This rare Datsun Fairlady Sport was one of 217 built. The SPL213 Fairlady was mechanically based on the Datsun 223 truck. This memorable model was the first car in the “Fairlady” series. It was named after the Broadway musical “My Fair Lady,” which took America by storm in the late 1950s and was beloved by Nissan Motors Chairman Mr. Katsuji Kawamata when he saw the play in 1958.
1969 Datsun Patrol
The answer to the Jeep, the second-generation Datsun Patrol was sold in the U.S. for a short period of time. This generation featured a rugged leaf-spring suspension on a ladder-style frame, with a robust 4×4 system. Overseas, Patrols were used as safari conquerors, along with providing the base vehicle for fire engines, vans and ambulances.
This is a modified version of the legendary “Hakosuka” Skyline (“Boxy Skyline”) – a tribute GT-R, privately owned. Introduced in 1969, this generation of GT-R, with its DOHC 24-valve 6-cylinder S20 powerplant, cemented the model as a legend, with 52 race victories in Japanese touring car competition, in the 1960s and 1970s.