Datsun Bluebird/1200/1600/240K - 2020 Market Review
Datsun Bluebird/1200/1600/240K market review from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide
Looking for a collectible Japanese car in good condition for less than $10,000? Here is not the place to start.
Early Datsuns are appearing in decent numbers but prices are increasing as well so stepping into anything good for less than $15K is difficult.
Top of the heap are 1600s, especially pre-1970 models in original or mildly-modded condition. 1200 Utilities remain in demand and expensive while pre-1969 Bluebirds seem predominantly to be pick-ups. 1000 and 1200 coupes might seem cheap but the sample was below average and a top example of either model will cost more than $15,000.
The car to find if you can is a two-door 240K; currently $20,000 in decent order but potentially worth a lot more.
Bluebird 1963-68 $15,325 
1000/1200 Sedan/Wagon $10,780 
1000/1200 Coupe $9625 
1200 Utility $14,320 
1600 Sedan/Wagon $21,635 
240K $19,750 
[*] = number of recorded sales
(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)
Numbers from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide, Unique Cars #439, April 2020.
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