All posts for the month February, 2009

When we bought this little 1200 coupe back in 1998 it had a paltry 28,000 miles on the clock and was in absolutely lovely condition. At the time we paid what was then considered to be pretty strong money for a Datsun, £1300! A lot considering that even now, ten years later, it’s only the best cars that fetch that would much although now they are incredibly rare here. Possibly the only criticism that could be made of it’s condition when we got it was the rear panel which had at some time been replaced, no doubt due to previous accident damage. It wasn’t the tidiest repair and certainly not up to my standards but the car looked perfectly presentable so I left it alone. The coupe originally ran the registration SYD18M but the seller wanted to keep the plate which was a shame.

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