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1962 L320 Datsun Pickup

Make: Datsun
Model: Other
SubModel: L320 Pickup
Type: Pickup Truck
Doors: 2
Year: 1962
Mileage: 83338
VIN: L320-2-00237
Color: Green
Engine: 4
Fuel: Gas
Transmission: Manual
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: College Place, Washington, United States

1962 Datsun Other Additional Info:

1962 Datsun L320 Pickup

AUTOCHOICE Is Yours Dot Com, LLC, is extremely proud to be able to assist a fellow Datsun Dealer sell his Stock number 001 Datsun pickup. This was bought new and driven in from the Datsun warehouse in Portland, OR in 1962 to his dealership in southern Oregon. The dealer tells me it had been sold three times over the years and on the 3rd trade decided to keep it and do a complete restoration job. As the photosshow, it is truly a one of a kind beauty! Not much more to say except everything works and many more miles for the new owner to enjoy. Any questions you might have please call Don at (509) 301-1498. For those that don't know much about the Datsun pickup we have provided some history: Datsun 320 1964 Datsun NL320 Overview Production 1961–1965 Modelyears 1962–1965 Assembly Nissan Shatai, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan Body and chassis Bodystyle 2-door coupe utility 2-door double cab pickup 3-door van/panel van Layout FR layout Related Datsun Bluebird S310 Powertrain Engine 1.2L E-1 I4

In August 1961 the new 320 series was released. It was produced until 1965 in three series (320–322). The 320 series was largely inherited from the earlier 120/220, although with clear improvements to body and frame. It used the Nissan E-1 engine. This engine produced 60PS. Nissan updated the larger commercially focused Nissan Junior in 1962.

All Datsun trucks kept the A-arm torsion bar front suspension with leaf-sprung rear ends and had a 1/2 ton load capacity. Rear end gearing was a low 4.875:1 along with a four-speed transmission; as a result, the 320 was not freeway friendly above 60mph. Fender emblems showed "Datsun 1200" and "60 HP" ("55ps" for models sold in Japan) with a "Datsun" emblem on the front nose of the hood.

Available bodystyles include a single cab "truck" (320), a longer wheelbase single cab truck (G320), a double cab "pickup" with flush sides (U320), and a three-door "light-van" (V320). Though described (and taxed) as a van in the Japanese market, the V320 is essentially a two-door station wagon. The 320 came in two cab and bed versions: Regular, and as the NL320 "Sports Pick-Up" (1963–65) variation which is a rarer (around 1,000 produced) version with the cab and bed of a one-piece design. Its back half is greatly different than that of the standard, separate bed 320 pick-up.

Datsun V320 Van

Bed and luggage space were in addition to the expansion, with the support of the market characteristics and the robust chassis engine was easy to handle, it was a best seller in the truck market segment.

The chassis was also a sales hit 310 in the reinforcement of the type Datsun Bluebird 310, a variation of the same series, in which the X-members plus a reinforcement of the Fairlady roadster of the S310-type CSP311. It was also used for the new Silvia coupé.

In 1964 the 320 underwent minor changes. After having adding the failed Light Stout, Toyota took over Hino's Briska and then continued with the Hilux. Mazda also competed in this segment, with the Mazda B-Series. In 1960, Nissan assumed operations of the Minsei Diesel Industries, Ltd., renaming the company as Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd (now UD Trucks).