1977 Datsun Other
This isn’t your grandma’s car. Oh wait. maybe it was. I'm the third owner of this beauty. It was originally bought new by 2 older ladies. followed by an middle aged gentleman. and now myself. Hate to let her go but I have too many projects on my hands. This is not a project car though. Grandma’s know their stuff. This has been a very reliable. fun. and smooth cruising car. I wouldn't hesitate to take it on a road trip & have done so without any issue. It only has 117. 00 miles & it shows. Not to say that it’s perfect but it is probably one of the best examples of a Datsun 810 out there (this is my 2nd 810). The body and panels are straight. very minimal surface rust at spots. the painted in 2012. interior is great overall. & the engine bay is nice and clean. The Datsun 810 was Nissan’s luxury vehicle & the predecessor to the Maxima. This is a 1977. the first year for the 810 that was available between 77-80. It has an ever so smooth Inline Six that Datsun’s were known for. It’s a L24E. a fuel injected 2. 4 liter that consistently gets mid 20’s mpg. It was advertised as a practical family vehicle with a ‘Z motor’. Which it is. I bought this to be a mini-van replacement that has some personality and character. It does share many engine & suspension related parts with the 280zx. It has an automatic transmission that is good working order and cruise control that was added by the dealership. The heater works & it does have AC. It currently sits on some Western Wheels turbines. Two of the tires are brand new. the other two are 2-4 years old. I do have a set of Datsun steel wheels & 2 sets of original hubcaps (ie 8 total) if you’re more interested in having it be completely stock. I had the exhaust replaced from the header back last fall. It has a catalytic converter so it runs clean and passed emissions with flying colors. but for this year it’s actually not required for emissions. The battery is also brand new as of a few weeks ago. I have several extra parts that will be included like: tail lights. seat belts. window visors. a rear seat lower portion (brown). rear hatch glass. a factory repair manual. owners manual. a 1-piece drive shaft that is a direct fit (can change out the 2-piece). and some other parts. For the sake of being forthright. it's flaws are: both front seats have some tears. passenger side tail light has a portion missing. the dash does have some shallow cracks. and as mentioned earlier it does have a few spots where paint has been scratched and rust has formed. If you’d like a classic that isn’t like everything else on the road & will only continue to gain value over the years then this is your wagon. I’d love to keep it. but other things are taking priority at this time.