland D. Haworth #22 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1979 WRC Swedish Rally H. Kallström C. Billstam #9 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1978 WRC Rally of Finland A. Dawson K. Gormley #15 [UNKNOWN] SS28 ?
Ret. 1978 WRC Safari Rally S. Mehta M. Doughty #11 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine
Ret. 1978 WRC Acropolis Rally G. Moschous . Konstantakatos #17 [UNKNOWN] SS99 ?
Ret. 1976 WRC Rally Morocco G. Fischer H. Gottlieb #41 [UNKNOWN] SS99 engine