Thursday, February 9, 2012

1967 Datsun 411 - An Unmolested Survivor

There is very little info in this ad, but I had to point it out any.

The 411 was a Pininfarina design and had a European look to it. It was Nissan / Datsun's first real success in North America. In 1964, the year it was introduced (as the 410), Datsun sold over 100,000 cars in the US for the first time.

This car is an unmolested 42,000 mile survivor. The body is said to be solid. It has a new carburetor and brakes. It recently passed British Columbia's AirCare emissions test.

These cars came in two versions; PL411 and RL411. The PL411 had a single carb 1299cc engine that produced just 67 horsepower. The RL411 came with a 1595cc engine with dual carbs that produced 97 horsepower. Sadly, this car appears to be a PL411.

Even though it's not the faster RL411, this car is still remarkable for its original condition. Let's hope the new owner appreciates that and keeps it as is.

Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

A big thanks to Milo for sending me the link to this car!

3 comments:

bluetoes591 said...

There is a second 411 for sale in the area, perhaps more intriguing than this one, though it has been for sale for long enough that it must be rough. http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/cto/2769765726.html

Somebody I know has seen the red car, apparently it's not quite as nice as it appears.

Milo

"The 411 has been for sale for a while, and I even went to see it. It's fairly rough (some rust, serious dents) and comes with some replacement panels because of this.

It does have potential as a vintage rally car, but its far from fit for shows and would need paint, body work and mechanical work to get there.

He told me his bottom line is $3k, but I think that's still too much. Apparently the rest of the world agrees as it hasn't sold.

I much prefer these to the 510 - just love the lines with a sporty lil' motor..."

rrshadow2 said...

I think it's odd that BC makes a car that old pass an emissions test!! How crazy is that??? In Washington State and even then just the Seattle area they only make cars newer than 25 years old pass these tests and if you live in a rural area they don't make you pass anything

bluetoes591 said...

AirCare is a Vancouver area only emissions test. Most of BC is untested. Emissions testing is done to much looser standards for older cars, but certain models such as Datsun Fairlady Roadsters are notorious for failing.