Unicorn sighting! And, that front bumper looks almost as long as a unicorn’s horn is. This 1983 Datsun/Nissan Pulsar is listed on eBay with an unmet opening bid of $2,000. This fairly rare car is located in Murray, Kentucky. This is the last year for the Datsun name in the US and this car has both Datsun and Nissan badges on it, pretty cool, if a person is into such things, which I am. But, you knew that already. Let’s check out this albino unicorn.
Yep, that’s a big bumper, yowsa. But, these were very good cars for what they were intended to do, carry people around town as commuter vehicles. The seller mentions that this car is at 3,600 RPM at 65 mph, so flying across Utah at 90 mph (speed limit of 85) is probably out of the question. I have a car like that, one that I don’t drive above 72-73 mph because the RPM is high enough that I don’t want to blow anything up. This Pulsar has been repainted to a “driver quality”, that’s a drawback that it isn’t original.
I know that not all of the Barn Finds family of readers are into vintage Japanese vehicles, but not everyone is into the same things here, or in life, in general, and we’re an equal-opportunity vehicle service. That sounded like a public service announcement, but I just like to mention that every now and then. This was the N12 Nissan, badged as a Datsun/Nissan Pulsar for the US market in only 1983 for the 2-door and 4-door hatchback, but the Nissan Pulsar coupe continued on in the US market.
There’s a lot of fading going on inside this car but supposedly there are no cracks or real flaws at all other than the dash clock isn’t working. The only flaw that I see, and I say this every time, is that automatic transmission. A car this small always benefits from having a manual transmission. Perhaps the most interesting part of this interior, other than the nice red color, is the pattern on the seats! There are no back seat photos, no trunk photos, and worst of all, there are no engine photos! This car is being sold by a licensed dealer in Kentucky so that seems odd that there aren’t more photos. This engine would be Nissan’s E15, 1.5L inline-four with about 70 hp. The repaint and automatic transmission are really the only flaws that I personally see in this car. This isn’t the best looking car by almost everyone’s standards, but I think that it’s interesting being the last badged Datsun model in the US, even if it is a four-door with huge bumpers!