Datsun Bluebird/1200/1600/240K - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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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 [9] 

1000/1200 Sedan/Wagon $10,780 [8]

1000/1200 Coupe $9625 [4] 

1200 Utility $14,320 [30]

1600 Sedan/Wagon $21,635 [14] 

240K $19,750 [1]

[*] = 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.

See the Datsun Bluebird/1200/1600/240K 2019 Market Review here


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