I just get a bee in my bonnet over certain things from time to time and in this case the bee in my bonnet (as a Nissan/Datsun fan) happened to be trying to track down the final resting place of what is certainly a unique and historic vehicle. One that was built in Japan, raced under the Datsun works program in East African Safari rallies, was then shipped to the US where BRE used it in a handful of Baja races and then upon its intended return to Japan, fell off a loading dock or some such and was sold to a private individual here in the States who used it to win some stage rallies here before it was sold to an individual in Minnesota who evidently raced it once and sold it back to someone in CA where the trail grows cold...Other than a trip down memory lane... why the interest in this specific car?
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I thought I remembered that the RHD parts for Eric's project came from New Zeeland. The source was in the story about Eric's friends finishing the car after Eric's health had gotten too bad to complete it. I tried to find the story this evening but failed.There has been speculation the RHD-specific pieces were passed on to late rally legend, Eric Jones, who used them in his RHD 510 LEJOG car build. Who knows?