So I better start with the story. I've been wanting one of these things for about 10 years now.
Obviously they aren't the easiest cars to come by at the best of times. Anyway back around the early 2000's (03-04?) one came up on datnet from Vince (owned a well known orange rotary powered 1600 - PLEEZN
) for the reasonable price of $200. Minus an engine but from the rest looked complete.
Unfortunately at the time I was building my 180b, living at home and limited monetary funds so I was unable to buy it. Luckily someone on there did by and it went from somewhere around punchbowl up to the central coast. Not long after that guy decided it was going to be to much work and offered it up for free to whoever collected it.
Jon from Datnet collected it and stored it in his garage for a while before (i'm guessing here), needing the space back, so off it went to another member Graeme and in the back of his shed.
Fast forward 6 or so years to the present and it's now sitting in my driveway. To my surprise is very complete and in reasonable condition for a 46 year old car.
According to the ID plate, it's a 1965 P411 wagon. However the tailights and crossover wipers suggest it's a P410. Around that time though it wasn't uncommon for Datsun to have crossover models that carried parts over from older models, so I guess it's possible.
Anyway, today I took a few snaps, the only things missing from the car so far is a motor, radiator and keys. I had already preempted the pickup and got myself a J15 motor & radiator that needed a bit of love out of a 620.
Enough talking, onto the pictures;
Engine bay as it stands, everything present (except the obvious). Noting the weird way the engine mounts.
Front end all there
ID plate, I was always of the assumption all 65 models were P410's?
Front Interior all there, front seat needs repairs, dash uncracked, steering wheel in decent condition except for some cracks around the base plastic.
Rear seat - surprisingly good
Fuel filler behind the rear number plate - cool
Spare tyre, jack & rats nest all present. You can even see the original colour on the back of the floor hood
The ass end - noting the 410 lights and interesting metal symbols that are present on both sides
The worst of a very small amount of rust on the whole car (drivers side rear quarter)
Last one of the motor I picked up. Looks bad but after about 20 cans of degreaser and some elbow grease is getting there.
Priorities are to get it running first and tidy the engine bay, around get the brakes sorted around the same time. It will be a lot of tidying up things and fiddly crap to get it looking decent. Only looking at historic rego at this stage.