Hi all...... Me again!!
Well its happened again!! All logic and plans went out the window because a cool rare Jap car became avaliable in the Classifieds lol.
I was looking for something smooth and sensible and a little bigger with a bit of badge snobbery like a merc or something........... So i ended up buying a brown Datsun :lol:
As you all know by now, Retro Jap is always at the top of my list so its a no-brainer really lol :wink:
Well here she is.............
Its a 1978 Pre-Facelift B310 Datsun Sunny 140Y Coupe which I believe are pretty rare over here now??!!
It has the A14 1400 engine mated with a 5 speed manual gearbox with Dogleg First to make it interesting lol.
I picked it up from Westcountry Classics, (nice chaps), near Penzance in Cornwall and they got it off an elderly lady that has been its only owner since new!! Yes I am the second owner
Its done 70500 miles and is a pretty solid car being garaged all its life.
Unfortunately its not perfect with a bit of a knock on the front corner and some badly matched paint on one side........... all fixable tho. The dreadded rot seems to pretty fairly at bay with only a few blisters about the car and I believe only had 2 patches of welding ever! Inside is Mint tho 8)
It also came with some "British Made" dealer option alloy wheels from new and I have a full set of 5!! Ill probably wack on some of my spare Jappy rims tho :mrgreen: .
She drives pretty well for an old car too and was happilly sat at 70mph on the way home to Plymouth for 80 miles. Good on fuel too!
This will now be my Daily driver while I build up my KE70 Corolla (See link in sig)
Well enough of the chat........... you want some pics...............
On the way home:
If I decide to get keen one day............ this could be an option ;D
Im doing my Corolla first tho lol ;D
Well on my first day of ownership I took it for a late night spin........ and came across more retros.............
And the next day the mods started!! Ive been playing with my Wheels ;D
First I tried my 14x9 Enkei's................
Unfortunately although they look right on the car......... I can even get half a turn on the stering wheel before they catch everything!!!! The arches just arnt as big as my corolla!!
SO I tried my 14x7 Watanabes...............
Well these fit just fine and TBH look good with the black on brown!
Next is to lower it ;D
Oh and heres a better shot of the interior............
And my first "In Car Entertainment" ;D
cheers more soon