Oh dear, I’ve done it again… I’ve bought another one! Not content with having fourteen Datsuns, I felt the need to go buy an E10 Cherry four door. Well… It was very cheap! It has more than its fair share of dents but very little rust. Most significant was some frontal damage which I’m in the process of repairing as you can see. This entailed fitting a new front panel and valance as well as a new wing and bonnet. Once this is done it should be completely solid again, although long term it will need a respray and a general tidy up. Not bad for £50 though!
For some of the people who travelled in this post face-lift 130 Cedric wagon, it was most likely the last Datsun they ever travelled in. That’s because it’s a Norwegian funeral car. This unusual application for a Cedric was recently discovered by a member of the Datsun PMC Register of Norway. Being a funeral car, I would imagine that it’s not only been very well looked after, but has had quite an easy life, so it should still be in tip top condition. What a great find!
Just how many rare Datsuns can one man find? Svein-Erik has acquired yet another desirable Datsun, this time a 1968 520, bit not the usual pickup… this one is a van! Despite having side windows, technically this is a van rather than a wagon, due to it having two doors rather than four. It looks to be in fair condition and I can’t wait to get a closer look at it later this year, when I’ll be attending the annual Datsun / PMC register show in Vikersund, Norway.