Here's and ad for the 1959 Datsun. In the dead end ball and roller bearing company I worked for for over 40 years, imports were a definite "no-no." Imported autos meant imported ball and roller bearings, and they were a critical threat to our survival. If we sold a "New Departure" (GM) wheel bearing made in Bristol, Connecticut for $9.95, a Japanese "NSK" equivalent would be $4.85. One of our customers was the U.S. Steel Fairless Works over in Morrisville. At the time, they wanted nothing to do with steel products that were made anywhere but in the U.S. They discouraged their employees from buying foreign. My boss asked us to buy American cars and drink from steel beverage cans. Along came aluminum cans and along with them came the demise of steel cans. Combine these foreign import with the steel union getting all kinds of benefits including my neighbor's 13 week paid vacation as one who had the seniority for that perk, and you can see one of the reasons for the beginning of the end for the U.S. steel industry.