Cloudy Daze: 1974 Datsun B210
I’m gonna get up on my soap box and claim that this next car is too expensive. I’m not saying that someone won’t pay the owner a price close to the asking, but 15 large for a Datsun B210 that doesn’t have a trunk full of gold bullion is nuts. Yes, the car is in good shape, yes it has only 26k miles on the 5-digit odo, but this is a B210 which means it has the miserable 1.3 liter A13 overhead valve 4-banger which was a one-year-only engine, good luck getting parts to rebuild it when it hits 50k miles. And 75 horsepower is great in a ’59 Porsche Speedster or something pre-war, but in 1974 the typical Mustang had like 400 ft-lbs of torque and you’ll have a hard time keeping up with traffic in this pre-recycled tuna can. I’m sorry, I wish I could get behind this, but I’m gonna step off my soap box now and let you guys tell me why life is always sunny in a Sunny. Find this 1974 Datsun B210 offered for $15000 in Oxnard, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1974 Datsun B210
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: blue
title status: clean
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Up for sale is a 1974 Datsun B210 26097 Original Miles. Paint is Turquoise [ORIGINAL NEVER BEEN PAINTED], interior is Tan and 100% original, carpet is the original Mod Squad Orange plaid. Comes with the original warranty paper work and hard card from Al Piano Datsun in thousand oaks CA, please see photos. Car was stored in a shipping container since the early eighties in Sun Land CA which is why it is in the condition it is. Price is $15000.00 obo, values on these early Datsun’s in this condition are from $25.000.00 to $45.000.00. Vehicle drives, stops, and shifts, vehicle is on Non Op, so do not ask to drive all over the neighborhood unless you have cash in hand. Any questions you can call, text or email. Thanks
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Exact opposite of a barn find, sh*tbox in a box.
Comment of the day.
These cars were as grim as they got back in the day. Slow and ugly. Voted car “most likely to get passed” by everyone who got stuck behind one.
Of all the cars in all the barns in all the world, someone preserved *this* tin can? Um, good color?
I learned how to drive stick shift on an ’81 Datsun 210, with the even less powerful A12A engine and tall highway gears. I can thoroughly understand why someone would want to stuff one in a shipping container and forget about it for several decades.
Although there probably isn’t much wrong with it that a bridgeported 13B wouldn’t cure.
Does the seller think this is a 240Z? That’s the only explanation I can think of for the asking price.
Owned a 76 for a short time back in 79. The ONLY good thing I can say about that car is that it is one of the few on which I made a profit when selling.