1966 Datsun Blue Bird – Today’s Oddball Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine


1966 Datsun Blue Bird 1966 Datsun Blue Bird

Don’t see many of these

The 410/411 series Bluebird is small-sized family car built by Datsun between September 1963 and July 1967.

Styled by Pininfarina, the 410/411 Bluebird was styled to look like a European vehicle, and its appearance does have an undeniable similarity to the Lancia Fulvia.

The Bluebird was produced in Datsun’s Oppama plant in Yokosuka, Japan. However, the Bluebird was also built in Auckland, New Zealand and even locally in Sydney.

The Bluebird could be had in a number of different body styles that comprised a two-door sedan, four-door sedan, three-door van or a five-door wagon.

Power came from a number of different inline four-cylinder motors that included a 1.0lt, 1.2lt, 1.3lt and a 1.6lt.

Drive from these donks was sent to the rear wheels via either a three-speed column-shift manual or a four-speed floor-shift manual.

This particular Bluebird is a ’66 two-door sedan with the 1.6lt inline four-cylinder and three-speed column-shift manual ‘box.

The seller adds that the vehicle is immaculate both inside and out and is great fun to drive.

The Bluebird is $16,888 and anyone interested in this awesomely eccentric little car can view the full listing here.

 

    

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