The 211 was virtually the same as the 1958 1/2 version of the Datsun 210 that it replaced. The main differences being that the 211 has stainless steal side strips that travels the full length of the car, While the 210 has strips that travel along the front guards and front doors only. The 211 has a new grille design, featuring eight narrow horizontal bars, whereas the 210 has three very wide horizontal bars. The 211 continued to use the c series 988 cc OHV "stone" engine first to the American and Australian importers, a more POWERFUL 1200 version was built for the export markets.
The new engine was the 1189 cc overhead value E series engine, which produced 48 hp. The new E engine has the same bore as the stone engine, but it stoked a further 12 mm to give it its extra capacity. The Datsun 211SOLD