Take a trip down memory lane – Datsun Heritage Museum now open to all fans in Bothaville

Datsun is calling on all fans – new and old – as it announces the public opening of the famous museum of car-enthusiast, Freek de Kock. For the first time, de Kock’s collection of more than 118 Datsun and Nissan vehicles – spanning decades – will be accessible to everyone.

The museum, located in Bothaville, South Africa, was started by de Kock in 2007. It claims to be the largest private collection of Nissan and Datsun vehicles outside Japan and features a number of world-renowned models including an orange Datsun 240Z, the 1200 GX, the Laurel and the Pulsar.

Freek is a life-long Datsun fan and started collecting vehicles nearly a decade ago, when his two sons took over the family business, giving him more time to focus on his passions in his spare time.

Now, de Kock is ready to share his passion with fellow car enthusiasts and passers-by.

What can you expect to see when visiting the museum:

Wondering what made de Kock fall in love with in the first place?

Check out a list of just a few of the models on display that will surely turn heads:

1968 Fairlady Roadster

1974 1200 GX Coupé

1974 240Z1981 280Z

1980 160Z

1977 140Z

1975 160U Coupé

1973 1600 SSS Coupé

1971 GTR Hakosuka

1997 GTR R34

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You can make an appointment by calling Freek de Kock at 082 4936552 or sending an email to freekdekock@mweb.co.za.

Entry fees are R40 per adult and R100 for a family of three or more; R20 for children under the age of 18, if not accompanied by adults; R10 per person for school groups and small children three years and younger can enter for free.

Source reference: Motorpress

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