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« on: June 28, 2020, 09:06:21 PM »

One of my New York buddies sent me some photos from a swap meet he was at today.
I thought this was an MG with aftermarket rear lights, but it's actually a Datsun.
Love the sideways facing rear seat!
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 09:08:27 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 09:09:03 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 09:09:35 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 08:08:09 AM »

Nice looking car car, that rear seat is different
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 09:36:17 AM »

I guess it's a sensible solution to the lack of legroom, but I wonder if it was factory standard or an owner conversion?
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 03:12:37 PM »

Looks like the car's a Datsun Fairlady.

Watching at the video, the presenter says the rear seat was standard for the Japanese market, but not for the American market.

Here's a couple up for sale
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1151251
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1191681

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLBymrHssro


Small bit of background info
https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/1968-70-datsun-2000-roadster

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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 07:48:23 AM »

Nice little video.
Didn't shean Connery drive something similar in the first James Bond film?
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 07:27:37 PM »

Nice little video.
Didn't shean Connery drive something similar in the first James Bond film?

In Doctor No he drove a British Sunbeam Alpine.

In You Only Live Twice he was in a Toyota 2000, which is very collectable nowadays, even the price of the model made by Corgi costs a few bob.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 10:24:23 PM »

Yeah, it was the Toyota I was thinking of.
I've seen that somewhere -the Bond exhibition at Beaulieu maybe? I'm sure the display info said they'd wanted a hard top, but Connery was too tall for it, so they had to go with the soft top version.
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