Here’s some really cool documents that came with our 1972 240Z – I’ve scanned them to share with you guys. The brochure shows a breakdown of the maintenance required to keep the [very primitive] emissions equipment functioning properly. Since emissions equipment was a new “thing” for consumers, a letter from Nissan Corporate arrived soon after […]
As early as 1963, the Datsun / Nissan Fairlady Roadster was a formidable competitor on the race circuits of Japan, competing against the best offerings from Europe, Italy, Germany and other Japanese manufacturers. From 1967 to 1970, no other car even placed in the top 5 at Fuji Circuit… That’s domination!
For quite some time, Nissan / Datsun continued to maintain parts for their earliest models. This catalog shows parts for the Datsun 17, which was simply an updated version of Datsun’s prior cars. The Datsun 17 ended production in late 1938, and was the last model built before passenger car production was halted as the […]
In 1961, Motor Trend predicted, “Datsun will soon have a lot of Americans driving cars marked Made in Japan.” There’s no question they were right, and the road test they conducted on the Bluebird and Fairlady Roadster are pretty awesome to read, 53 years later!