The Lost Ones

The first wave of Datsuns arrived in the UK during 1968, with the entire model line up consisting of just four models, the 510 Bluebird, B10 Sunny and 130 Cedric… with the C30 Laurel arriving shortly after. These models all sold in tiny numbers, so you would naturally expect these early Datsuns to be the ones to have disappeared entirely. Yet this is not so. Though extremely rare, I know of at least one example of each of these. The same applies to the next generation of each model, even though the range expanded to include a variety of body styles such as coupes and estates. Later models have sometimes not fared so well…

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Advert: Obvious Luxury (Datsun Maxima)

Here’s another attempt by Nissan USA to confuse everyone. The previous model was called the Datsun 810… logically as its chassis code was also 810. The model 810 was replaced by the model 910 but did they call that one a Datsun 910? No, of course not. They named it 810 Maxima. So, the 810 became an 810 Maxima and eventually just plain old Maxima. Everywhere else it’s a Datsun Bluebird…

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