Posts Tagged ‘datsun’

Sunny Skies – 1973 Datsun 1200

June 19, 2016

Sometimes, the rarest version of a car is the stock one. And that’s the case with many Japanese classics – between the cars that died because Japanese cars were considered cheap throwaway appliances (and quite a few still are), and the surviving ones are popular for modifications for drag racing, vintage racing, and showing. So it’s exciting when you find a stock survivor, whether you see it as a blank canvas or just an example to be loved, preserved and brought back to factory spec. So let’s check out this 1973 Datsun 1200 for sale for $3400 in San Francisco, CA.

1973 Datsun 1200 right front



Flat Black = Profit? – 1973 Datsun 240Z

January 26, 2016

There are plenty of great classic imported sports cars out there with 4-cylinder engines, but regardless of any power and consumption difference, there’s just something about the feel of a six-cylinder engine, with the minimal filters of sound, smell, and heat that you get in an older car. So that makes it worth taking a look at the Z, with its 151hp/146 lb.-ft. 2.4 liter, most commonly running through a 4-speed manual transmission, and only 2300lb. of weight. However, with that power rating being achieved by some of the better 4-cylinders, like Datsun’s own 2000 Roadster and a European market Alfa Romeo, you’ll find today’s car a more compelling case for the S30 – consider this 1973 Datsun 240Z for sale for $2500 in Newberg, OR.

1973 Datsun 240Z left


Younger vs. Older – 1972 Datsun 510 and 1967 Datsun 1600 Wagon

December 11, 2015

If you haven’t figured it out already, this week is wagon week at RustyButTrusty. Perhaps it’s the influence of the loaner minivan this week, or the Jetta wagon’s return from the body shop, or the fact that an online search for pre-1975 wagons turned up a bunch of interesting results, but today, this series is continuing with a couple of older Datsuns with some interesting performance upgrades. First up is the obvious choice, this 1972 Datsun 510 wagon for sale for $3500 in Everett, WA.

1972 Datsun 510 wagon 2 left rear