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Datsun 240K GT sedan C110 bridging the gap in Düsseldorf – Family Album Treasures

Today’s Family Album Treasure Datsun 240K GT C110 isn’t part of someone’s family album. That’s because it’s an official press photo by Nissan/Datsun Germany! And the amazement over this photo doesn’t stop there either as I have so many questions about it! Let’s start to unravel this mystery photo!

Datsun 240K GT HGLC110 - Nissan GMBH press photo
Datsun 240K GT HGLC110 – Nissan GMBH press photo

Datsun 240K GT HGLC110

Let’s begin with the Datsun 240K GT, this car is actually a left-hand-drive export model of the Nissan Skyline C110. The trim level is mostly similar to the Japanese GT, but thanks to not being obstructed by engine capacity taxation, it features the larger 2.4 litre L24 engine. HGLC110 is the official code for this particular C110. Another major difference is the location of the steering wheel and the driver seat. These are now on the left side of the car. This makes this car super rare as there were only a few thousand in left-hand-drive produced.

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Video: LHD Nissan Skyline 240K in Kuwait

There have been only a few places around the world that actually got LHD Nissan Skylines during the late 60s and 70s: (some countries in) Europe and the Middle East. Most Europeans did not care very much for Japanese cars and our climate isn’t that friendly to them either, so guess where you can find them nowadays…
LHD Nissan Skyline in Kuwait
Bingo! ;)

In the Middle East the rust monster leaves them alone and their only thread is a bunch of Kuwaitis hooning a couple of LHD Datsun 240K C110s and C210s: Continue reading

WTF: Monstertruck crushing a Skyline C110

We all know this little equation is right: Monstertruck + old cars = madness…
Monstertruck crushing a Skyline C110
But using (presumably) a Datsun 240K HGLC110 as crushing material equals sadness to me. ;(

According to the source it is in the Netherlands or Belgium. Since I don’t think the houses and streetsigns match any generic Dutch town it must have been the Belgians who were out of their minds in the early 80s. ;)

Japanese Rustoseums (part thirty-one)

Sad but true: I’m already at part thirty-one of this series! :(
This time I have a video from the land down under where the Datsun are so unloved that they are rusting away somewhere in a junkyard. The video has the suitable title Where Datsuns go to die.

I counted two 240K coupes, two 240K sedans and a bunch of other interesting Datsuns like a Cedric 220 and 330! What a terrible shame!

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