North American product sales of little Japanese pickups received much better with just about every passing 12 months of the seventies, helped along by ridiculous gasoline prices. The Toyota Hilux of that period (which turned, simply, the Toyota Truck about below) gets most of the attention now, but the rugged Nissan 620 (regarded as the Datsun Pickup in North The united states) marketed as properly as or better than the Hilux for significantly of the ten years. This is a ’76 Datsun Pickup, retired in Colorado following forty four several years of difficult operate.

This wouldn’t even rely as rust on an old Japanese auto in New Hampshire or Iowa.

An individual purchased this truck a couple much more several years of practical lifestyle by swapping in some semi-modern-day bucket seats.

How numerous miles? I’m heading to guess the total arrived to 298,773, but I could be off by a pair of hundred thousand miles.

Nissan squeezed a good deal of worth out of the L-series overhead-cam I4 and I6 engines, which advanced from license-designed Mercedes-Benz engines designed by Prince in the sixties. Datsun 510s and 280Zs ran the L, as did the rear-wheel-travel Nissan Maximas afterwards on. This truck has an L20B of one,952cc displacement.

Datsun 620s with automatic transmissions do exist, but approximately all of these vehicles arrived with four-on-the-ground guide transmissions.

The steering-column ignition swap and/or lock need to have unsuccessful at some point. Perhaps the final operator of this truck started it by twisting wires with each other.

I even now obtain these vehicles throughout my junkyard adventures, because pickup vehicles keep on being practical for numerous many years and proprietors hold them alive as very long as attainable.

The 720 replaced the 620 for the 1980 model 12 months in North The united states, shedding the Datsun name following 1983.

Just the truck for a Nebraska chemical salesman.

The Canadian model of Clint Eastwood pitched the 620 up north.