Everyone’s first instinct is to head towards a Skylines or Z, but Nissan, Prince and Datsun all have long histories of varied models and cool special editions that deserve a spot in your garage to leave a small oil stain.
Which JNC Nissan should be in your garage?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “Tell us a tale of a JNC you helped rescue“
We were thrilled to discover that so many of you are doing your part to save JNCs. The problem is, that makes picking a winner pretty hard. It was a really tough decision, between Kyle Levitt‘s tale of repeated luck, Thomas Robinson‘s trek into the West Virginia woods, and Brandon Mathouchanh‘s persistence in getting an X30 Cressida. In the end, we had to give the win to Cameron Jensen for his tale of redemption:
In 2016 I got in a pretty bad car accident, my car was totaled and my back was trashed, I had drove a 1993 Camaro at the time, but was dreaming of an AE86. When I got my insurance back I was on the hunt for an AE86, ever since I first saw Keiichi Tsuchiya’s videos when I was around 10 years old, during my obsession of Tokyo Drift, but being as expensive as they were I had a slim chance of ever finding one, one day while searching the entire USA for a decent priced AE86, I stumbled upon a 1985 SR5 AE86 on eBay, that was well within my price range, and was also a one owner vehicle that was all stock. Finding this i Immediately bid on the car, and ended up winning it for a price that felt too good to be true, but it in fact was true and I was going to pick up my AE86 the following weekend, the car also happened to be in Boise Idaho, only 4 hours from my home in Pocatello Idaho. All of these factors fell into place so perfectly and this car I feel was meant to be mine. When I got the car, it was completely stock with everything and every piece there, other than the center console radio surround, which had been stolen when the original owners son forgot to lock the car up at school. The AE86 ran rough, as it had been sitting in a field for a little bit since the son had graduated high school, and surprisingly had only one small patch of rust which was an absolute blessing as well. Since that day my AE86 gives me motivation every single day and I drive it every single day, except in the winter. I am beyond thankful that I found this car and I could save it, as it saved me. I’m sure I’m leaving out details, but I don’t want this submission to be too long. Thank you, 86.
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