• 240Z: The rest of the missing Datsun toolkit arrived

    Keen readers might remember i was collecting parts to puzzle together an original, complete tool kit. With my first orders i got some wrong parts and some were still missing. Thanks to a tip from my Datsun-Mate Dan. i recently found this kit with the exact missing parts for sale in UK. Naturally i had to get it. So this is what arrived today: An original Nissan branded pliers, along with a double-headed screwdriver And s et of wrenches. This time metric ones and not inch-based sizes. I still have to check all the details. But i guess with my previous purchases the kit is complete now. More parts are…

  • 240Z: Small gimmicks arrived (Contacts, Book & RAL chart)

    You may have realized by now that the project is a bit on hold by now. The reason is i took over a management role in my job, and besides i’m also studying management. Good thing is after some first chaos i’ve settled in my new position and things are getting calmer and then i have my exams soon, so after that i have finally much more free time  (after 2 years of school = home-study in the evenings and school on the weekends). The plan is to  jump right back at where the project stopped aroun april 2022 and go full throttle. i really want to complete this build…

  • HISTORY: The story of Datsun, Nissan & Prince Switzerland – Part 3 “The early years” (1960 – 1977)

    This is the third part of a multi-post series about the (hi)story of Datsun, Prince and Nissan in switzerland.  Check out the other parts HERE In this third installment we’re looking at the inside of Datsun (Suisse) SA and the Fehlmann Motor Group (excluding the industrial vehicles, which will be covered in a later post) in the years 1960-1977 a bit more in-depht. It was basically the period when the Datsun brand was brought to switzerland and established as a serious car brand from scratch. Remember, back then japan was still a far away and “mystic” country, and it took serious efforts to get goods to the other side of…

  • 240Z: Repair tools kit pt. 2

    A while ago i decided to get myself a complete, original toolkit for the Z, just for completeness sake. In part 1 of the story, i got my first items, but i realized that some of the tools where not from the Z as they where not metric. It’s nothing high on my bucket list, but when i see something for sale locally and the price is ok, i try to get it. So this is why i got a few things in front of my door today, all the way from a german 240Z owner. Still have to figure out if all the pieces are really from the 240Z,…

  • 240Z: Rare vintage german tuning catalogue + 1981 Sales brochure

    Well, i found some interesting Datsun related documents again: The first one is a swiss market 1981 Datsun sales brochure, with the complete lineup: The interesting part here is that it also includes vehicles from the “Datsun undustriemaschinen” subsidiary comanpy, which are forklifts, the Datsun Homer and Urvan. Then i found this rare Z & ZX Accessproes cataöpgie om germany. A rare Z-related vintage tuning catalogue from the early 80ies: It features all kind of aftermarket and Official datsun competition components. It seems like they imported the parts from  Japan directly: The owner of the company was Andreas Günther, And it was located in Berlin. It is 20 pages strong,…

  • 240Z: Promodet Japan large capacity Oil pan arrived

    Well thanks to an input from a datsun group i found an Oil pan i’ve been searching for for a while. Last time i lost the Auction, but this time i was better prepared, and today it finally showed up at my doorstep: The Promodet L6 Large capacity oil Pan: The manufacturer, Promodet Japan, is still active today, but is a well-known porsche tuner these days. I’ve seen those oil pans a few times in Japan, but they seem pretty rare. I wonder if anybody has mor information on their S30 / 240Z parts lineup they used to have? Old catalogue pages, advertising, etc anyone? would love to see the…

  • 240Z: The rest of the parts from the “Barn find” lot

    So a few days ago i was able to pick up the remaining parts from the Big “Barn find lot” The owner  had kept three boxes of various fasteners for the 240Z for himself, since he had to assemble his car first. This is what is left over. All nicely cleaned and with a fresh coat of zinc and yellow passivated: The parts are nicely split up into “random fasteners”: Metric bolts and self-cutting screws Nuts and shims: So that “sub-project” is now completed as well. Not sure however if those parts really all belong to the 240Z. Some of them don’t seem familier.. but that doesn’t matter i’m sure…

  • 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…