Datsun

Rare 5-Speed Z: 1977 Datsun 280Z

The prospect of a garage find may be somewhat more optimistic in nature than your tradition barn find: after all, the owner kept it indoors and close enough to the house that they might very well tinker with it… more»

Upgraded Driver: 1972 Datsun 240Z

Bidding is nearing the point of almost being at the “Buy It Now” for this clean, California driver Datsun 240Z. Although not a Series 1 car, it is an earlier model with all of the benefits that go along… more»

Nicest One Left? 1976 Datsun B-210

Nissan Motor Co. began its sales journey in the U.S. in 1958. Established as Nissan USA but selling cars branded as Datsuns (until the 1980s), they would become part of the “import invasion” that began in earnest with the… more»

Buick V8! 1969 Datsun Fairlady 1600

In the spirit of great British sports cars, Datsun’s Fairlady (simply named 1600 or 2000 in America) offered nimble fun in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive drop-top two-seater. Though not a factory option, this 1969 Datsun 1600’s Buick V8 took another… more»

Welcome to Datsunville! Cache of Datsuns

If you’re a fan of pre-1980 Nissan products – back in the day when they were called Datsuns in the U.S. – this is your lucky day. The seller has amassed 15 to 20 of them in all shapes… more»

Sports Car Opportunity: 1978 Datsun 280Z

One of the earliest sales successes that Nissan Motors had in the U.S. would be the Datsun 240Z. It was a 2-seat sports coupe designed to compete with similar cars coming out of Europe. It sold quite well throughout… more»

Original Paint: 1974 Datsun 260Z Survivor

Datsun needed a hit when the 240Z landed on American shores in late 1969.  Called the Fairlady Z in their home market, this handsome sports car with a silky smooth inline six under the hood was the right car… more»

Rare Series 1: 1971 Datsun 240Z

In the world of Z cars, the holiest of grails is the unrestored Series 1 that has no rust and hasn’t been modified. This particular 1971 Datsun 240Z is almost that car, save for an unfortunate respray to a… more»

Desert Survivor! 1969 Datsun 1600 Roadster

Logging the acceleration of the Japanese motorcar industry in the 1960s is a reminder of a competitor that seemingly came out of the blue. Of course, progress wasn’t a straight line: things started haltingly over at Datsun in the… more»

Oklahoma Farm Find: 1965 Datsun L320 Pickup

When I think of a farm or ranch in Oklahoma and what pickup could be hidden there, I think of Ford or Chevy as most people would. After all, it’s a rugged state filled with rugged people doing rugged… more»

Early VIN: 1970 Datsun 240Z

The Datsun 240Z was a game-changer when it debuted in 1969. It didn’t try to be a Jaguar XKE, but its shape was certainly similar. It didn’t go as fast, but its performance was certainly worthwhile. It cost about… more»

Stored 20 Years: 1978 Datsun 280Z Project

On its home turf in Japan, the Datsun 240/260/280Z was known as the Nissan S30 aka Fairlady Z. In the U.S., the 240Z debuted in 1970 and would evolve in engine displacement to the 280Z through 1978. These cars… more»

Needs Engine Transplant: 1968 Datsun Fairlady 2000

While many of us feel guilty for harboring thoughts of modifying a good car to make the ride of our dreams, in some situations, that is forgivable.  If a vehicle has suffered enough damage or is missing crucial parts… more»

Two Owners: 1971 Datsun 240Z

The Datsun 240Z was one of the best things to happen to the sports car genre since the MGB. It hit the trifecta: it was pretty, powerful, and affordable. Introduced in 1969, Datsun’s new car had fully independent suspension,… more»

One Owner: 1978 Datsun 280Z 2+2

Here on craigslist is a resident of Peoria, Arizona that Datsun fans might want to investigate: a one-owner 1978 Datsun 280Z. The asking price is $15,000. I’m always skeptical of low-mileage odometer readings if documentation isn’t available to support… more»

No Reserve: 1979 Datsun 280ZX

The Datsun Z Car had a fairly long first-generation lifespan, beginning in 1969 and going until 1977 without any significant body changes unless you count the stretched 2+2, which made its debut in 1974.  The first run cars included… more»