This 1982 Datsun 720 pickup is a very honest and correct
representation of the classic nimble small truck. So if you love
the culture that this represents, then you see the appeal in its
high degree of originality.
This truck has the straight and clean look that tells you it has
led a respected life even before you check out the low mileage
odometer. The eggshell white paint is a respray later in life, and
so it has the right amount of age while also adding a good gloss to
the crisp body panels. The whole truck is quite complete from the
hood vent trim to the tie down cleats on the side of the bed. The
Datsun name on the tailgate has just the right amount of fade. It
gives this the classic patina dessert survivor feeling, right down
to the Mesa, AZ Datsun dealer tag still on the tailgate.
The blue interior is quite complete and original. It's far from
perfect, but there's a lot of potential in a car with bucket seat
bottoms and a sliding rear glass. Plus, there's also something
quite cool about this truck's originality. After all, this was one
of the final years before the Datsun name was replaced by Nissan.
And this one has the full Datsun package imprinted everywhere from
the floor mats to the center console.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching 2.2-liter motor. These are
the kind of powerhouses that really got the small truck market
moving. They have a peppy overhead cam design that make them fun
drivers, especially with the control over the five-speed manual
transmission. Power steering, power brakes, and new Hankook tires
are all part of a package that makes these classics fun to drive in
This is a highly original presentation of a true Datsun. The market
for the classic import trucks are really starting to heat up. So if
you're looking for that vintage pickup feel, or looking for a great
place to start your project, this little hauler can't help but be
subtly impressive. Call today!!!