Kidney, Anyone? 18,000-Mile Datsun Bluebird 411

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This incredible 1968 Datsun Bluebird 411 is probably the closest you’ll ever get to owning a time capsule car. According to the seller, this RHD predecessor to the Datsun 510 lived in a New Zealand museum for 20 years before it was imported to the US. The odometer reads only 18,179 miles and the condition certainly seems to affirm the claim.

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The only speck of rust appears to be some surface oxidization on the air cleaner. Three of the four headlights are still the original, four decade old Toshiba units. The auction says 1968, but we believe the final 410/411 Bluebird was built in 1967, not that this small nit detracts from the car at all.

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Somber colors ruled mid-60s Japan and elephant gray fits a Datsun from this era perfectly. Take a glimpse inside the trunk and you might think it was painted yesterday. The bright red interior contrasts nicely, looks simple and purposeful, and is flawlessly preserved.

The bidding is up to $6,600 right now with 24 hungry mouse clicks vying for the top spot. Is this car kidney-worthy? How much do you think it’s worth?

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10 Responses to Kidney, Anyone? 18,000-Mile Datsun Bluebird 411

  1. banpei said:

    I’m afraid my kidney isn’t worth enough…. :(
    BTW: the legroom in the back is a bit…uhm…tight. :D

  2. Toyotageek said:

    Gee, a car like that could easily make me change marques… how’s Datsungeek sound? :D

  3. Ben said:

    I’d probably get you confused with Datsunfreak :)

  4. Toyotageek said:

    Oh JEEZ! Don’t do that! :P

  5. colink said:

    I like that a lot especially those wheels

  6. redsunday said:

    Haha its from invercargil! Im suprised it hasnt rusted to bits!

  7. kyteler said:

    Mind your manners redsunday! I’m from Invercargill and my 1963 Prince Skyline hasn’t rusted to bits :P Also, Southland has the largest number of oldschool/classic cars per head of population in NZ.

    It’s a strangely common car of sorts, there always seems to be at least one or two for sale somewhere in the country and usually in fairly good condition. I remember there being a red one sat at a country garage near where I used to live for many a year, finally disappeared a few years back, not sure to where.

  8. MikeRL411 said:

    My 1967 RL411 is the USA export version, bucket seats greatly alleviate the back seat knee space. I have the “modified to fit” 1600 type R engine and a Borg Warner automatic transmission. 158,000 miles so far.

  9. dedred said:

    oil change every 2000 k?!!!
    those guys were soaking the customer.
    that thing could go 50000k with no oil change.
    the motor never stopped turning.

    see ya

  10. mikeahmad said:

    i would like to know what is the price to sell with shipping to newyork .