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    Datsun & Nissan Museum@Thaworn Phornprapha Hall of Fame: True Shitefest.

    Today I drove 150km to a beachside town of Pattaya to visit not the beach, but rather, the second most famous car museum in Thailand. The Datsun & Nissan Museum at Thaworn Phornprapha Hall of Fame.

    Thaworn Phornprapha was the founding father of Siam Kolkarn, part of which is the Siam Motors Group. The first and most famous importer/distributor of Nissan motor cars in Thailand. And also one of the first 5 automobile factory in Thailand back in the 60's. (After Fiat, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and Prince Motor (which wasn't a part of Datsun then)).

    For a free display, there is quite a lot of interesting metal to see.



    Nissan NV: The Sunny Ute.



    The original Sunny Ute.



    Datsun 720.



    D21 Hardbody.



    520 in traditional public transport guise.



    Datsun Junior.



    Nissan Diesel 780.



    Bleugh.



    Excellent looking Sunny Coupe.



    Old Stanza. I have not seen one of these since... Well... The 90's.



    Nissan Sentra B12



    A minter looking Bluebird 910.



    No joke, this was sold as Nissan Infiniti when it was new. Most later arrived with President nameplate though.



    An excellent looking Laurel which ooze a lot of desire.



    This is just a Maxima for US reader, but with no sporty pretension.



    Taxicab Cedric Classic Y31.



    A minter, all original Turbo S13. When was the last time you seen one?



    No joke, it's all original down to the stereo.



    More truck! 620 this time. It was a tough little car. Hilux before Hilux was a thing.



    There was a couple of Sunny in various guise and era here. This is the B210. Looks smart.



    The original Sunny.



    A much better looking B11. Still a common sight on the public road as it was sold from 1984 to 1994!



    Remember the 410? No one remembers the 410... I'm surprised there was no 510 here though.



    Here's another look at the whole place.



    Where've all of these gone? Oh right, rust.

    There was a lot of cars you don't see a lot anymore. It was worth the journey.

    #2
    Very cool! Lots of great examples of what some considered throw away cars.

    We never got any of the utes, which is a shame. They are fantastic looking little trucks!
    Last edited by CraigB; January 24th, 2018, 4:41 PM.

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      #3
      Originally posted by CraigB View Post
      Very cool! Lots of great examples of what some considered throw away cars.

      We never got any of the items, which is a shame. They are fantastic looking little trucks!
      I'm afraid some of the exhibit is showing sign of age. I suspect they are not very well maintained. (It's a free display after all.)

      North America did get some of the bigger trucks though, didn't it? D21 and 620 for example. But I guess the Sunny Trucks would be far too small to be worth importing. Especially with chicken tax. I can attest that even the tiny Sunny utes are tough little worker!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Conan View Post
        I'm afraid some of the exhibit is showing sign of age. I suspect they are not very well maintained. (It's a free display after all.)

        North America did get some of the bigger trucks though, didn't it? D21 and 620 for example. But I guess the Sunny Trucks would be far too small to be worth importing. Especially with chicken tax. I can attest that even the tiny Sunny utes are tough little worker!
        That's a shame that they aren't getting the care they deserve. At least they seem to be mostly out of the weather.

        We got all of the larger trucks (except the Junior). I lust after a 521, but a never can find one worth buying. I've had two D21s and currently have a 620 that needs quite a bit of work (it was in a garage during a tornado).

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          #5
          Well, the cars are out of the element, also polished and shiny. The condition do varied quite a lot depending on the car. Stuff that are actually special are in much nicer nick than the workhorse and basic family car (Although there are exceptions). Maybe it's just that the car was sourced in that condition and simply never got any better. One thing of note is that this is not an official Nissan display, it's semi-official at best because of distributor change.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Conan View Post


            Bleugh.
            I laughed a little bit. Maybe I should paint my couple of my cars pink too?

            Nice pictures.

            Till Rust Do Us Part...

            Datsun-Nissan Sunny 1.5 GL (2 x Sedan, vm. 1985 & 1986 + Coupé, vm. 1985).
            Nissan Sunny 1.3 L (HB, vm. 1987).

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              #7
              If you do, get it right and leave the bumpers unpainted.

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