Posts Tagged ‘nissan’

WWPD – 1981 BMW 320i KA-T

June 12, 2016

Have you ever found yourself wondering how cars designed by a specific artist would appear? BMW has done a series of art cars, so you don’t have to guess at Andy Warhol or Roy Calder’s interpretations of their cars. If you were looking for Picasso’s take on a car, what make would you expect it to be? Citroen seems most likely, but the only car with his name on it is the Xsara/C4 Picasso, a small one-box design that doesn’t seem to take anything from its namesake – in fact, the first generation Fiat Multipla is one of the most surreal minivans, with abstract elements like relocated headlights and beltline. There’s also a Citroen 2CV that’s had its body rearranged in a sort of Picasso-esque interpretation of where the parts belong. However, if you’re looking for a Picasso-esque interpretation of a BMW, there aren’t many places to turn. Until now. Take a look at this 1981 BMW 320i for sale for $3800 in Milwaukie, OR.

1981 BMW 320i ka-t

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Oddly Bland – 1989 Nissan Maxima

March 26, 2016

Back in the late 1980s, Nissan’s Maxima moved from being a mushy competitor to the “best” GM had to offer, to a car they promoted as the 4DSC or four-door sports car. Gone were the first and second-generation cars’ Toyota Cressida-mimicking styling and talking-car phonograph system, replaced by sportier contemporary styling and an optional 190hp VG30 V6 engine starting in 1991. While the lower-spec (non-SE) cars retained some of the plushness of their predecessors, there was nothing like the tufted pillow-top seats available on earlier cars. With that stunning introduction, let’s take a look at this 1989 Nissan Maxima RHD for sale for $2900 in Broward County, FL.

1989 Nissan Maxima RHD interior

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Door Stop Price Drop – 1984 Nissan 300ZX Straman

April 28, 2014

Since Nissan’s Z sports car started to go the way of the boulevard in the late 1970s, and had fully arrived there by the mid-1980s, they’re not too interesting for a major part of the car-loving population. However, they (along with a number of other Japanese, German and American cars) were the subject of top-chopping efforts by various small coachbuilders. One of the most famous and prolific was Straman, who converted everything from Hondas to Ferraris. Check out this 1984 Nissan 300ZX Straman convertible for sale for $2400 in Daly City, CA.

1984 Nissan 300ZX convertible left rear

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