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I had the use of a 1987 2.0 GL estate for a few days when it was 3 years old and it did a fine job.

 

There's one of those estates for sale on the Datsun forum at present (the seller is also here, I think he posted when he was looking for parts).

 

I've had a couple of the FWD models, the first was an E-reg 2.0 SGL 4dr bought for < £300 from a chap in Norwich.

 

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The fleet back in 2008 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Very solid and tidy car, it ended up selling through AS to Craig Cheetham for far too little money and I wish I'd never sold it as a few months later I needed another cheap car.

 

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Nissan Bluebird 1.8GS auto (T72) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

So I got this one from down Surrey/Sussex way. Another nice one, though it did cost a bit more (£545 from memory). Went to Pandamonium after me.

 

Have owned three of the RWD Datsun Bluebirds as well.

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There's one of those estates for sale on the Datsun forum at present (the seller is also here, I think he posted when he was looking for parts).

 

I've had a couple of the FWD models, the first was an E-reg 2.0 SGL 4dr bought for < £300 from a chap in Norwich.

 

11807189303_75ea3e151f_c.jpg

The fleet back in 2008 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Very solid and tidy car, it ended up selling through AS to Craig Cheetham for far too little money and I wish I'd never sold it as a few months later I needed another cheap car.

 

3824744347_4233d49eaf_o.jpg

Nissan Bluebird 1.8GS auto (T72) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

So I got this one from down Surrey/Sussex way. Another nice one, though it did cost a bit more (£545 from memory). Went to Pandamonium after me.

 

Have owned three of the RWD Datsun Bluebirds as well.

IIRC Panda bought my bluey too.

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Bluebirds are one of those cars I've never owned but have always fancied, part of me still thinks i should have bought that blue D reg 1.6LX that i posted a couple of days ago in the ebay thread.

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I think I`m gonna out my estate, I`m not getting the time to finish it & not being able to find basic parts like lights is starting to really wind me up.

Its a perfectly good automobile, did 250 miles in 1 day with the family a couple of weeks ago in it, youngest loved the reclining rear seats, but its just not `me`..
 

I like the speakers in the headlining though:



And its perfectly comfortable cruising the autobahn, unbalanced tyre aside:

 



(edit:  it cocked up where the pictures were supposed to be inserted.. Matron!)

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Loving the Bluebird revival on here. Brought back random memories of my parent's friends Bluebird. It seemed so odd - and luxurious - among the British tin my parents and others were trundling around in.

 

And those vents on the rear quarters...

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I had an 86 sr turbo in two tone blue and silver it was great fun to drive went well and handled fairly well. just impssible find parts for.

 

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the interior was cool the seats had nissan embossed in them, and the dash was very 80s with an orange grid pattern.

 

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When we passed our tests in the early 00's, a mate had use of his dad's F plate 5dr ZX Turbo 'Executive'. We thought it was uncool at the time, but it spanked everything we came up against, when he revved that chocolate CA18DET out. :-)

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Ive been lucky enough to own one or two Blueys, or derivatives

 

Brought to them by Ratdat, with a lovely little 4 series, I marvelled how good a mid 60s saloon can be.

 

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It was the sole cause for a subsequent addition a slightly later rhd version i imported from Melbourne.

 

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Some of you may recall the outcry when it was knicked off my drive-  recovered 2 days later because it became too hot. It  had already been entered for a banger race in Norfolk - so a very lucky escape.

 

I then added an earlier 65 320 crewcab in totally untouched original condition -just needing recommissioning.

 

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That was a great old tool, a proper workhorse,  I still regret selling it to an avid Belgie- although I did import 2 more for him, for immediate added profit. Neither as nice as this though..Miss it

 

I moved a little more 'modern' with a late 80s U11 SSS

 

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This is still quite quirky, with pillarless B pillars (masked by the hanging seatbelts) yet a 4 door. It has an 8 plug head with twin track distributor cap/rotor arm -quite bizarre. Q

 

The turbo makes its a quick little toy -but Ive no real need right now so rsting quietly

 

Finally another Oz version - the 90s Pintara (ex Wuvvum of this parish). Its a high mileage base level outback saloon, always starts, reliable, no fripperies whatsoever. 

I often use it as a towcar...I'm not aware of another in the UK- but you may know better?

 

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Pictured here collecting another Yugo & Samara . Its a stalwart, never complaining, always willing. 

 

Would I have another? Definitely. 

 

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Hey Nigel is your U11 likely to be this one I knew of about ten years ago? It was owned by the fella who ran the ZXOC and who's name I forget. There can't be that many U11 SSS-X Turbo pillar-less saloons in the UK!

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Mk2, They do predate Datsuns initial uk foray, yes. I think Datsuns very first cars arrived in 69 - although those more knowledgeable than me may differ.

 

Rusty, Does indeed look like mine- I'd be surprised if there were 2! Mine was registered (& will return to) E448 JOO. It was in a shocking state when I got it.

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Ive been lucky enough to own one or two Blueys, or derivatives

 

Brought to them by Ratdat, with a lovely little 4 series, I marvelled how good a mid 60s saloon can be.

 

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It was the sole cause for a subsequent addition a slightly later rhd version i imported from Melbourne.

 

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Some of you may recall the outcry when it was knicked off my drive-  recovered 2 days later because it became too hot. It  had already been entered for a banger race in Norfolk - so a very lucky escape.

 

I then added an earlier 65 320 crewcab in totally untouched original condition -just needing recommissioning.

 

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That was a great old tool, a proper workhorse,  I still regret selling it to an avid Belgie- although I did import 2 more for him, for immediate added profit. Neither as nice as this though..Miss it

 

I moved a little more 'modern' with a late 80s U11 SSS

 

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This is still quite quirky, with pillarless B pillars (masked by the hanging seatbelts) yet a 4 door. It has an 8 plug head with twin track distributor cap/rotor arm -quite bizarre. Q

 

The turbo makes its a quick little toy -but Ive no real need right now so rsting quietly

 

Finally another Oz version - the 90s Pintara (ex Wuvvum of this parish). Its a high mileage base level outback saloon, always starts, reliable, no fripperies whatsoever. 

I often use it as a towcar...I'm not aware of another in the UK- but you may know better?

 

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Pictured here collecting another Yugo & Samara . Its a stalwart, never complaining, always willing. 

 

Would I have another? Definitely.

 

I lived in Western Oz for a bit with parents, when I was a kid. Also had (have) extended family out there. My uncle had a beige R30 Pintara.

 

I never thought there would be one over here. :-)

 

Just needs some mag wheels and a cannon. See you at Hungry Jack's!

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