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Your First Datsun? What was it? When was it?

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1993,13, 70 521, had been rolled and sat since 85, rebuilt carb, straightened the roof out and had 6 521's and 77 Toyota by the age of 17.

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Hey, I beat Wayno - I bought my Roadster when I was 40. I've had two others since then but just have my 510 now.

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21, in 2007 I bought a 1981 Datsun 280zx that I had been eyeballing for 2 weeks going to work everyday until I bought it for $1500 from a tiny car lot in Central Point, Oregon close to my old high school. I was actually looking for a 240z or a 260z because there was a shop a few streets down that had 260z in front sitting for years even before I was in high school even after high school I offered to buy it but guy refused said it was his sons car and was gonna put a V8 in it so I went for the 280zx and drive it home!

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Bought my 510 in may of '06 had a 68 4dr for about a week in '07(and it was free too, had to gibe it back

...) got my super stock 620 kc summer of '12 and just picked up a bone stock '73 610 goon last week.....not bad for a "punk kid" :lol:

 

Edit: got my first one at 19

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Were you one of the people calling the guy 3 days after he took the ad down ted?....

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No I was one of the guys trying to find a buyer for it 15 minutes after it was posted. I didn't have the cash or I might have been the owner.

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No I was one of the guys trying to find a buyer for it 15 minutes after it was posted. I didn't have the cash or I might have been the owner.

By then my email was already on its way. :)

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15. Second car. Bought with earned money. (Worked weekends and summers since 13). $2000. 1981 280zx. T-top. Loved that car until after college. Sold it to go rogue gypsy for a while. Next car a 71 goon. I guess my next ride will need to be a 61 Hearst.

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May have been technically before I was born or a few months after I'm not quite sure on the timeline. I know right around the time I was born my Dad bought a B110 for real cheap as it had been in a front and rear fender bender and my earliest car memories are riding in it or my Mom's 510. As soon as I got my license it was officially mine but I had been working on it and driving it long before that.

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Can technically say i was still in the womb lol, but i got given my 510 when i was 17.  But building and working on them with my dad, from pretty much the age of 1 when i sat in the drivers seat lol

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First Datsun at age 21 - new 1971 240Z

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I was 25 and it was a 81 280zxt that I picked up for $500. I drove it for a about a year and a half and sold it for $900 after the 3 speed automatic went out on me. Wish I still had the car. Would love to put the engine in my 77 280z.

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My wife, all 5 foot 10 of her, had just passed her driver's  test.  Now came the "what car would she actually fit inside?"  She really wanted a Toyota, but Toyota prep for the North American market had positioned the seats too far to the rear.  Our 1964 Corvair with manual 3 speed transmission was too long in the seat to car pedal footing for her to fit, as was our later  1965 Chevy Nova Wagon.  Guess what! t The 1967 Datsun RL411 was just her size and in our find came with an automatic transmission!  We still have it, and I drive it on an almost daily basis!

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15, 1981 210 hatchback (5spd a15) given to me by my dad.. 16, and looking to buy and restore a 521.

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19 or 20. it was a 70 521. It was at a house I went to when I did my mobile detail thing. It was lowered on wide wheels and looked cool. I had no idea what kinda truck it was until I saw the tailgate. I disliked imports very much, but liked that truck a lot. I said hey dude thats a badass truck, he told me $1000 it was mine. I was like woah no shit? i tried to sell my suburban to pay for it. A couple days later a buddy of mine called me and said hey, I got this old truck, come help me work on it. (He is not mechanically inclined). I show up, and see the damn 521. Tried to buy it off him and he said no. Later on he got mad he couldnt get it running right. He put it up for sale, and i couldnt come up with the $$ in time. He sold it to a friend, who got fed up with it and literally gave it back to my friend. I then sold off my s10 i had bought 2 days prior and finally had my 521. the second i tried pulling out of the parking spot, the throttle cable snapped. It fought me from day one, and I daily drove it 50 miles a day for 8 months until it blew a headgasket and I had to sell it. Guy who owns it now is doing a full resto. I have since got another 521. sorry for the novel

 

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Met my wife in a 76 or was it a 77 king cab 620.I had a speaker box and a spare tire holding the seats up in the truck.it was a pile of shit.

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my 67' 520 i was 19 or 20, still have it, drove it until i wrecked it. and now rebuilding it pretty much from the ground up.

 

first time i had seen one though i was 7 in a thrifty's parking lot with my dad getting ice-cream, 68-73 510 2-4 door it was metallic blue with shiny wheels, i says to my dad what is that i want one of those when i get older, he chuckled and said you don't want one of those, that's a datsun.... find yourself a 65 El camino or early riviera 

 

 

 

In the end...........    :sneaky:

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