The unofficial theme this week has been grungy, worn down cars here on LACS. Take for example this lovely 1980 Datsun 280ZX. This particular example of fine automotive engineering is the 10th Anniversary edition so it is a TRUE collectors car. Take note how it is parked up front in a “Clean Air” parking spot, as it justly deserves. The emission standards in 1980 were TOP notch.
Take my sarcasm with a grain of salt and have a great Valentines day (if you’re into that). Enjoy
Found this old Datsun parked on a side street in Glendale. The temperature was an unpleasant 98 degrees that day and I would not want to drive around in something such as this Datsun which presumably has no A/C! None-the-less, this Datsun B210 tug at my heartstrings so I had to take some pics of it. Enjoy.
Some info via Wikipedia:
The Datsun B-210 continued to be the fuel-economy leader in North America and it was one of the least expensive cars available. This was in part due to the light metal; small A13 or A14 engine with OHV technology and a very basic vinyl interior used in its construction. Introduced for 1974 with a 1.3-litre four, this was replaced by a larger and more powerful 1.4-litre version for 1975. This engine remained in use, continuing to be installed in the next generation B210. At the time, their body styles were popular with buyers – mainly the hatchback coupé as the sedans were considered by some to be less appealing.