AZhitman wrote:.......Here's what I know thus far - 1960 was only the 3rd year for Datsuns to be sold in the US, and VERY few were brought over. She's a '60 "Standard" 310, which means she was the "base" model - no fancy trim. 4-speed 1200cc, which means she was the "hot rod" of the two models (the other had a 1000cc engine). Red interior, bamboo exterior, $1710 brand new....
In 1971 the 2nd car I owned was a 1963 four door Bluebird sedan that I bought from a buddy's dad for $400 after I abandoned my 1961 Corvair when it caught fire in the desert at Baker, CA. We hitchhiked the rest of the way to Vegas and then hitchhiked home. The 63 Bluebird body was similar to your Bluebird truck with squarer edges and after a fender bender the hood was replaced and painted by an artist friend (beach bum) with a rising sun. I also had surfboard racks mounted on top and drove it all over SoCal for about 4 years looking for good waves.
AZhitman wrote:.....I'll do some "automotive archaeology" here in the next few days and tell you guys what I find out (and post pics).
The one quirk I remember about this car was that it was positive ground which was not uncommon in foreign cars of the era. Is yours?