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Victim of a swap?
There was no engine and from the looks of things someone had attempted a swap. Dual coils make me think a rotary was tried. Note the funky motor mount on the right.
A portion of the cross member had been hacksawed. Luckily it was the passenger side “other” frame mount. (The roadster shares the front cross member with the 310, 311, 312 Bluebirds and retains the vestigial bolt-on frame mounts. See Alan Dent’s Early Datsun Homepage.)