1959 Datsun truck plus parts truck

1959 Datsun Other

Condition: Used
Make: Datsun
Model: Other
Type: Standard Cab Pickup
Year: 1959
Mileage: 19,032
VIN: LG2219137285
Color: Red
Engine: 1 liter
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Oxnard, California, United States
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Description for Datsun Other 1959

On offer here is an extremely rare 1959 Datsun pickup with a clean CA title registered non-operational and another 1959 Datsun pickup included without a title for parts. The titled truck has had a later model engine installed but the parts truck has a complete original drivetrain. Neither truck is running, the tires hold air but are very old.
This was the first year Datsun imported trucks so only about ten were sold to test market them. Here are two of the ten. The original engine is a 1 liter 4 cylinder generating 37 hp. The transmission is a 4 speed column shifted manual. The electrical system is positive ground, all the nuts/bolts are SAE standard, this was before Japan went to the metric system.
These trucks really belong in a museum, perhaps that is where they will end up? There are enough parts between them to make one nice original truck. There is some surface rust but nothing significant from a structural standpoint on either truck. These trucks were made when Japan was still struggling to make thinner sheet steel so the sheetmetal on these trucks is very thick and durable. They are mounted on heavy duty frames with leaf springs on all four corners. I will include the hard to find front grill, these are easy to steal so I removed it and stored it separately.
If you are looking for a fun project these would give you a guaranteed overall winner at the annual JCCS if you fully restored one.
Check out my 1959 Datsun L210 parts car on my other Ebay listing to get even more compatible parts.