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Old 03-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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I was browsing search tempest today looking for a Ducati Monster to kick the crap out of, and I came across this ad:
http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/2824339345.html
What a beauty! There is so much JUNK on craigslist, but this car makes me eat my words.
Do any of you Jersey guys know this car? It says it was tuned by RT tuning in Lansdale. That's where the dyno benefit for Tri State Tuners was last year where Mann laid down 325whp in his NC, and I dyno'd at 225whp.
Click on the link, and I promise it won't be a waste of your time.
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The ad is from January 29th, so I assume it's gone, but What a hot car.
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Buy it.
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There are hundreds more reasons to get a datsun.
Finding one that isn't a complete bucket and for a reasonable amount is the hard part.

Seems like all the deals are either 1000 miles away or are sold fast.
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Just wait a bit and buy a brand new one.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500395_1...-datsun-brand/
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I'm nursing a semi...
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There's a 1966 Datsun 1600 roadster for sale two blocks away from me. Well, it's in pieces, but with a fully rebuilt motor they are asking $500 for it. If only I had the space. So bad ***. btw, this is not a picture of it. Just for reference.
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If it isn't a rust bucket, get it!
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/\ This.

Around here they go for 2000-3000 I kid you not
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My dad has 4 240z in various states of restoration including one real "Fairlady Z" (an actual Japanese import) with the L20 motor (instead of the L24 in USDM 240s). Once he is ready to give one up I'll be picking it up.
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Just wait a bit and buy a brand new one.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500395_1...-datsun-brand/
They're only resurrecting the Datsun brand name, not the actual cars.

And they won't be sold in the US or other industrial nations. They plan to apply the marque only to cheap, horrible shitboxes sold to people in "developing" nations. Think Perodua Kelisa or Tata Nano.
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No way they'll ever make a car as cool as the original 260Z or 280Z.
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DustinB...buy that car! $500 is a steal for it! I'm tempted to drive to BC and pick it up!
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IIRC, the owner used to have a pretty sick EG hatch, and seems to be a functioning car guy. Shouldn't be a halfassed car
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There's a 1966 Datsun 1600 roadster for sale two blocks away from me. Well, it's in pieces, but with a fully rebuilt motor they are asking $500 for it. If only I had the space. So bad ***. btw, this is not a picture of it. Just for reference.
Dude. For $500, rent a storage unit and work on it when you can.
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Very cool Datsun...except I think the body work is a little over the top. Would prefer more of the wedge shape with a big, low air dam personally. The 240z is definitely on my "Cars I would own if I were financially independent" list.
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WOW TODD that's fucky awesome.

That fibreglassed body is begging to crack though.
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They're only resurrecting the Datsun brand name, not the actual cars.

And they won't be sold in the US or other industrial nations. They plan to apply the marque only to cheap, horrible shitboxes sold to people in "developing" nations. Think Perodua Kelisa or Tata Nano.
Yeah, I know, I just saw this recently and this thread popped up and then...
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This is so absolutely beautiful. I want to drive to NJ just to shake this guys hand, or whoever built it.
This is the linked video straight off the craigslist ad:
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WOW TODD that's fucky awesome.

That fibreglassed body is begging to crack though.
Oh really? (from craigslist ad: "All metal widebody conversion")

fuggy awesome it sure is...I have no time or need for this car, but I just can't stop looking at it and dreaming.
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