With respect to your assessment of the Datsun 160B in the December issue may I dispute your conclusion and I quote, “A useful car but not, I think, one that represents any particular challenge to European factories.”
In Fiji like many primitive-roaded, undeveloped countries we observe a continual erosion of the British therefore European share of the local market.
The Japanese recognised the merit of the US-inspired Cortina-Cardinal of the early sixties. Mechanically orthodox, trendy, yet reliable and completely assembled.
You may well be astonished at the production figures for this model and so the commercial challenge that it represents.
Can BSA’s performance be the latest chapter of the British motor industry failing to offer what the American, Asian, African and Australian markets now demand due to Oriental pacemaking?
Thanking you for your long-appreciated magazine
D.M. Brown – Suva, Fiji Islands.
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