Hooniverse Truck Thursday – A 1960 Datsun PLG-221 Pickup Truck

Welcome to another edition of Hooniverse Truck Thursday. We are so grateful for our readership because they contribute so much to our content from time to time, like this tip we received from Chris (Thanks Man!). This Craigslist listing features one of the oldest Datsun Pickups ever imported into the states. Does it peg your Want-O-Meter?

This truck looks relatively complete, but the seller doesn’t make it clear whether it runs or it doesn’t. According to the listing:

I have a 1960 Datsun PLG-221 Pickup Truck. One of less than 50ish imported way back when. It ran when my hauler brought it home from Maine, where it spent all but the last 11 years on an island off the coast.

Asking price for this relatively rare piece of Japanese craftsmanship is $3,500. See the Craigslist listing here. Bonus points for the Rambler Hub Caps…

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  1. Alff Avatar

    It's Slim Skinner's "KID" pickup!

  2. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    Sigh…. If only I hadn't already met my "Early Datsun" quota…

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      There is such a thing?
      I gotta have somebody look up mine; I have no idea what it is.

      1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

        Depends on how many vehicles you bring into a marriage.
        Any pics? I'm a bit of a Early Datto nerd, and know most of the even bigger nerds.

  3. muthalovin Avatar

    Drift truck, anyone?

    1. Alff Avatar

      DRIFT TRUCK FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. huesos350 Avatar

    gotta have.. gotta have.. gotta have.. wait where is it?? lots of rust.. ummmmm maybe not..

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    The front looks so much like a early Mini that it's scary.

  6. Jo Schmo Avatar
    Jo Schmo

    here is another one in somewhat better shape, though it's definately a 20-footer
    <img src="http://i51.tinypic.com/t71g8g.jpg"&gt;

  7. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    An early Japanese truck that's been in the Northeast – Maine, no less – for its entire life, appears unrestored, and still has a bed and (mostly) cab corners? Nice at any cost.

  8. Wet Coast Canada Avatar
    Wet Coast Canada

    Early uncommon datsun truck virtually unmollested from North eastern US. Even with the rust it is well worth it

  9. jjd241 Avatar

    Here is one I spotted not too long ago. It's a few years newer though… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VocDxQI-voA

  10. Chris Avatar

    Still sits, under a tarp, in my paved driveway.

    1. Chris Avatar

      …..and I should have written – though I did not hear it run personally, the guy who hauled it from Maine cleaned the carb, connected a broken wire, ran a hose to a coffee can of gas, and fired it up. He actually drove it without brakes a hundred yards or so. Said it sounded as if it really only had the 30,000 miles the odometer reads.

      1. Jim Brennan Avatar
        Jim Brennan

        Take Pictures, and send it in as an e-mail. Maybe we can do another post on it…

  11. Betou Hdz Mtz Avatar
    Betou Hdz Mtz

    on sale?
    I leave my email: taquicardiatgo@gmail.com

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