Gallery: Nissan Datsun Nationals 2019 Show N Shine

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine, Photography by: Alex Affat

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The Nissan Datsun Sports Owners’ Club held their annual Show n Shine at Nissan HQ over the weekend

The Nissan Datsun Sports Owners’ Club (NDSOC) held their nationals over the Easter Weekend, with various events including a track day at Sandown, and a Show N Shine held at Nissan’s Dandenong headquarters.

We tagged along with Whichcar journalist, and Nissan Z32 owner, Tony O’Kane to NDSOC’s Show N Shine to see what’s what.

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There were a bevy of classic Nissans and Datsun, from early chrome-bumpers to the more modern variety.

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Have a look at some of the notable cars below, or check out the full gallery above!

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Sydney-based Peter Landon made the trek down to Melbourne in his newly-restored 1971 Datsun ‘Hakosuka’ Skyline. It was a consistent crowd favourite thanks to its ‘Kyusha’-inspired build complete with wildly wide wheels, airbag suspension and vintage-inspired livery. One of Peter’s other toys, a GT-R clone built out of a C110 ‘Kenmari’ Skyline, featured heavily in a Datsun/Nissan drive feature last year!

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A pair of SVD R31 Skylines, a Series I (white) and Series II (red), were looking delightful in the midday sun. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Japanese-themed issue of Unique Cars for a closer look this very GTS1 SVD.

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Another UniqueCars alumn, this gorgeous and completely original 240Z appeared on the cover of our last Japanese-themed issue, #414.

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This 240Z boasted a very interesting driveline swap. Under the bonnet sat an RB25DET from a late-model R34 Skyline GTT. The ‘NEO’ head first appeared in 1998, and boasted a lower fuel consumption and emissions output; thanks to solid lifters, revised camshafts and variable cam timing. The fantastically-executed swap followed through into the cabin, with an R34 steering wheel, instrument cluster and DIN gauges taking their respective new homes inside the 240’s classic interior.

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Not the Datsun 1200 you’re used to seeing, this was an early 60s model. It looked absolutely stunning with its wooden bed – we’d love to cruise around in something like this!

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A classic of the modern variety, this rare Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R V-spec looked the goods! A fan of Modern Classics? Check out our new special edition focused on the 80s and 90s greats from Japan, Europe and Australia!

 

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