• 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…

  • 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).…

  • 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…

  • 240Z: Repair tools kit pt. 1

    Lately i’ve started collecting the tools for a complete Toolkit for the Z: Which includes this packing slip, from a genuine swiss Z: You can see there are still quite some things missing. but at least i got some of the nissan branded tools already, like the wrenches: The wheel stopper set: Spare lug nuts (not sure if they’re part of the toolkit. I’ve seen it listed in a later version of the above toolkit slip. But they’re nice to have anyway! And the original tookit bag. Whit is missing currently are the scissor jack, the lug nut wrench, and at least a pliers and one screwdriver from the toolkit…

  • 240Z: Random Parts and automobilia picked up

    When i picked up the big parts Lot a few weeks ago, we forgot to load a few parts into the car, so today i went back there to pick up the missing parts (which are all sold already!). It included an E30 exhaust Manifold, 260Z centercaps, a front bumper and a glovebox.. . I also got gifted a bag of 280ZX and some S30 diecast cars, which i donated to a collector and 280ZX owner i know: Also got a few Keychains and a Safari rally quadruple-crown sticker. The sticker is original Datsun. The keychain is from a swiss datsun dealership, but a generic item which could be branded…

  • 240Z: More rare Datsun Switzerland documents arrived again

    I’m working on a big story about the Datsun Switzerland history, and therefore i’m collecting old Datsun (Suisse) SA / and Fehlman Motor group Documents. Not all of them, but i’m trying to focus on the rare and old ones. So these days i got a few Documents in my mailbox again. The first item is a swiss Datsun 1300 A4 double-sided catalog flyer, from 1967. Which i found for sale in france… The interesting thing here is that both Datsun (Suisse) SA and Nissan Motor Co Foreign trade division names are printed on the Flyer. It also mentions that this Flyer was printed in japan. So it must have…

  • 240Z: The big “Barn Find” parts lot

    Disclaimer: Nothing in this post is for sale – Do not ask me, thanks! What qualifies something as a “barn find” has been discussed previously. But nevertheless, i found these parts covered in dust in an old shed. They were not exactly “forgotten about”, but stored there in many years. The story behind them unfortunately includes a bit of human tragedy. After many years, i was the lucky one to buy the whole lot. Well sort of. Since i’m not exactly a hoarder and did not want to have many more parts of those i already own, i made an agreement with a Friend who basically bought the whole lot…