• 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 complete Story of Prince / Datsun / Nissan in Switzerland

    In order to uncover and bring you the (most) complete story of Datsun / Prince and Nissan in switzerland from the very beginning to today, i went through the major task of reading hundreds hundreds of documents, tracked down more than 350 Commercial register entries of more than 35 associated companies and spent hours in various online and physical archives and libraries. I’ve talked to dozens of involved people and collected hundreds of rare internal and public documents over the years to painstakingly puzzle it all together. Since the story grew quite big once i fell into the rabbithole of information, i decided to split it into different slices, which…

  • 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,…

  • HISTORY: The story of Datsun, Nissan & Prince Switzerland – Part 2 “The different companies”

    This is the second part of a multi-post series about the (hi)story of Datsun, Prince and Nissan in switzerland.  Check out the other parts HERE This post might get a bit nerdy, but once i started to itnvestigate the story, i found more and more companies involved and thought it makes sense to give you an overview first, before we go into the story itself. In the upcoming insights of what was later known as Datsun (Suisse) SA and today is known as Nissan Switzerland the different companies will be mentioned every now and then. So this is kind of a “map” to understand the rest of the story in…

  • HISTORY: A load of rare datsun Switzerland documents arrived

    Yesterday i got quite a load of rare early Datsun (Suisse) SA documents. I found them in france and therefore most of them are french or both french and german language. It seems like you find the same documents all the time for sale online, but these are quite rare and most of them i’ve never seen before. Honestly i din’t even know some of them even existed. Let’s have a closer look at some of the documents (that one with the blue/red datsun sign is from france and i will not show it in detail here therefore) One is a datsun 260Z 2+2 Spec sheet. Honestly i’ve never seen…

  • 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,…

  • EK9: Swiss Civic 99-00 Hatchback sales brochure

    A while ago i realized i don’t own a singlel Swiss Civic 99-00 Hatchback document, despite the fact i’ve owned a few of those over the years. So i immediately went to search for one and after a few weeks i finally found one for sale and had to get it. Asie from the usual marketing figures and pictures, it also shows some references to the NSX NA1 And the Specsheet of the various versions available in switzerland, the 1,4LS (EJ9), the 1,5LS (EK3) and 1,6VTi versions (EK4). It’s kind of funny i both owned the lowest spec and highest spec of all those versions. It also shows a little…

  • HISTORY: The story of Datsun, Nissan & Prince Switzerland – Part 1 “Prince”

    This is the first part of a multi-post series about the (hi)story of Datsun, Prince and Nissan in switzerland.  Check out the other parts HERE. Part 1 is about the Prince / PMC (Prince Motor Corporation) / PMC Mikado brand in switzerland. I decided to start with this, since it’s the shortest and probably simplest story of them all. Here’s a brief history overview about the Company A.P. Glättli, that was the import-company of the Prince brand in switzerland, based on the commercial register Entries i found: – In early 1929, Mr. Paul Glättli opened a Car repair shop on the Hauptstrasse (Main street) in Hedingen, the “Paul Glättli Garage”…

  • NEWS: New Car related Instagram Account

    I’m currently reorganizing a few things social-media wise, and decided to split my Personal and car related stuff. The previous instagram account  @JDMjunkies.ch is from now on only for my private stuff (cooking, photography, etc..) While the new @JDMjunkies.ch_offical is now only about this website and my car projects. I’ll try to rename the old account at some point to avoid confusion, but it seems to be tricky to find a good account name 🙂 Make sure to follow (and or unfollow) the right accounts to stay updated. Going back to regular car related posts soon, once i’ve sorted out all of this 🙂