Vague Ad Z-Car: 1976 Datsun 280Z 2+2

The adage that a rising tide lifts all boats is true in collectible automobile circles.  It is no secret that collectible Japanese cars are appreciating at a stratospheric rate.  One of these shooting stars is Datsun’s early Z-cars.  While… more»

Restore, or Not? 1973 Datsun 240Z

Datsun 240Z prices have shot upward in the last few years, as restored examples of this ubiquitous but competent sports car began to hit the market. It’s as if the willingness to spend real money to make a pristine… more»

Mellow Yellow: 1977 Datsun King Cab 4×4 Pickup

Vintage Japanese pickups have been on a tear as of late, with old-school Toyotas in particular leading the charge into higher pricing tiers for what used to be a reliable beater. The Datsun 720 series was its foremost competitor… more»

Desirable Early Example: 1970 Datsun 240Z

It is fair to say that the 1960s was a decade of learning for Japanese car manufacturers like Datsun. They progressed from building lightly re-engineered licensed copies of European models to developing their brands and unique vehicles. For Datsun,… more»

Original Owner: 1960 Datsun PLG221 Pickup

The earliest versions of a given model are often times the most sought-after examples, as buyers of those versions place a great deal of emphasis on provenance. In the case of this 1960 Datsun PLG221 pickup, the seller is… more»

Junkyard Find: 1971 Datsun 240Z

As we all know by now (or most of you, at least, have been beaten to death with this information), I bought a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 out of a salvage yard a few years back. I am happy… more»

Stored for Two Decades: 1972 Datsun 240Z

This 1972 Datsun 240Z has the kind of story we all dream of when thinking about our ideal barn find discovery. Said to have been owned by the seller’s father-in-law since 1979, the Z car has recently been pulled… more»

White on Red: 1972 Datsun 240Z

This 1972 Datsun 240Z is described as being a highly original car that is equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission and a numbers-matching inline-six. The paint is not original but it is the correct color code with original paint… more»

Northern California Barn Find: 1970 Datsun Fairlady

This 1970 Datsun Fairlady 1600 roadster has been slumbering in perhaps one of the best places to find a long-forgotten sports car, northern California. I can’t think of a better environment to leave a car in storage for decades… more»

Numbers-Matching: 1970 Datsun 240Z Project

When I was growing up and in my car-crazy teen years, Datsun Z cars seemed to be all over the place in our hometown, but I was so closed-minded in my youth of thinking it was Mopar or no… more»

Low Mileage Time Capsule: 1982 Datsun 280ZX

The history of Nissan’s Z-car is one of Before and After. “Before” began in 1969 with the advent of the 240Z, marketed as a Datsun in the US. An instant success back then thanks to its big, silky, in-line… more»

Package Deal: Trio of 1970s Z Cars

Nissan followed up with the successful Datsun Fairlady roadster (or Sports in the USA) with the Fairlady Z, a small enclosed coupe that won the hearts of Western buyers. Better known in the States as the 240Z, 260Z, and… more»

Blue Plate Driver: 1973 Datsun 240Z

Hagerty Insurance recently issued a report wherein it predicted that the Datsun 280Z – the model that came after the celebrated 240Z – would start to see a bit of a softening in the collector car marketplace. That would… more»

Genuine Antique? 1975 Datsun B210 2-Door Sedan

The term “antique” is interesting, and its definition changes depending on the object upon which it is assigned. In the automotive world, it is often acknowledged that any car over twenty-five years old qualifies, meaning there are junkyards across… more»

1980 Datsun 720 Pickup With Only 25,236 Miles!

Datsuns from 1980 don’t generally jump out as genuine classics, but vehicles like this 1980 Datsun 720 Pickup break the rules. This fantastic survivor presents superbly and has a genuine 25,236 miles on its odometer. It has never seen… more»

Stored Since 1990: 1983 Datsun 280ZX

When it comes to 1980s sports cars, few are as instantly recognizable as the S130-chassis Datsun 280ZX. This is a car that has the same sort of instant recognition capabilities as the Porsche 911, but it is far more… more»