We get a lot of strange letters in our inbox here at JNC headquarters and most of them just leave us scratching our heads. But once in a while a shining gem rises above the chaff to make our bellies ache with laughter. Marcus H.’s rant was so well-written and funny that we cannot improve on it at all, so we’ll just print it in its entirety:
Hey, what’s up… Don’t know you guys, but if you’re anything like me, you might want to see this (if you haven’t already):
Now, far be it from me to knock one man’s interpretation of what may easily be one of the most important cars of our time, but as the owner of a 510 myself I couldn’t help but cringe (read: gag) upon seeing this today.
No homage paid to the dime’s glorious, almost surreal, race pedigree… earned the hard way on a hot track against Deutschland and Italia’s best and brightest. No, no, instead we have lightning-bolted, Corolla-powered, Jimmy Neutron donked to the gills and, of course, sittin’ high on them Chrome Thangs. IMHO, a freakish, airbrushed nightmare, desperately searching for an identity (and apparently finding the wrong one).*
The crazy thing is that this 510 is getting strong money (over $12,000 as of right now), and its still 6 days out. Unreal!!! By the way, still not at reserve. Guy says there is 40 large into this build. WTF???
The irony here being that there was a white (actually light green – Ed.) example on ebay a couple days ago:
This complete, original, unmolested example sold for a fourth of where this car is right now… with an alleged 58,000 miles on the clock! Have I been doing something wrong all these years?
Thanks for listening to my rant, just thought you guys might get a kick out of it…
Longtime JNC blog reader (and original JNC Mag subscriber)
BTW… KEEP UP THE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING JOB!!! YOU GUYS PROVIDE AN INVALUABLE SERVICE TO THOSE OF US WHO RESPECT AND CHERISH THESE GEMS AS THE RIGHTFUL CLASSICS THEY ARE!!! JNC IS A BEACON OF LIGHT IN THE SEA OF SAMENESS THAT IS THE INTERNET(S)… YOU GUYS F*****N’ RULE!!!
*All views expressed above are solely my own, if you would like to blow $40,000+ turning a Piece of History into a POS, you have every right in the world to do precisely that. These are my views, go get your own…
Bravo, Marcus, brah-vo! For making us laugh our keisters off, you get one (1) free Hot Wheels Datsun 510 which, tragically, does not have an airbrushed mural of Jimmy Neutron on it.