Happy 720 Day from JNC

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Happy 720 Day! For this special occasion, here are some of the most amazing Datsun 720 trucks we’ve seen here at JNC over the years.

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In 2011, this jaw-dropping, blue plate, 38,000-mile King Cab 4×4 was a Kidney Car.

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That year we also saw a Datsun 720 in classic Nissan tricolors at the Narusawa Village Showa Version 2 meet.


We also saw this repatriated 720 complete with side-hinged camper shell at the 2011 USDM Jam, a Japanese show for US-market cars that have been brought back to Japan (or at least done in that style).


In 2012, we were stunned by Francesca Massarotto’s beautiful 1986 Datsun 720 at that year’s JCCS.


In 2012 we also saw Continental Kings’ faithfully recreated mini-truck style 720 at Mooneyes’ Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom Show.

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In 2013, the first ever Nissan Jam was held, and the show’s MC, Alain Montiel, was a Datsun fan himself, displaying a very clean 1980 720.

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Also at Nissan Jam was Jeff Drew’s 1985 King Cab 720. Jeff was eventually selected in Nissan’s global ad campaign for their 80th anniversary.


That year we revisited this rare Quad Cab model a the 2013 Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom Show.

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That same year, we visited the Vintage Auto Salon in NorCal, where several clean 720s made an appearance.

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Soon we came across another 720 deemed kidney-worthy, this one sporting with a spectacular decal package and extremely era-appropriate colors.



In 2015 we saw Francesca Massarotto’s 1986 720 once again, further restored with a new paint job and on display at JCCS.

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However, the most amazing 720 we’ve seen is this 1983 example in Nissan’s Heritage Collection. In fact, it’s the first Nissan built in North America and was rolled right into the collection after coming off of the assembly line. It’s quite likely the most well-preserved Datsun 720 in the world.

Hope you have a great 720 Day!


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4 Responses to Happy 720 Day from JNC

  1. Nigel says:

    Happy 720 day even though it’s now 721 !

  2. GatewayZach says:

    The Blue Oval Ranch 720 4×4 is my favorite. The color scheme and graphics are most excellent.

  3. Socarboy says:

    If there was I vehicle I wish I could have back it was my little red 1986 720 regular cab. It was the last of its line; I got just days before the D21 replacement came out. Through 11 years of ownership I abused it on a few occasions, worked the crap out it on several others. The whole time the little truck just kept pluggin’ along…God I miss that vehicle!

  4. julian solano says:

    nice 720s Im working on a 1984 ST long bed 2wd it ll be ready by the end of the year hope fully

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