• 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:…

  • 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 rare 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: 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…

  • OTHER: Greetings from the Julierpass

    The last days we spent skiing with some friends in St.Moritz which was all great itself. But the real fun was the way there and back. Ok the way there was late at night in the dark so i took driving easy. But the way back was absolutely glorious! We initially planned to drive back over the Flüelen or Albula pass but both of them where closed because of snow / Winter-time. The other Route via davos would include loading the car on a train for a part of the trip, which i wanted to avoid, so this is basically the only route left (except a long detour via the…

  • 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…

  • OTHER: Cagedude Tomodachi stickers

    Is it christmas yet? Yes it is! And therefore i got a set of brand new released tomodachi stickers by Stefan over at Cagedude in my mail! Thanks a lot, mate! I love them and i’ll find a nice place to stick them on 🙂

  • OTHER: Honda E test drive

    In search for my wifes next car, which she wants to be electric, we decided to test the Honda E. After we tested the Mazda MX-30 the other day to have a somewhat direct comparison. To be honest the two concepts are very similar. Same battery size, same power, most of the features are the same, the price is more or less the same,  handling and even the interieur look is very similar. The main difference is: You get more car for the price from mazda when it’s about the size and overall costs. Also real Cork. But first. when we arrived we got greeted by this nice Citroen Mehari.…

  • 240Z: My first ever CAD Design (Tank rubber pieces)

    I work with CAD Drawings and renderings daily in my work life and always wanted to learn how to draw them. When i realized i need those 240Z Tank rubber pieces redone and probably should make a nice drawing, that seemed like the perfect occasion to download FreeCAD and spend an hour on youtube watching beginners guides to CAD Drawing. I’m used to electronis CAD programs so it’s not completely new, allthough i’ve never designed something 3D CAD. Until today. I got the hang for simple basics pretty fast and here i have my first design for the rubber piece: Of course this is something stupidly simple, but just perfect…