1962 Datsun Datsun Truck

AUTOCHOICE Is Yours.com, LLC
Phone: (509) 301-1498
, College Place WA 99324

Specs

Ext Color Green Engine 1.2 4 Cyl
Int Color Gray VIN L3202002370000000
Mileage 83338 Transmission Manual
Body Style Truck Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Stock ID M111118 Doors 2 Doors
Fuel Gas    

Description

AUTOCHOICE Is Yours Dot Com, LLC, is extremely proud to be able to assist a fellow Datsun Dealer sell his Stock number 001 Datsun pickup. This was bought new and driven in from the Datsun warehouse in Portland, OR in 1962 to his dealership in southern Oregon. The dealer tells me it had been sold three times over the years and on the 3rd trade decided to keep it and do a complete restoration job. As the photos show, it is truly a one of a kind beauty! Not much more to say except everything works and many more miles for the new owner to enjoy. Any questions you might have please call Don at (509) 301-1498.

The owner just released this to add to the description. It is always good for the new owner to have as much history of the item they can get. I thank the owner for sharing these historical facts:
Here is a little history that Henry dictated to me that might be included:

In 1959 I visited Japan while taking a break from my NSA assignment in Korea. I noticed all these pretty cute and economical Datsuns on the streets of Tokyo. I was particularly impressed with their overlapped framing construction. After being discharged from the Army in early 1962 and accepting my father’s invitation to return to my hometown and become involved in the family Studebaker and Mercedes Benz dealership, I encouraged my father to consider adding Datsun to the lineup. Before long our first green Datsun 1200 L320 pickup arrived from the warehouse in Portland, Oregon. Little did we know how popular Datsun would become over the 27 years we operated the dealership, Auto Martin Ltd. After taking that very first pickup in trade three times, I decided to take it off the lot and keep it in the family. In 2004, a complete restoration began, collecting parts from as far away as Australia, for the front and rear window seals, Netherlands, and British Columbia. Vintage car enthusiasts have enjoyed seeing it displayed in various car shows and the Hot August Nights cruises in Grants Pass.
By: Henry C. Martin (former owner of Auto Martin, Ltd.)

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For those that don't know much about the Datsun pickup we have provided some history:

Datsun 320
1964 Datsun NL320.jpg
1964 Datsun NL320
Overview
Production1961–1965
Model years1962–1965
AssemblyNissan Shatai, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Body and chassis
Body style
LayoutFR layout
RelatedDatsun Bluebird S310
Powertrain
Engine1.2 L E-1 I4

In August 1961 the new 320 series was released. It was produced until 1965 in three series (320–322). The 320 series was largely inherited from the earlier 120/220, although with clear improvements to body and frame. It used the Nissan E-1 engine. This engine produced 60 PS. Nissan updated the larger commercially focused Nissan Junior in 1962.

All Datsun trucks kept the A-arm torsion bar front suspension with leaf-sprung rear ends and had a 1/2 ton load capacity. Rear end gearing was a low 4.875:1 along with a four-speed transmission; as a result, the 320 was not freeway friendly above 60 mph. Fender emblems showed "Datsun 1200" and "60 HP" ("55ps" for models sold in Japan) with a "Datsun" emblem on the front nose of the hood.

Available bodystyles include a single cab "truck" (320), a longer wheelbase single cab truck (G320), a double cab "pickup" with flush sides (U320), and a three-door "light-van" (V320). Though described (and taxed) as a van in the Japanese market, the V320 is essentially a two-door station wagon. The 320 came in two cab and bed versions: Regular, and as the NL320 "Sports Pick-Up" (1963–65) variation which is a rarer (around 1,000 produced) version with the cab and bed of a one-piece design. Its back half is greatly different than that of the standard, separate bed 320 pick-up.

Datsun V320 Van

Bed and luggage space were in addition to the expansion, with the support of the market characteristics and the robust chassis engine was easy to handle, it was a best seller in the truck market segment.

The chassis was also a sales hit 310 in the reinforcement of the type Datsun Bluebird 310, a variation of the same series, in which the X-members plus a reinforcement of the Fairlady roadster of the S310-type CSP311. It was also used for the new Silvia coupé.

In 1964 the 320 underwent minor changes. After having adding the failed Light Stout, Toyota took over Hino's Briska and then continued with the Hilux. Mazda also competed in this segment, with the Mazda B-Series. In 1960, Nissan assumed operations of the Minsei Diesel Industries, Ltd., renaming the company as Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd (now UD Trucks).

 

All Original - Unmolested

 

 

Clean Title

 

Low mileage.

New paint.

New tires.

Non-smoker.

 

Fuel economy (MPG)
City
1
Hwy
1