Photo of the Day: Classic Datsun King Cab pickup looks more fit for a pauper

The not-so-Kingly Classic Datsun King Cab pickup
The not-so-Kingly Classic Datsun King Cab pickup

Back in the day this classic Datsun King Cab pickup had what many people considered a roomy cabin for a pickup truck.

But when you compare the classic Datsun to the new Ford F-150 Raptor parked next to it…the cab seems more fit for a pauper than a King.

In fact everything about the Datsun is small and petite. That especially includes the exhaust pipe which is about the diameter of a penny.


It’s hard to believe that Japanese pickups sold in America were this tiny (even the biggest) ones.

We’re betting the new Nissan Titan will be in fact a “Titan” truck when it arrives with a much bigger and more powerful diesel engine.

Perhaps if and when Nissan updates the Frontier they might go back to this classic Datsun name.

Roman Mica is a columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University.