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Can someone help me identify this Datusn? A friend wants to use it in an independent movie he is going to shoot but I don't really know Datsuns or early Japanese cars very well. We think it's a Datsun 411 Bluebird but I am not sure.

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Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
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I believe is called a "Bluebird".

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That is a pre 1968 Datsun. Someone might have installed the engine or it is not a US model. They used the SU carbs on the sports cars and some of the cars they sold in Japan. They use to import used engines from Japan and sell them cheap. The engine with the twin SUs is called a SSS engine. The car they made after that was the 510. The 240Z was derived with some of the parts used on the 510.
 

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I posted the picture link on a Datsun forum, and it is a Datsun 411 SSS. The 510 came out in 1968, so it is probably a year or three before that.
 

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I guess they did sell the Datsun 411 SSS in the US, it was the Datsun 510 SSS that was not avalable in the US. The engine in the 411 SSS is from the Datsun Roadster and is a 1.6L. They also made a wagon. The body on the 411 was designed by Pininfarina.
 
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