The only truck I’ve ever fallen for.
In February of 2017, I crashed a Honda S2000 and claimed it back from insurance. In an attempt to sell it, I was offered a trade, which I was not interested in at first, until he told me it was a Datsun truck. My only experience beforehand with Datsun was a friends 280ZX and it ended with a bent valve and never to be seen again. I was super uninterested with the idea until I went to see it in person and heard it actually start up and mostly run. A little carb work and cleaning with said friend yielded in a truck I didn’t touch for 3 months. I don’t know why I didn’t touch it, but one day I decided to start it up and daily drive a 46 year-old truck. I attempted to sell it and get money I needed at the time, but after two weeks of offers and people viewing it, I knew I could never leave this to someone else. Two months later, I’ve put almost 800 miles on it and it’s needed almost no attention. Everything about it, the flat fenders, the sound of the wonderful L16, and accessibility of engine components and accessories. Wiring has only had a few moments to settle in and get working perfectly. I have never been more impressed with something with such age and character. The Previous Owner, Travis Davis of SLC, UT, is very confident that I am now the 5th owner of this truck. The original paperwork from the Dealership claims it came out of Northern California, to be picked up by a Flaming Gorge, UT resident who used it as a farm truck, where Travis first saw it. Two years later, he noticed the truck missing from the farm he first saw it at, and was disappointed in himself for not grabbing it. In town one day, he met a teenager that now owned what would be Travis’s 3rd 521. It’s never needed anything more than some TLC, and don’t see any problems in the future with it. I’ve also made contact with one of the other 521 owners from Travis and made a great relationship where we talk about possible things to do with our trucks, and compare differences.