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Leif Hoegh.

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Shipmate,
the Japs cometh! Look like Datsun 120´s to me so this photo must have been taken about 1970.
Next stop are the Chinese. Their first exported cars arrived in the Netherlands last year, so it won´t be long before they hit our shores.

regards,
Rick
 

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Just seen this in random images-- I think they are actually Datsun 100A "Cherry" --possibly early versions,or this pic could be mid 70s or so-- I was unfortunate to have one such ,WVL 58S,gently rusting on my drive circa late seventies-- it was covered in rust from 18 months of age!Cost me £1500 second hand at 15 months old, the front wings had already been replaced, but it was fit only for scrap by about 1981. How times have changed!!

By contrast, the (to my then eyes) very desirable 120Y had a coupe/fastback shape with a huge rear window-- I envied the ownership of such by my favorite skipper, Captain John Conn, who came from near Whitby-- great fella, even if in hindsight his taste in cars was little better than mine!
 

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AH the 120Y heated rear window, wasnt that to keep your hands warm whilst you pushed it LOL
 

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Ah! Datsun Cherries.(Thumb)
They actually had carpets, screen washers, seatbelts and heaters as standard! Couldn't get on with the 120Y the rear cill was too high.
I wrote my 100A off on my way back to college in Southampton. Lovely little car. Brand new it cost me £750 (DAT285K) and had 6,000 miles on it when I wrote it off. I got more back than I paid for it! To paraphrase Sgt. Pepper "I knew a man who was really in the motor trade".
So I got the estate car version which cost me £1100 brand new (GKH932L)but it was white so I started painting it black. Never quite finished it including 4 headlights and Capri rear lights, widened arches and front spoiler. Boy racer, Yeah! 10 minutes to change a clutch. Fast little sucker as well especially with a skimmed cylinder head and 4 star go juice.
Because I missed so much time at Soton they sent me back to sea after some sick leave. While on leave I met 'er indoors and when I came back they sent me to South Shields Martec to try electronics again. Best buy I ever made. 'Er indoors finally wrote it off in an argument with a milk float just after the one with the Hull Corporation bus.:sweat:
 

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DAT and GKH give away the North Banker in you-- whilst the WVL (weevil for endearment) denotes the sunny, South side of the river, being a Lincoln reg number!
 

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