Sucking in the Seventies: 1975 Datsun B210

We get kind of excited at DT World Headquarters when we run across low mileage J-tin survivors from the malaise era.  Seems like the excitement usually only lasts until the 3rd photo on CL where the interior shot reveals a soul-sucking slush box, guaranteed to rob whatever small amount of imagined joy there might be in a 70’s crap-box.  Well, today is a different day.  Find this low mileage 1975 Datsun B210 with a 4 speed manual for sale in Everett, WA for $3,600 via craigslist.

Most 70’s econobox survivors without moonshot mileage seem to exist out there only with automatic transmissions.  One theory is that they are so awful to drive that someone that put their hard earned paycheck down and signed on the dotted line, usually gives up after a couple of years.  Then it is moved to the back of the garage, where it is slowly covered in flower pots until the owners heirs are tasked with selling it on.  It’s rare to find one with an honest shift-it-yourself transmission with minimal miles under its tires.  Our subject here claims 32,000 miles over the last 43 revolutions around the sun, so I will leave it you to figure out the reason why it has logged less than 750 miles per year or if there is a bit of creative copy writing going on.

Here’s the money shot.

From the seller:

Selling my daily driver 1975 Datsun B210 4 door as I no longer drive it regularly. Its engine still works great and 4-speed transmission shifts through all the gears with no pop outs or funny business. Odometer reads 32,343 miles. In great condition for being over 40 years. Headliner intact and complete, interior overall is very nice. Externally it does have some dents and some bruising from age and use. Bought it with a newer coat of paint which makes it stand out nicely.

$3600 OBO Cash only

Clean title in hand

If this ad is still up its still available.

No flakes or low ballers

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Gianni is Daily Turismo’s Pacific Northwest correspondent.