Just to set the record straight, the "It happened in 1978" website was wrong and I failed to double-check them. Too late to re-script the entire video. So, once and for all... According to Wikipedia and several additional sources it was actually 1976 when the album Hotel California was released NOT 1978
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Our 1978 Datsun B210 with 19,600 actual miles. (31,500km) It has been garaged it's entire life. It has never been winter driven, and has seldom seen rain... No smoking ever. This car is not restored, it has never had any paint work of any kind. The body and interior are almost perfect. The engine compartment has not been detailed. The car is kept in climate control and only driven a few times each year to car shows. It has an EPA-mpg rating of 28 city and 41 highway! It is powered by a 1.4 liter 4-cylinder engine with a 4-speed manual transmission.
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Thank you for viewing my video. My apologies for poor quality as I am not a professional film maker.
Dare to Be Different in a Datsun 240Z
Owner Dave Scholz, shares his connection with a Japanese cult classic that
could easily be regarded as the 911 of Japan. Its iconic beauty, modular
mechanics, and desirability inspired Dave to heed to Datsun's famous racing
campaign of the '70s, "Dare to be different."
American heads spun when the 1970s ultimately snuffed out their beloved horsepower-drunk
muscle cars. As the world watched them squirm for performance, Japan was
busy developing the 240Z to bring a new thrill to American roads using
balance, harmony, and technology.
"Datsun didn't invent the overhead cam engine, or disc brakes, or
independent suspension but it has a habit of incorporating these
sophisticated systems into brilliantly conceived and easily affordable
cars." (Car and Driver; June, 1970)
1971 Datsun 510 - Jay Leno's Garage
1971 Datsun 510. The Tonight Show's prop master Greg Elliot stops by with
his speedy ground-up restomod - a collector's car in the making and so much
fun to drive!
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1978 Datsun 120y (B210) Coupe. MX5 1.8 vvt engine
280ZX front struts converted to coilover and 280Zx vented disc brakes. Axle
is Ford English shortened with plated LSD diff and Quaife shafts converted
to 114.3 Datsun PCD. rear brakes are RS2000 spec 9inch. 250lb front
springs, leaf springs have extra leaf fitted plus axle has tramp bars.
Engine is standard Mazda MX5 apart from modified plenum to increase volume
and ported intake runners. 150ish BHP
I sold this car in 2013. i do miss it but i need to finish off my F20c
powered Honda S800. hopefully a video in a few years time. should be fun.
1956 CHEVROLET BELAIR (RESTORATION STORY)
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Our 1956 Chevy BELAIR with 48,000 actual miles. (77,250km) It has been
garaged it's entire life. It has never been winter driven, and has seldom
seen rain... No smoking ever. The interior is original except for the
carpet and headliner. The car is kept in climate control and only driven a
few times each year to car shows. To see more, you may visit it's web page
at this url: http://www.jims59.com/56belair/index.html
Thank you for viewing my video. My apologies for poor quality as I am not a
professional film maker.
Datsun 120Y, Canberra SDMA Hillclimb.
Racing the 120Y in the 2009 Canberra SDMA Hillclimb Series, at Fairbairn
By the end of the year i won my class, and came 2nd outright. During one
race meet, I mounted some cameras and filmed a few of the runs.
Class: Type 4 (extensively modified) upto 1600cc
Best laptime: 52.70sec
Car: 1975 Datsun 120Y
Running a worked A15 with twin SU Carbs. 71 rwkw. 550kg rolling weight. 1/4
mile time of 15sec. Its setup more for dirt rally, rather then circuit or
Extractors hooked up to a 2.25 inch out-the-side Exhaust.
Custom front and rear suspension.
Locked rear diff. Stripped interior.
Tires are Bridgestone Potenza RE55's.
Its not much but its a lot fun :D
1984 MONTE CARLO INCREDIBLE SURVIVOR
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This car is powered by a high performance 305cid (5.0 liter) eight cylinder
(V8) engine with a turbo 350 automatic
transmission. It had a sticker price over $12,000.00 in 1984!
See http://www.jims59.com/84montecarlo/index.html for the complete story
and more images of this vintage automobile. Thank you for watching.
Datsun 120a F2 Cherry Coupe - Today
**PLEASE TURN YOUR VOLUME TO MAX** A couple of years ago I realised that my
first car, a Datsun 120a F2 Coupe, was the only car that I've ever really
liked or wanted - So after a 20-year gap I've managed to buy and then
restore another, matching many details to try and recreate that original
car. It's been a lot of work but has turned out rather well, with a vehicle
that is a vast improvement on my rusty original. This is a short film
showcasing the car as it is today - one of only a few still left running in
the country (UK).
Me and my dad see my dad's old car for the first time in 20 years.
He sold the car over 20+ years ago when he was an alcoholic. Said he
probably would have died in it. This is the first time he saw it since he
sold it over 20+ years ago. The car does look in relative good shape, we
have no idea what has been done with the car over the past 20 years. It
obviously wasn't sitting there for 20 years and nobody claims it to be. Pay
attention, people. 1964 Buick Rivera. 425 Wildcat V8 w/ 427 horsepower.