The name Maxima was first used in 1980 by Nissan on a fully decked out trim of their 810 sedan — it was Maxima in its features and luxury. The Maxima name took over the 810 designation after the 1981 model year and today’s example is the last year of the original front-engine rear-drive Maxima G910 generation. I would normally say that this car needs an RB26DETT engine plus 6-speed gearbox, but with only 17k miles on the odometer, this car probably needs to be preserved as stock. Find this 1984 Nissan Maxima offered for $6,700 in Fontana, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The conversation must have gone something like this; Dude, let’s travel around the country living in this bus. Yeah, but what this bus needs is a Volkswagen Bus mounted on the roof. Dude..that is a great idea, but what if it had two buses mounted on the top? Sick. Do you think the taco shop is still open, I’m starving. The end result of many hours of fabrication and crane work is this next thing. Find this 1982 BlueBird Bus offered for $12,000 in Germantown, WI via fakebrace merkur4tiplace. Tip from Matt.
I remember going to the junkyards after school and finding them littered with old Coronas, Carinas, 810s, and Colts. Now a decade and a half later, they’re barely in scrap piles let alone rolling down the road. Finding such a period correct example of Japanese-American iron that hasn’t become either part of the landscape or […]
The original Datsun 510 Bluebird was sold in the US market from 1968 through 1973 on a well engineered compact unibody platform that used MacPherson strut suspension up from and semi-trailing arms out back. Power came from a SOHC 4-banger that was basically Nissan’s 240Z engine with two cylinders lopped off, but today’s 510 is […]
The Datsun 510/Bluebird was a small sedan (2-door, 4-door, or wagon) built in Japan and sold from 1968 through 1973. Their boxy good looks have stood the test of time better than most other Datsuns from the same time period, and if you like the 510 sedan’s style you’ll dig this next feature. Find this […]
After delighting back-road thrill-seekers and autocrossers alike, the Datsun Bluebird left the U.S. market, never to be seen again. Back in its home country, it matriculated into the all-wheel-drive rally fighter you see here, until bloat and anonymity set in, and its role in the marketplace was filled by a nameless front-drive appliance. Here at […]
In 1968, with the release of the 510 series Bluebird, Nissan put together a winning formula of Teruo Uchino styling, bullet proof inline-4 cylinder engine, rear-wheel-drive, and IRS. The little coupe/sedan/wagon was badged as the 510 for the US market and offers a surprisingly compelling alternative to a BMW 2002. Find this 1971 Datsun 510 […]
The Datsun 510 was part of the Nissan Bluebird lineup sold in the US market from 1968 through 1973. The sheet metal was penned by Datsun in-house designer Teruo Uchino and the suspension was cribbed from the BMW 1600/2000/2002 — MacPherson strut in front and semi-trailing arms in the back. It was the poor man’s […]
Sometimes a picture says a thousand words and other times it asks a thousand questions…this is one of the latter times. This 1991 Nissan Stanza XE is offered for $1,600 in Lancaster, CA via craigslist by a shoeless dude who stares forlornly at his soon to be ex-car. Dressed in a matching white, his shoulders […]
The Datsun 510 (known as the Bluebird outside the US & Canada) was the Japanese equivalent of the BMW 2002 from parent company Nissan. Like the 2002, they were built by the boatload, rusted instantly when exposed to moisture and languished in a price range that put them just inches from the crusher for decades. […]