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    Very Cool early 1960's Datsun Dealer board

    Hey gang,

    Thought I'd post a pic of this up for you! As usual a good friend and I out negotiating on one piece on Japanese memorabilia for the museum and come home with something completely different!

    This was original dealer board from a Datsun garage from the early 60's featuring the Bluebird 320 range. Unusual to see something from a Australian dealer that early entirely in Japanese script. Stands nearly 5 feet tall with the frame made from silky oak, nearly a two person job to carry it. New piece of glass and a polish will be good as new. Enjoy, worth the 3 hour drive we think!


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    very nice mate!

    i happened to find a bloke getting rid of the old Datsun dealer signs- two are complete with wiring etc- like they just cut it off the top of the power pole....lucky we took the xr8 ute- don't think they would have fit in the prince!




    A 320 ute, 2 roadsters, 2 1200's ...... & a Prince.

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    those are some very nice finds! ive been on the lookout for an old datsun sign for the garage, ive seen a few from dealerships floating around ebay/craigslist..but they usually want quite a bit of money

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    GBG - mate they are SWEET!

    Are you going to wire them up and get them working??

    The chap I got the board does have a couple more so when a few more dollars are in the bank they will come home too.

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    Nice find go baby go... :tu:

    My mate spotted this..at pole building infront local Datsun Dealer.. lol


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    Very cool! I would love to have a garage full of this stuff.

    I'm moving it to the Datsun Garage unless we want to make it a general Japanese dealer memorabilia thread.

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    cool stuff,

    I love the old jap car stuff, have a few old signs in dads garage, if anyone knows of any i am chasing down a cylinder head for a 63 model 312 bluebird with the E1 1200 cc engine,
    any help appreciated.
    cheers, Drew. :lol:

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    Re: cool stuff,

    Quote Originally Posted by coronaowner
    I love the old jap car stuff, have a few old signs in dads garage, if anyone knows of any i am chasing down a cylinder head for a 63 model 312 bluebird with the E1 1200 cc engine,
    any help appreciated.
    cheers, Drew. :lol:
    Hey Drew,

    You might want to fill in your profile so people know where you are from.....
    A 320 ute, 2 roadsters, 2 1200's ...... & a Prince.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1500boy
    GBG - mate they are SWEET!

    Are you going to wire them up and get them working??

    The chap I got the board does have a couple more so when a few more dollars are in the bank they will come home too.
    To be honest, haven't looked at them properly yet. I just chucked them in the factory when we got back.....
    I heard about them, rang the guy (who is a top bloke and into vintage motorbikes) and after a couple weeks, i had a bit of time spare to grab them - they were a near on 5 hour drive away. Literally woke up that morning, figured if i didn't go grab them someone else would. Turns out after he'd agreed to sell them to me he got half a dozen phone calls from others.. you snooze you lose.

    If they are salvageable to work, then yes, I'd love to have it hanging up (i'd prob mount it to a bracket off the wall rather than shove a pole in the floor.
    Also have a 1970's BP dealer sign, and tons of big old Winfield and peter Jackson stuff.
    A 320 ute, 2 roadsters, 2 1200's ...... & a Prince.

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    wow!

    They just pulled some old signage down off a defunct used car lot in town here, which must have been a Datsun dealer at some point as behind the old sign is a massive painted Datsun logo.

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