With some already speculating the hakosuka GT-R as a million dollar car, this 1978 Datsun 200SX for $4100 is a helluva a steal. For one, it’s one of the rarest Dattos out there. And while that’s because it was widely considered the ugliest car on the market when it was new, all of that blame can be laid squarely on the US 5mph safety bumpers.
In Japan, it sported sleek chrome that blended seamlessly with its body lines and was called the “New Silvia.” That’s new, as in “not the ’65 CSP311,” which means it was the first Nissan to bear the all-new “S” chassis code. Yes, drifters, meet the great-great-grandpa of your precious sliding machines. This USDM S10 Silvia is currently posted on craigslist in Tuscon, Arizona. The owner claims mechanical operability and new upholstery (which, thankfully, still looks period correct). We aren’t normally fond of slushboxes but this car is rare enough — and the 70s color/striping groovy enough — that we think it’s a buy. Any takers? [via BaT]