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A 280Z was pulled out of a garage where is sat for 44 years.
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1976 Datsun 280Z Gets First Wash in 44 Years – Looks Incredible

An auto enthusiast buys a new car and then puts it in a garage after falling on hard times. That was 44 years ago. The car was a brand new 1976 Datsun 280Z with only 350 miles on the odometer. Just recently, that Datsun changed hands and received it’s first cleaning, washing off decades of …
2021 Nissan Ariya parked on street
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Is Nissan a Japanese Car Company?

Nissan Motor Companies is a popular car maker in the US. It is also popular in other countries such as China, Russia, and Mexico. In fact, according to Wikipedia, in 2014 Nissan was the largest auto manufacturer in North America. So where does Nissan originally hail from? Is Nissan a Japanese car company? What does …
Classic Porsche 911 tire testing
Hybrids & Electrics

Classic Car Electric Vehicle Conversion Candidates

I’ve written before about how automotive shops are starting to add electric conversion as a new menu item in addition to oil changes and brake work. The business of converting classic cars, or any car really, from an internal combustion drive vehicle to an electric vehicle, is in its infancy, but it exists. So, this …
1971 Datsun 240Z
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Recently Re-Launched Datsun Brand to Die Again

All exported Nissans from 1958 to 1986 were rebadged under the Datsun banner. During that time, the Fairlady Z cars became iconic and are still fondly remembered here in North American. But, from 1983 to 1986, the Datsun name was phased out in favor of Nissan, the parent company’s name. All these years later, the name Datsun still has brand name …
1966 Datsun 520 Miata truck
Trucks & SUVs

Miata-Based Datsun Brings New Meaning to the Term ‘Sport Truck’

Although the Mazda Miata isn’t the only affordable sports car on the market, it is one of the most popular. That popularity means there’s a ton of aftermarket support for almost any kind of Miata build you could think of. From lifting it for off-roading, to transplanting AWD underneath, to shoving a Hellcat V8 under …
1971 Datsun 240Z
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Why the Overpriced $300k 240Z Was Actually a Good Deal

For the vast majority of us, paying six figures is something usually done for a house, not a car. And it’s not just high-end luxury SUVs, like the Lamborghini Urus or Porsche Cayenne, that cost that much, either. There’s a 600-hp classic Ford Bronco available for a quarter-million dollars, and air-cooled Porsche 911s have similarly …