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San Diego, CA, United States
My Datsun 510 is a work in progress. I was into Datsun's the day after I was born and this was the car literally rode in. So my interest in cars recently came about when I saw our family's old 510 rusting in a field for the past 25 years, until 2009 when I decided to take it on as my restoration project. Thought I'd start this blog about just different stuff that interests me (not just cars but hobbies too). This car is not for sale nor will it ever be for sale. *If your car is featured here against your wishes or you see incorrect information, please contact me at classicdatsuns@gmail.com , and I will make any necessary changes. Have fun viewing. I am not affiliated with any sponsors, company, or body shop. I'm just a dude that likes Datsuns.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Field Trippin With My Camera

Ok, here is just a few pictures that I took on my way to work here in downtown San Diego.  I thought some came out well and others...well, you be the judge.  I'm really liking the small little digital camera we bought from Costco.  I'm learning all the features and settings still but I really like what it has to offer for the price we paid.  Samsung 14.2mgpxl for about $70.










Thursday, January 20, 2011

Garage Reading

Thought I'd upload some garage reading material that I threw together.  Got a little creative with my small digital camera.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Not-So-Popular Skylines C210/C211 77-81

I thought I'd do a little bit of research and post up some findings here.   Like many of my friend's, I'm in high hopes of someday owning and importing an older model car straight from Japan.  I was wondering why there's not too much info about the late 70's early 80's Skyline also known as the C210/C211.  Many want to import a Hakosuka, KenMeri, YonMari, and DR30's with FJ turbo motors.  Being realistic, those models are hard to find for under $10,000USD.  I seldom see articles about the generation before the DR30's.  The C210/C211.  These models can still be found around Japan for around that price or possibly cheaper due to their lack of popularity.  Here's some pics and info I found on the web.  The C210/C211 Skyline definitely has potential in the looks department.  Enjoy my findings.
 The C210/C211 were in production from 1977- 1981 and came in a 2 door 4 door and 5 door wagon variations.
The engines used were:
  • 1600TI - 1.6 L L16T I4, 95 hp (71 kW, 132 N m)
  • 1800TI - 1.8 L L18T I4, 115 hp (86 kW, 152 N m)
  • 2000GT-EL - 2.0 L L20E I6, 130 hp (97 kW, 167 N m)
  • 2000GT-EX - 2.0 L L20ET turbo I6, 145 hp (108 kW, 206 N m)
*The T does not mean turbo.  The only turbo model was the the GT-EX which did not come with any intercooler or blow-off valve.
^info and specs from Wikipedia







Not for the purists but OH SO MEAN!!!  BOSOZOKU!!!




This guy has the bosozoku victory pipe exhaust. 



^ A subtle and classy C211 sedan with rims and a slight drop.

The wood trim below really reminds me of the old Chrysler, Dodge wagons or older Jeeps.


A slammed C210 at a meet in Tasmania.  This guy is sporting the Y plate.  A trademark of a gaijin(foreigner) in Japan.

This slammed C210 is sporting deep dish gold Watanabes with fender flares and front lip.  Awesome combo!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

JDM Legends video shot with a Canon 7D

It's been a while since I posted anything.  I'm trying not to post up other people's work but this video was just captivating.  Thought that it was definitely re-post worthy.


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