5k: Rust Coast Chopper: 1976 Datsun 210 Honey Bee

This Datsun 210 was once owned by West Coast Chopper’s founder Jesse
James, but it looks like it was neglected and abused like Sandra
Bullock.  Internet gossip has it that Jesse grew tired of the 210 and
traded it in for a newer (but still used) Von D-type covered in custom paint but many more miles and a rebuilt title.  Find this 1976 Datsun 210 Honey Bee for sale in Austin, TX currently bidding for $7,300 on ebay with 2 days to go.

The Datsun 210 was a frugal 2-door from Japan, called the Nissan Sunny in Japanese showrooms.  The B210 generation (1973-1983) arrived at a time when its 1.4 liter inline-4 cylinder putting out 80 horsepower was welcome when filling the tank at the gas station.  As an added bonus, the front-engine rear drive chassis 210 tips the scales at only 2100 lbs so performance wasn’t that bad.

The Honey Bee package was a graphics/cosmetic option specific to North America that really didn’t add much more than a sleepy bumble bee to the fenders, but today are considered cool and sell for much more than a standard 210.

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