I’d been told of the existence of this car a few times, but this is the first time I’ve actually seen it in the metal. Sure, it’s looking a little tired, but then its about 34 years old and somebody’s daily driver… plus it’s PINK… so full respect is hereby given…

If you like scrapyards, rusting wrecks and old abandoned cars and trucks, then point your feed reader at Kusahiro Exploration. Unless you’re proficient in deciphering Japanese text, you won’t be able to read much, but you’ll see plenty of great photos of abandoned old Japanese motors, in occasionally quite picturesque settings. It’s also been updated …

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The pictures are actually quite old but interesting none the less. They were sent to me by a good friend who visited Majorca on holiday and show, in only a few pictures the amazing diversity of old Japanese cars there. The sad, vandalised Skyline is a real rarity being a short wheelbase C10 model fitted …

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I have had some enquiries as to what has happened to all of the old content that featured on Ratdat.com before it’s re-birth into a blog format. Well, initially I just wiped everything off the server to make it easy to start afresh with the new site but I still have all the data and …

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Another Datsun Laurel but alas, not mine this time. It’s not everyday you find a car like this for sale. New Datsun Owners Club member, Billy Shears recently purchased this time warp facelift C230 Laurel. Since it rolled out of the showroom in 1979 it has covered a paltry 5400 miles! Yes, that’s five thousand …

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Mikko from Finland emailed me these pictures of a Datsun he found abandoned in the woods. Poor thing. Looking at the large front bumper overriders, I’d say it was probably a 410 rather than 411 Bluebird. This one is probably a little too far gone to rescue… part from those overriders maybe?

For some of the people who travelled in this post face-lift 130 Cedric wagon, it was most likely the last Datsun they ever travelled in. That’s because it’s a Norwegian funeral car. This unusual application for a Cedric was recently discovered by a member of the Datsun PMC Register of Norway. Being a funeral car, …

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Just how many rare Datsuns can one man find? Svein-Erik has acquired yet another desirable Datsun, this time a 1968 520, bit not the usual pickup… this one is a van! Despite having side windows, technically this is a van rather than a wagon, due to it having two doors rather than four. It looks …

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