This 1972 Datsun 521 (a pickup from Nissan’s Heritage Hall that is affectionately known as Sweet Pea) was honored as a Class Winner in the Truck Category at the recent Concours d’Elegance of Texas (COT). The Concours featured a truck class, which is not common in classic car shows.
Nissan was a premier sponsor for this 6th annual COT, which was held at the Richard Greene Linear Park in Arlington, Texas.
This year’s Concours d’Elegance of Texas featured 125 of the finest motorcars in America, many seldom seen publicly. It was a great opportunity to see mechanical sophistication, elegance, and the best in automotive style — all traits embodied to some extent by this pristine green Datsun that comes from an era when small pickups were just that, small.
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Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors since 2016 under the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
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