Did you know Nancy Sinatra drove a Datsun? A 1966 1600 Sports roadster, to be exact. It was a gift from her guitarist Lee Hazlewood when their song “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” hit #1 on the pop charts in 1966.
An operative recently saw this car for auction in Minneapolis, and reports that the paint is of questionable quality but the interior is clean. It went unsold at $8000, illustrating the conundrum with cars owned by famous people. While still for sale, this isn’t a “Kidney, Anyone?” post because we don’t feel that proximity to celebrity should command a higher price. Like Ronald Reagan’s Subaru Brat or Cindy McCain’s S13, it’s an interesting part of history, but the premium is something for Sinatra fans, not car enthusiasts.
However, we must say, that red cabin and Thunder Black combo looks as stylish as Ms. Sinatra did in her go-go boots. The lady had taste. But the roadster isn’t her only relationship with J-tin. Nancy SInatra also sang the title song to the 007 movie You Only Live Twice — which featured the famous custom Toyota 2000GT convertible and an S40 Crown — probably the best Bond theme of them all.