• 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 found an old Ad for this Oil Pan in the February 1996 “AutoWorks” Magazine (Japan), listed in one corner (rest of the ad is mostly Porsche stuff) for…

  • 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…

  • 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…