Mr. K's 100th Birthday Party at the Datsun Heritage Museum

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As we mentioned last week, the Datsun Heritage Museum observed Mr. K’s 100th birthday on September 19.  A Datsun-only car show was held in Katayama-san’s honor, and here are the photos.

Lest we be found guilty of portraying Zs and 510s only, here’s a Datsun 320 pickup upstaging a couple of nice Roadsters and two 510s way in the back.

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A 620 pickup and Sunny sedan.

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Here’s something rare – a Datsun NL320, which has the face of a 320 pickup, but the bed and cab have fused into one.

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Possibly even rarer, a Datsun Bluebird P312, complete with hand crank engine and a well-worn patina. If the restoration is half as good as the owner’s other work, this will look gorgeous when it’s done.

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Roadsters galore.

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When was the last time you saw a Nissan motorsports division original resettable tachometer?

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Cool license plate, *wink wink*.

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Okay, you can have your badass 510s now.

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With beautiful Wats.

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Bombshell Betty?

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One of the things we love about the Datsun Heritage Museum is that they do a great job of rotating the display vehicles regularly. There’s something new to see with each visit, like this turquoise B210 coupe.

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Plus a 1976 B210 sedan of exactly the same color, donated last year by a museum patron. Just 13 years separate the B210 and the R32 Skyline. When else are you going to see these two side by side?

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The museum is in the process of restoring this 1959 Datsun 1000 (aka Bluebird 210).

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Before we go, have a slice of cake for Mr. K!

More photos in the gallery below.

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9 Responses to Mr. K's 100th Birthday Party at the Datsun Heritage Museum

  1. colink said:

    Superb pictures as always

  2. Rob said:

    love the race prepped roadster!

  3. Skylines & Z's said:

    Great cars.. thanks for posting these beautiful photos

  4. Lincoln Stax said:

    The B210 next to the R32 Skyline is a 4-door, but I’ll let that go since “Okay, you can have your badass 510s now” made me laugh out loud. I hope whoever is restoring that P312 Bluebird doesn’t overdo it. That sort of patina can’t be faked. I also loved the NL320 unibody truck. I’ve never seen one before. Didn’t even know they existed. Great photos, and I’m seething with jealousy, I mean thankful to you for posting them up.

  5. Chris Breyer said:

    Good Job Ben!

    Thanks for everything!

  6. Roger Williams said:

    Beautiful Datsuns, of course! But, let’s acknowledge the legend himself! Happy birthday MR.K!

  7. John Steele said:

    I sold the Red 1959 Datsun 1000 a few years ago to someone,I think he was from the Seattle Area too.I sold w/o title.I since have found the “affidavit in lieu title” (Wash.State) If this is something you need please let me know.John. jdsteele1@yahoo.com

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