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Can Anyone Identify this SSS Grille, Year, US/Japan/Europe?

Posted: 12 Sep 2017 20:43
by tecate_kid
Can anyone provide me more details on this grill? I have not been able to locate a picture of another grill like this. Is it a genuine SSS grill? If so, was this a US, Japan, or European model, and what year?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Can Anyone Identify this SSS Grille, Year, US/Japan/Europe?

Posted: 13 Sep 2017 11:10
by spriso
That is a 1971-2 Datsun Bluebird grill-- they make several versions (with different paint variations depending on the trim and engine spec).

Base and GL version (no paint on the center section):

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1800SSS Version:

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This grill was not found in North America, but you commonly see them on Japanese spec, Mexican spec, and South African specification 510s.

The SSS badge on grill in your photos is not correct for this application-- it appears to be a U12 Bluebird version (but hard to tell in these images).

Michael

Re: Can Anyone Identify this SSS Grille, Year, US/Japan/Europe?

Posted: 13 Sep 2017 21:44
by tecate_kid
Micheal,

Thank you for the pictures and information. I just looked at the SSS logo and see that it just loosely clips to the grill, and could have been inserted onto any grill.