The Last PMC Clipper in Finland?

Juhani Halmeenmaki has located this super rare Prince (PMC) Clipper truck (model AQTI) in Finland. This one has languished, abandoned for 20 years, Long enough for the rear end to sink into the ground! It was owned by a gypsy who transported horses with it. Juhani says this is probably the last Clipper in Finland. The vehicle has now been stripped of any useful parts which will be passed to Svein-Erik Finnerud in Norway to help with the restoration of his own Prince Clipper.

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Cherry Wagon

A friend of mine recently told me of an E10 model Datsun Cherry estate he’d spotted abandoned in the corner of a car sales yard. I went to investigate and it appears to be in fairly good condition and certainly worth saving. So far efforts to find the owner have drawn a blank, unfortunately. E10 estates are pretty rare now, so it would be nice to save this one...

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Happy Campers

It’s amazing what you find when you’re out and about. I was just driving along today, out towards the Isle of Purbeck, when I spotted this unusual 620 camper on a garage forecourt! It’s not actually in bad shape, although it’s beginning to suffer the usual 620 grot. Sadly, I suspect that if it doesn’t get help soon it’ll go the way of most Datsun 620 pickups…

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It’s not the first time I’ve happened upon a crusty old Datsun 620 camper in desperate need of help.I spotted this crusty and laughably overpriced example back in 1997…

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Svein Erik finds a Gloria

Svein-Erik Finnerud of the Datsun PMC Register sent me these pictures of a Prince Gloria (S40 model), which he spotted abandoned just outside Kristiansand, in his native Norway. These were marketed as a Prince B200 in Norway. The body looks to be in very good condition and the car seems to be complete.

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It’s amazing to find one of these at all as they are certainly very rare, but to find one in this condition is incredible. Svein-Erik already owns one of these cars which is in need of total restoration…

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