1973 Datsun 620 L16 from North America
Excellent except for the usual complaints: body rust, brake drums and Hitachi carburetor
I bought this truck in 1990 in Victoria, BC for $110 CDN. After a rebuild, it had given me good service. In 2001 I drove the truck from Vancouver Island to Edmonton, Alberta (800 miles) at a fairly high and constant speed. I was using a lower grade fuel and I believe this caused an exhaust valve to burn out. I was given an inspection order in Nanaimo and the truck has been off the road since then.
I took the head off and had a machine shop in Nanaimo replace the burnt valve and supply a head gasket and kit. It is now 2010 and I need to get it back on the road
This is a truck that has served me well, is simple and easy to maintain and service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th June, 2010
2nd Jan 2011, 15:39
I own a 1973 620 pickup, bone stock. It's the third Datsun I've had. First was a 510 wagon sometime in the early 1980's, second was a 620 pickup a few years later. I think it was a 1976, and I had forgotten how much fun these little trucks are. The more I drive it, the better I like it. It has no rust and I am replacing all the door seals. It is geared high, but I'm not in a hurry to get anywhere at this point. It's what made mini trucks as popular as they are today. I don't regret buying it at all. You want "old school"; this is it!!