This is a really obscure model, the Datsun 300-GL. This South African version of the 230 model looks to be based on the Japanese Nissan Gloria rather than the Cedric like most other export markets. The raised bonnet, and grille with large single headlights are both features of the Japanese Gloria. I’ve no idea if this was a fully imported model or locally assembled. It’s also interesting to note that the name ‘300C’ was being applied to this model in South Africa more than a decade before the Y30 model Nissan 300C hit the market in the UK.


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