All we can say is, square fenders are awesome. Happy B310 Day from JNC!
This post reminded me that Nissan’s naming convention got very confusing in the late ’70s, early ’80s.
That model in the photo is indeed chassis code B310, offered as the Sunny in Japan, but sold in the U.S. as the Datsun 210. Our family had the wagon version, with dealer applied wood grain vinyl along the flanks and whitewall tires (aargh!). It was slow as molasses in automatic trim, and even my mother refused to drive it as it was a “safety hazard”.
Nissan also made the N10/Pulsar sold as the 310 in America, which was my daily driver back in ’79~’80. So whenever anyone says, Datsun 310, I have fond memories of that model with the massive glass hatch and fuzzy blue interior. I learned to drive stick in that, and one day managed to snap the shift linkage in the process of exploring how quickly I could change gears.
To add further confusion, Nissan made a 210/Bluebird from 1957~59, and rehashed the 510 model designation for the U.S. version of the A10 chassis Auster/Violet/Stanza from 1977~81. The latter was a failed attempt to recapture the glory of the original PL510.
Happy 310 day with a Tomei top !
Next year I hope travel’s opened enough for me to spend it in Sunny California!
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