It’s been a nice sunny day so I decided to haul the Silvia out of the shed and make a short walk-around video. I finally got the Silvia MOT’d and UK registered just before winter and given the various unpainted areas of the body, I decided that it would be foolish to use it on …

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A Datsun 120Y four door wouldn’t be the first weapon of choice for most skid enthusiasts. From my experience with my Datsun 510 back in the day, short wheelbase cars like this are pretty tricky to drift, especially at speed, which is why I ended up with an S13 instead. Here’s Aussie Logan Waterhouse skidding …

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Plenty to see in this Nissan promo film for the early 1970s. Nissan were riding high on a decade of success both in the marketplace and on the race track, and they weren’t afraid to tell the world all about it. Plenty of excellent period shots of the Tokyo Motorshow, the East African Safari Rally …

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While the newly resurrected Datsun brand is, for the time being at least, unlikely to appear in Europe, it seems to be progressing well in developing markets. Obviously to promote the brand Nissan are looking to the heritage of the Datsun name and this is bringing with it some glimpses of interesting archive material…

We never got Datsun 160J (710) SSS saloons in the UK. The SSS only came here as a hardtop, so all of our saloons came equipped with a live axle and leaf springs unlike this great looking SSS belonging to Muhammad Mina Nur Rachman (Nuqi) in Indonesia… Muhammad Mina Nur Rachman (Nuqi) on Vimeo.