Recently, we featured a rare Datsun U620 and today it appears that the same seller is offering the older U520. If you missed out on that early 70s double-cab, then maybe this late 60s iteration is the truck for you!
This is easily the best-looking pickup ever made, and the Honcho package added 70s decals, roll bar and Levi's interior to the mix. We love it, especially in these colors.
Most Datsun pickups from the 60s and 70s were standard, two-seat affairs with separate beds - much like almost every other pickup out there. There were a few oddballs, though, including the Sunny Ute we previously featured and today's U620. This is the Ute version of the 620 pickup and arguably the coolest (and weirdest) Datsun pickup ever made.
Here we have an interesting idea. The owner apparently had T-bucket hot rods before and noted (correctly) that they're not really long-distance cars. We don't know how, but he ended up with a 1986 Corvette and proceeded to remove most of the body panels, then construct a Model T-type "trunk" and add an old school radiator frame. The result sorta-kinda resembles a hot rod, but maintains Corvette running gear and suspension; so it theoretically is perfectly driveable for the long haul, assuming the lack of a top doesn't bother you.
Yes, you are looking at an E-Type, or what's left of one. Apparently, it is owned by a shop owner/car builder whose friend rolled his E-Type 2+2. So, purists can relax a bit, as 2+2 E's frankly aren't that good looking AND this one was damaged. The 2+2 roots also explain the long wheelbase.
Sure, it looks like an egg, but we respect the Previa. What other minivan has offered a mid-engine layout, manual trans, supercharger and all-wheel drive? Sadly, one couldn't combine all of these concepts, as it seems all supercharged Previas were of the automatic, rear-wheel drive variety. Today's feature is a rare one with its five-speed manual. The addition of Lexus SC430 "pie plate" wheels is an added bonus. We stand by previous claims that this is among the five ugliest OEM wheels ever offered.