Met Someone who Sold LJ's New

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McKFam
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Met Someone who Sold LJ's New

Post by McKFam » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:50 am

Hello All,

Took my LJ to the local car show a week or so ago that is put on every Saturday just a couple miles from my home. It has grown to be about 100 cars or so each week. Get some interesting vehicles there. I love to take the LJ as I get a lot of people wanting to know what the heck it is. I love it as there will be a row of Corevettes with no one there and a bunch at my Jeep.

Anyway a man came up to me and said it had been a long time to see one but he used to be a salesman at a dealership (Datsun) in Arkansas that sold LJ's. The owner bought 12 or so of the LJ's and this man had sold 2 and the other 10 or so just sat there. He stated that he was pretty certain they were the only one who sold LJ's new East of the Mississippi. After a year or so they could not sell them so he said the owner made a deal with some guy in Oregon and he sold all of them to him for parts and whatever he did with them. Would be interesting to know what ever happened to all of these LJ's.

Not sure of all the details but I found it very interesting to run into a guy who actially sold them new in Arkansas. What are the odds?

Thought you all would appreciate a bit of LJ history.

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Re: Met Someone who Sold LJ's New

Post by Ruby » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:22 am

Cool story. I also met a person who owned the dealership in town. It is actually a chainsaw shop but on the side he sold suzuki's from the Lj, to SJ, samurai then the start of the sidekick. Maybe you seen the dealership thread I started with pics of brand new Lj's?
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Re: Met Someone who Sold LJ's New

Post by Myers » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:46 pm

McKFam wrote:Anyway a man came up to me and said it had been a long time to see one but he used to be a salesman at a dealership (Datsun) in Arkansas that sold LJ's.McKFam
Find that neat McKFam as the Datsun dealer in Ponca City, OK is the one who sold the LJs locally. I also ran into a mechanic who worked there and when I asked him about the LJ parts he said he though they went to the dump when another dealer tood over the Datsun line.
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