Trans Am Truckin’

A decade can make such a difference. In 1988, you would most likely have dropped your Datsun 620 pickup as low as possible, maybe fitted some billet rims, a Ratical roof conversion and gone for a pastel ‘cal look’ paint job. A decade earlier and it might have had the rear end jacked up sky high, some fat slot mags wrapped in white lettered ‘General Grabbers’ and a cab full of shag pile and buttoned draylon. Maybe a little metalflake too? Then again, you might have gone for the then contemporary IMSA look, much like this truck featured in Truckin’ magazine in June 1978.  While to our modern eyes, this might look a visitor from the time that taste forgot, I kind of miss the days where totally wild customs ruled and people were unafraid to build something really crazy. Just look at this thing… apart from those huge IMSA arches, there’s suicide doors, a hefty roof chop and best of all, custom painted graphics in three shades of brown. Brown!  Who these days would build a race car inspired pickup with brown stripes!? Click though for more of a look…

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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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