1971 Datsun Pickup - Blue!

1971 Datsun PL521

Make: Datsun
Model: PL521
Year: 1971
Mileage: 268,000
VIN: PL52181082
Color: Blue
Engine: 4 cylinder
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Orange, California, United States
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Description for Datsun PL521 1971

What you are bidding on is a 1971 Datsun PL521 pickup. It has been repainted in the original turquoise blue. It is on its second motor and runs great. It has the original 4 speed manual transmission that has been rebuilt.Everything is original with the exception of the 4-wheel disc brake conversion, 15" wheels (to clear the disc brakes), diamond plate on the tailgate, roll-on bed-liner and the kayak rack. The truck runs, drives, and stops well.


I have owned the truck since 1995 when a family member passed away. The truck had been sitting in the backyard for years. It had a bad motor which I replaced. I also had the transmission rebuilt. After the motor and transmission were taken care of the rest was attended to. The truck was turned into a daily driver and driven by two of my sons while they were in college. During this time, although driven by my sons, the pickup was maintained by myself. The oil was changed on time, the brake shoes/pads were inspected and changed when needed as well as the brake fluid. All other maintenance items, like transmission fluid, coolant, etc. were also attended to at regular intervals. The "newer" motor has been great. It doesn't leak oil or overheat.

Over the years, although the brakes had been gone through very thoroughly time and time again, the stopping distance and pulling to one side when depressing the brake pedal became a concern. After some extensive research, I converted all the brakes to disc. This cured the pulling that the original drum brakes would sometimes do. This gave me and my sons great peace of mind. It also makes changing the brakes easy!

About four years ago, I decided to have the truck repainted in its original turquoise blue. I also removed the bed and painted the underside for rust protection. Some very, very subtle pin striping was also done and looks great. After the paint job was completed I added the diamond plate on the tailgate and used a roll-on bed-liner.


The custom kayak rack is made out of stainless steel tubing. This rack is extremely strong and would carry anything someone wanted to.. Over the years an enormous amount of time, energy and love went into this truck. The result is a pickup that is beautiful, functional and reliable. I really don't like the idea of selling it but space is at a premium at the house.


The only reason I am selling the truck is because all of my boys are now done with college and it is now an extra vehicle that I don't have need for.


The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is: PL52181082


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Steve 714-588-5496