CSP311 Number 359

Late June 2011 CSP311 number 70359 poped up for sale on www.ozdat.com

Its no longer listed, so unknown whether its sold, or the owner, Ben, decided to withdraw it from sale. He was asking (AU) $20,000 or near offer. It was located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The advert read:
"1965 Nissan Silvia CSP311. Car is in need of restoration but very solid underneath, some rust and wrong colour, car has all parts except front and rear screen brightwork, original wheels, seats and steering wheel. Mechanically good."

Here are the pictures that went with the advert.


Blue CSP311 Silvia Update

It would appear that the Blue Silvia I posted last year that was for sale has found a new owner.

I recently found these pictures of what looks to be the same car here and here


My Deepest Condolences

In googleing this past week for any new CSP311 images I came across this video of a Silvia in need of a bit of TLC.



I later found a post on the same car on the wrx.com.au forum. Its owner Steve had intended to restore the car, and seeing some of his previous handy-work (The Ford Fairmont), it would have been a top job.

Tragically, Steve passed away in a workplace accident in 2010.


CSP311 Number 311 is now in Germany.

Remember the CSP311 Silvia that lay dormant in a garage in Tasmania [Link] which was bought by Rob in 2009 as a package deal to get a Honda S600, and shipped off to Melbourne.

Well, Rob sold the car [link] to Michael from Sydney, who then sold the car to Thorsten of Germany in 2010, which arrived in early 2011.

That's quite a journey for a car that's sat mostly idle in a garage for the best part of 20 years.

I discovered its current whereabouts from the CSP311 Silvia facebook page


Rare Datsun U320 ute on ebay

Spotted this rare 1965 Datsun U320 extra cab ute on ebay.

Would be a nice car to add to the collection, but sadly the way things are going at the moment, my cars may end up joining this one for sale on ebay.

From the ebay advert:

DATSUN 1200 U320 EXTRA CAB UTE

1965 MODEL...

BELIEVED TO BE ONLY 1000 U320s MADE WORLDWIDE.

15 WERE SOLD NEW IN AUST.

Datsun U320
The U320 is a 4 seat version of the N320 with a smaller cargo area. It has a one piece body, the cabin and the cargo sections are joined together, there is no gap between them.

The U320 has doors that are a couple of inches longer than the 320.
The front bench seat has a one piece base and a 2 piece backrest. Each side of the backrest hinges both forward and towards the middle to allow access to the rear seat.

The ute was registered in qld till 2007. It has had a engine transplant and re-powered by a fork lift electric motor, sadly it does not run anymore. It doesn't seem to have a great deal of rust but does have panel damage - rear drivers guard, front passenger guard, roof. The rear seat is missing, all chrome strips and babges seem to be there. Defiantly a great vehicle to restore.