If you are confused by the name Datsun 310GX, you are not alone. We’ve got a support group for you — it’s called Car’s That Nissan Imported To The USA To Confuse Americans Anonymous. This next car isn’t the classic rear-drive Datsun B210, nor the front-drive Datsun F10 or even the Nissan Pulsar, well maybe […]
Colin Chapman’s motto for car performance was; “simplify and then add diamond plate.” No. Wait. That wasn’t Chapman. That was a young Elon Musk — he was building his first electric car, a canvas backed quasi-camino and he needed a lightweight, space-age material to use for the front valence, rear bumper, bed liner, seat cover, and tail light surround…and he thought “I can’t afford anything light, so I’ll hack the roof off, add 2 tons of lead-acid batteries and use diamond plate wherever I can”. Diamond Plate Motors was a total failure, but he joined the guys at Tesla Motors when they were converting lightweight Lotus Elises to electric and the rest is history. Find this 1980 Datsun 310 offered for $1500 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist.