The Datsun 520/521 pickup was built from 1965 through 1972, right in the middle of the biggest explosion in performance and horsepower in the US market. But Nissan didn’t care, they were building a simple car for simple people and it was powered by a 1.3 to 1.6 liter J-series inline4 that made about as much power as the average domestic’s air conditioning system consumes at idle. Find this 1970 Datsun 520 Pickup offered for $6,700 in San Ysidro, CA via craigslist.
I love craigslist. It is the best place for finding picture of a picture in an advertisement. Some sellers don’t have camera phones or the capability of uploading digital photos –and there is nothing wrong with that — but the guy (or gal) who takes a picture of a picture is indeed a strange character. […]
We haven’t featured many E12s on these pages, probably because they come from the worst years of smog restriction (that causes major problems here in Cali) and it is overshadowed by the faster and more capable E28. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the Paul Bracq designed 5er, and what better way to demonstrate that […]