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The Gloria was a fullsize car sold by Prince from 1961 and later by Nissan. It began as a luxury model of the Prince Skyline, but was merged with the Nissan Cedric in 1971. Although the name continues, the model is little differentiated from its former competitor.
For 1961 and 1962, Prince modified the Skyline with a larger 1.9 L engine and more luxury features. The GB-30 straight-4 produced 80 hp (60 kW).
Later that same year, Prince introduced the S40 Gloria. It was the first 6-cylinder Prince, offering an updated straight-4, the 94 hp (70 kW) 1.9 L G-2, or a straight-6 variant. This new engine, called the G-7, produced 106 hp (79 kW) with a new SOHC head. The Gloria had an independent suspension in front and a de Dion tube in the back.
The S41 Gloria received the 3.0 L G-11 six which produced 134 hp (100 kW).
In 1971, the Gloria model was merged with its former competitor, the Nissan Cedric, to become the Nissan Gloria. This name was also used in some export markets instead of the Cedric or 260C moniker. The name continued in use through the latest Cedric model line.