Okay, so we’re lying, but we would seriously TRY not to change this thing at all. We’re pretty sure that wouldn’t last long, but we certainly like this one enough to put the effort in to leaving it alone. But…if we were to do something to this incredibly rare 1965 NL320 then I would think it might involve dropping it a bit, adding some really cool 1965ish supercharger or turbo and then maybe a tiny bit more tire out back.
What would you do to it?
Whatever it is, don’t tell the seller because he might not like us for these dirty thoughts.
Here is all the info the seller provided in the ad.
1965 Datsun NL320 “Sports Truck” One of 1,000 produced, possibly under 200 left; very rare!
Selling because of lack of indoor storage, which it really should have!
Red (older job, I would def. refinish if keeping) shines up very well.
New orig. style vinyl interior, red/black. Non-original rubber mats. Z-Car glue-in headliner.
E-1 original 1200-cc. 60-hp. four cylinder, two-bbl., starts first time and runs smoothly. Doubt engine ever opened since new. Unique 4-speed on steering column!
Replaced/rebuilt in last five years: generator, brake cylinders and shoes (excl. m-cyl.), battery, fan belt, tune-up kit, water pump, radiator, heater radiator, fuel tank cleaned and ‘sloshed’, air/oil/fuel filters, and more.
Radial w/w tires, may have original spare. Exhaust system sound condition.
Rare original hydraulic jack, and ‘purse tray’ under dash.
New set of NORS king pins included.
Rust: maybe, but besides a few freckles in the floor of the bed, I can’t find any. Very slight old body damage observable; some repaired.
Chrome and stainless trim: good to very good, and complete. Glass: good.
Note: unique tail light lenses show some interior age lines, but smooth and bright. Chrome trim shiny, but will need re-plating eventually.
This little ‘truckette’ was in indoor storage for over ten years, and is in very presentable ‘original’ condition. It drives extremely well, and turns heads wherever it goes! With good indoor storage, it could be enjoyed as/is for years, or easily restored to show or auction condition. Odometer should prob. show 117,880. Based on the Datsun two-door station wagon body, it has seven inches more floor length than N320 pickups; important if you’re not a Geisha-size!!
Do not buy this Datsun if you want to go unnoticed on the street or at show n’ shines! It is the ultimate mini-truck, and bright red to boot!
Seller can provide many other details by email or phone, poss. many more detail photos if requested.
Wick Humble, author of “How to Restore Your Datsun Z-Car”, in print 25-years now.
Also: I have another project NL320, very rare factory black color, that is available reduced to $2,000.000; rough and missing parts, a big project!
Asking $8,999.00 NO checks of any kind accepted, cash or PayPal only.