1979 Datsun 210 Hatchback.

February 17, 2011

10 comments


10 comments:

Eddie said...

Nice, almost like my first car...decades ago

ben said...

Tony and I will second that Eddie. The first stick shift I learned on, and I swear we never did an oil change on that thing. I had no idea what oil changes were, or what rear wheel drive was, but God that was a great car.

ben said...

Oh, and this was parked on Glisan right? It's funny because it lives just a few blocks from me in NE. I've had pics of this sitting on my hard drive since last summer :) I love the steelies and pin striping, not to mention how straight it is.

Justin said...

^ What ben said.

matthew said...

I saw this car today also. I live in the Ne32nd & Glisan area so it must have been somewhere in the hood.

tony said...

@matthew & ben: yep, it's that car.

i might've passed it up in a different setting or with different light, but the image just popped.

i agree, door bondo/primer aside, it's a straight little thing, and the pinstripe tugged at my heartstrings.

painted steelies are a modification i never find offensive.

Jeff said...

This was our "driver's ed" car too. I'm surprised the clutch lasted long enough for me to learn how to make it go!

Eddie said...

I actually had station wagon and! I live in Switzerland.

ben said...

We need to run some statistics about what cars have received the most "I owned one of these..." or maybe "My first car was..."

I have a feeling the 210s will be high up on that list.

axxicorn said...

Ha! That's my car!