• 240Z: Datsun sticker arrived

    Lately this site is only about stickers and documents, i know. but i really hope to jump back into the car project soon. unfortunately there are some delays… But i keep myself in the mood by buying cool stuff like these three vintage datsun stickers, which just arrived today: Especially this one is nice as it has the adress of the sticker company on it as well. It is from the same town (Urdorf) as Datsun suisse used to be and the Nissan HQ in switzerland still is. Meanwhile i have a pretty neat collection of vintage datsun stickers. Not that i really look for them, but whenever a new…

  • 240Z: Early 240Z Brochure & NOS parts picked up

    Today i visited a Datsun friend and picked up some parts like these rear window rubbers: A used Door mirror (mine came without those) A set of NOS Window insulators: A NOS transmission boot rubber: And a bunch of catalogues. The orange one is a 1972 belgian catgalogue and the other one is a french one. But the on on the top right is the really rare one i car about. It’s the very early March 1971 Swiss sales brochure. I have never seen this one (with US-spec car) before. The later one with the red euro spec car is much more common. Inside you find the usual press photos…

  • NEWS: New JDMjunkies.ch logos are here

    I’ve always wanted to create a sort of brand identity for this website. with business cards to hand out at events and stickers to put on the cars. I finnaly put some time into it. so here we go. Let me know what you think 🙂 The one above is a more modern and light handlettering style one. while the below one is a bit more compact  logo type. I’ll use both of them in future, wherever they fit best. BTW: The two J’s  from Jdm Junkies in the logo below resemble a J-turn street 🙂 I might fine-tune them a bit over the next weeks and also plan to…

  • 240Z: Datsun Switzerland official jackets / hoodies

    A few days ago i found these Datsun Jackets for sale, and found out it was a friend of mine selling those. I thought they where cool, so i went and got them. Turns out those were unused, original swiss datsun merchangdising items. Even tho they’re size L and XL they’re more of a childrens size, and made of a weird plastic material (polyester). it feels like it looks. Like wearing a trashbag or so. Nevertheless, i think they’re super funky and cool and just had to have them. Since i have no clue what to do with them, and since i had a picture-frame leftover, i decided frame the…

  • OTHER: Datsun Colour code charts and color brochures

    My Friend René (which is also the guy to paint my car once it’s ready) recently sent me a picture of an official Datsun colour code brochure, joking he’s preparing to paint my car 🙂 It is a Datsun UK color chart foldout brochure, and it was most probably issued in 1973 Update 2021: My friend Daniel also got a copy from this very same 1973 UK colour chart and was nice enough to scan it for me. See link below for full High-resolution pdf for download. Then myself also got an April 1974 version from the similar colour chart including the C110 Kenmary skyline and the 260Z (inclunding 2+2).…

  • OTHER: Rare Datsun & Nissan Documents from the Bettelbrünneli Collection

    Yesterday i wrote about the visit to the incredible Bettelbrünneli Collection, today i’d like to give you a short overview of what is inside those Datsun / Nissan folders. I will use those documents for the big history-post i work on for this website. The documents here provide a great insight in some historic information that was never written down in the official documents… This is what he let me take home temporary to scan it for this very website: it includes some rare dealer-internal documents like letters from the swiss Nissan / Datsun HQ to the dealers about pricing, discounts, bonues programmes, etc… Loads of technical documentation: Various pricelists:…

  • PLACE: A visit to the incredible Bettelbrünneli Documents Collection

    The great thing about car community is, there is always a guy more crazy than you are. And from time to time, you just run into these people. This is the story on how i ended up in what is probably switzerlands biggest archive of Automotive related documents. Or as Marcel, the owner, says, “for everything with 3 or more wheels”. Welcome to the “Bettelbrünneli Collection“, which is named after a spring found next to it’s former location. But since then it has outgrown that place and moved to a new location. I didn’t expect too much when i walked towards a nondescript industrial building basically out in the nowhere,…

  • OTHER: Datsun C10 & C110 (Skyline) Parts galore

    Findinig original parts for your vintage Datsun isn’t an easy task. So whenever me or my Buddy Stefan find something nice or even totally random, we share it with each other. At one point i stumbled on an online ad on a swiss website with not much information, selling “240K-GT and 2400 GT” Parts. Without expecting much, i shared the link with my man. A few days later i got the reply “Jackpot!” and later an explanation. It seems like an elderly man, which owned several original are swiss market Datsuns like the 2400 GT (aka C10 “Hakosuka” Skyline) and or 240K-GT (aka C110 “Kenmary”Skyline) in his life and back…

  • 240Z: Swiss 1969 Datsun brochure & Swiss market 280ZX Catalogue

    Unfortunately i’m super busy with my new job position, but i plan to return to the car projects, as soon as things calm down. On the positive side is that i can save money for some bigger tasks on the list. And even though i’m quite busy due to various circumstances, i still find time to purchse some nice documents every now and then. Today some nice swiss Datsun / Nissan Brochures arrived here from the UK: The first one is an 1969 Swiss sales brochure, which features six cars, but only five of them are for sale Because the 6th one is the Nissan R381 Prototype racecar listed here…

  • 240Z: More rare Datsun Documents

    Lately i came across a few interesting Datsun Documents again, So naturally i had to collect them: The first one is a weird oversized Nissan KYXX Concept car brochure. I was hoping it had some information about nissan switzerland, but all it has is this strange concept car’s information: The second one is a super rare Swiss-made Nissan / Datsun Z book. Which tells the story about the Z. It has some rare swiss footage and photos from the early Datsun-scene in switzerland. And is generally pretty well made. It features some nice information, which is rarely seen in the more widespread english books. It seems pretty well researched. But…