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Datsun 240Z Owner Left No Bolt Unsnapped

Datsun 240Z Owner Left No Bolt Unsnapped

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Oct 2014
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My friend called me, saying “You have to buy this car.” We drove about two hours up the road at 9pm. When I first saw it, I liked the uniqueness of the color and the fact that it was a first-year 240Z. The guy I bought it from was actually the original owner. The Datsun had 69,000 miles and was bone stock, I've done everything to this car minus painting it.

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Before Driving One, Familiarize Yourself with the First Skyline

Before Driving One, Familiarize Yourself with the First Skyline

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Sep 2014
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Before the 600hp monster that is the Nissan GT-R NISMO, the R32, the Hakosuka, even before Nissan and Prince merged, came the Prince Skyline in 1957. It sported a lowly 1.5L 60hp engine and looked to all the world like a slimmed-down General Motors knock-off. But in spite of its derivative appearance it showcased Japanese manufacturing prowess to the world...

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Regardless of the Climate, This Datsun is in Great Shape

Regardless of the Climate, This Datsun is in Great Shape

By Petrolicious Productions / 10 Jul 2014

People who love cars and winter weather are typically well-served by not combining them. The salt applied to roads during the cold months has a tendency to ravage cars. According to the listing, this 1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo's owner has made sure not to mix that pair of pleasures.

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Vintage Japanese Racing Photos Include Skylines and Fairladys

Vintage Japanese Racing Photos Include Skylines and Fairladys

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Jun 2014
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As shocking as it might be to my fellow Americans, we don't hold a patent on the national auto racing series. And similar to NASCAR, Japan's JTCC has been running in different iterations since the late 1960s (yes, we know NASCAR is older). Back then the series was virtually dominated by the C10 Skyline GT-Rs...

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Why the Datsun 240Z Is Collectable

Why the Datsun 240Z Is Collectable

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Apr 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.
Everyone knows the Datsun 240Z. However, for many, according to Mr. Brian Rabold, Hagerty’s Valuation Services Senior Manager, the Z “redefined what an affordable sports car could be, and in some ways helped seal the fate of British sports cars in the US. And while nice 240Zs could be found anywhere for less than $10,000 for years, astute buyers have long since recognized their value and it's now difficult to find a high-quality example for four figures.”

This Classic Datsun Found Its Owner

This Classic Datsun Found Its Owner

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Apr 2014
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The funny thing is that I was actually completely set on buying a Datsun 510 and had been looking around for the perfect one for close to a year. My father cut out an ad in the local newspaper (I know right, not craigslist?) and advertising this 1000. I did a little research and knew it was something special, it had spent half its life in Steveston (about five minutes away from me).

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This Datsun Traveled 37,000 miles on a North American Road Trip

This Datsun Traveled 37,000 miles on a North American Road Trip

By Petrolicious Productions / 11 Mar 2014 / 17 Comments Read More

The average American driver puts 13,500 miles per year on their car. Mr. Scott Fisher of Las Vegas, Nevada, added that many to the odometer of his 1967 Datsun Roadster in just the first three months of a recently-completed road trip that ultimately took him to forty-eight U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces. By the time Scott pulled into his garage in Las Vegas for the first time in eight months, he had covered 37,850 miles of the North American countryside.

What Car Announced Japan's Arrival?

What Car Announced Japan's Arrival?

By Aaron McKenzie / 27 Jan 2014
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By the time Detroit noticed Japan, it was too late. Since the late 1950s, the Big Three had ignored the few Japanese vehicles on American soil, dismissing the early Datsun PL210s and Toyopet Crowns as the sales disasters they were, failing to recognize the upstarts' potential. With the benefit of hindsight, then, what car — or cars — should have made Detroit uneasy about the Japanese competition?

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Owner Tours USA on His Datsun Roadster Road Trip

Owner Tours USA on His Datsun Roadster Road Trip

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2014
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Scott Fisher, from Las Vegas, Nevada, is currently on an extended road trip around the US in his 1967 Datsun Roadster 1600 as a cathartic intermission in his life between selling his business in March and starting whatever's next. Being intrigued and envious, we interviewed him to find out some more details about this exciting opportunity he's created for himself.

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