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Anybody every here or know why they didn't offer the coupes here in the states?

By far my favorite Japanese classic and it's hard to think that Datsun thought Americans would buy the 2dr sdn but not the coupe. Many European company's made sports models focused on selling to America.

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Because Americans eat too much beef to fit in the back seat.

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we'er to tall too fit in the back and they aren't?

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Something about that doesn't look right to me. I don't think it's an import from Japan. Any experts care to shed some light?

 

That's a South African built coupe, not a Japanese one. Lots of little differences. 

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Anybody every here or know why they didn't offer the coupes here in the states?

By far my favorite Japanese classic and it's hard to think that Datsun thought Americans would by the 2dr sdn but not the coupe. Many European company's made sports models focused on selling to America.

 

 

 

 

I've always read it was mostly price? With the 510s being $2000-2200, the Coupes would have sold for about $3000. Which is very close to the price of the Roadster/240Z. 

 

How many Americans would have spent 50% more money just to have a "fancy" 510? I doubt very many would have...

 

 

Because Americans eat too much beef to fit in the back seat.

 

If you believe their advertising from the time, size is an issue. They were overly concerned with selling cars here that "fit" the average American. 

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If you believe their advertising from the time, size is an issue. They were overly concerned with selling cars here that "fit" the average American. 

 

Some of us still don't fit....

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Some of us still don't fit....

I don't have that problem  :D

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I just bought this. Built in South Africa. Seems solid but needs lots of work...

 

Charlie

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I just bought this. Built in South Africa. Seems solid but needs lots of work...

 

Charlie

 

 

Yeah,  but a whole bunch more pictures here would prove it ..

 

:lol:

 

  i was going to steal a few of your new pictures from "over there" but since your here,,carpet bomb this place with your pictures these guys won't mind one bit.

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Ooooo it has the hood vents

 

Ricer...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3: Never flare my Coupe.

 

 

 

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I don't know man... This is one of the sexiest cars I've ever seen.

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expensive form of rice

 

All rice is expensive, as it's money wasted.   B)

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It's a SoCal thing. Seems to happen to about half the dimes down there.

It's an LA thing I live in San Diego and most of use run 15s or smaller, just had to correct the "SoCal thing" it's an "LA thing"

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^^is that a Nissan comp seat I see??

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Green!

 

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Wasn't this one for sale a few months ago on criagslist? are you the new owner?

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Wasn't this one for sale a few months ago on criagslist? are you the new owner?

 

Not mine.  It was for sale on LA craigslist for $25K back in February.

I still have the phone number if you are interested.

 

Mine are here:

 

Cooper

http://community.ratsun.net/topic/44192-cooper-1969-1600sss-bluebird-coupe/

 

Trouble

http://community.ratsun.net/topic/45858-trouble-late-1969-sss-bluebird-coupe/

 

I have some updating to do...

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Looks kinda funky without the door trim...   

 

But it does look good in red...   ^_^

 

Red!

Man they look good in Red!

 

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Yeah and it's a sad sight under the hood of that one ^^^^ still don't understand restoring a car and neglecting the engine bay...

 

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