Happy 521 Day from JNC

You can’t not love an honest truck. They basically tie dogs for status of man’s best friend. The Datsun 520 and 521 were the first of the modern compact pickups by Nissan, and kicked off decades of the breed. Obligatory: Wish they still made trucks like these. Today, on May 21, we honor these workhorses. Happy 521 Day from JNC!

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4 Responses to Happy 521 Day from JNC

  1. Mark Newton-John says:

    I’m sorta glad they don’t make trucks like these, they’d fold up in a crash, not really fuel efficient, and more maintenance intensive than modern trucks.
    Don’t get me wrong, I like the old iron, but current trucks are better.

    • dbdr says:

      Yeah, but they’re cool. That’s way more important than efficiency, reliability or performance will ever be and that’s what I think cars should be about. 🙂

    • Dave Patten says:

      I’d take a slightly larger and more modern 521 over the monstrous size of today’s Frontier.

      And what makes the 520/521 any less safe than other small vehicle of the period? Pintos that exploded and Corvairs that rolled over.

      Like most things, they get better as time goes on.

  2. Samuel Ace says:

    Happy 521 day.?

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