Sitting Since ’84: 1972 Datsun 510 Wagon

At first, I thought this Datsun 510 wagon was sporting a cheap repaint. But after seeing the interior photos, it’s clear this is the real-deal, Kermit-green from the factory paint code, as the floors, engine bay… more»

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Almost Original: 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser

While this 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser is advertised as having one owner, that’s not quite true as the seller purchased the vehicle from the original owner. And while it looks very original (and is wearing its… more»

Rabbit Beater: 1976 Dodge Colt GT

The Dodge Colt era in America represented an interesting phase when rebadged Mitsubishi products made their way to our shores in multiple flavors. Although we’ve documented the Colt here previously, this GT-spec trim is less frequently… more»

No Reserve Donation: 1980 Datsun 280ZX

Donated vehicles remain a source of fascination for me, mainly because I cannot get over how many seemingly decent cars end up being given away. I suspect in most cases this phenomenon is due to disinterested… more»

Near Extinct: 1989 Isuzu I-Mark RS

From the archives of 1980s hot hatches comes one of its more surprising contenders: the Isuzu I-Mark RS. Packing a Lotus-tuned suspension, Recaro seats, factory body kit and a slick-shifting manual transmission, these were formidable packages… more»

The Other GTI: 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi

There are certain cars that I will absolutely concede are past the point of saving – even cars that I love. It’s easier to make this determination when thinking about production volume, and how many of… more»

300 Antique Cars Total, All $1200 And Under

Long ago and far away, one of the first steps to completing a restoration was finding a parts car.  Sometimes a restorer bought a parts car and put it out back for the purpose of combining… more»

Getting Over Bataan: 1971 Datsun 521 Pickup

What’s a Datsun?  Well, for you younger readers, it was one of the first Japanese car companies to successfully market cars in the United States.  Along with Toyota, and to a lesser extent Mazda, Honda, and… more»

Cab Plus: 1991 Mazda B2600i SE-5

I’m guilty of it, too: trying to sell a vehicle without first doing a couple of seemingly-simple and inexpensive things to it first to really make it pop. (like, finding a missing “E” for the Lincoln,… more»

Cruel Climate: ’85 Toyota Corolla GT-S

Mention the letters AE86 to any Toyota fanboy and their eyes will grow wide as they’ve just been told there is a Santa Claus. Yes, the rear-wheel drive Corolla is the hot hatch you’d pine for if the… more»

Near Perfect Wagon: 1980 Datsun 510

“Near perfect” is a strong description for this clean 1980 Datsun 510 wagon, but it may not be too much of an exaggeration. Mileage is low at 47,000 and the seller claims there is no rust… more»

Frozen in Time: 1986 Nissan 720

I have a thing for these early Datsun pickups, the square, four-headlight, pre-Hardbody/D21 designs. They’re so utilitarian, harkening back (hey, I’m an architect, we always use flowery language) to a simpler time when trucks were trucks…. more»

Near Extinct: First-Gen Nissan Pathfinder

The 1980s saw Toyota and Nissan build some pretty capable body-on-frame sport utility vehicles, back when the term SUV actualy meant something. Only problem is, most example have lead hard lives and are either beaten, rusty… more»