By 1983, Nissan was in the final stages of phasing out the Datsun name in the North American market, so every Datsun had a little "by Nissan" addendum on badges. Datsun, Nissan, whatever- this one will be scrap steel soon!

You've got to love all the goofy science-fiction gadgetry and Mars-base-style decorations on Datsuns of this era. How about these snazzy hood "vents?"

Goodbye, little Datsun! I saw this car at a high-turnover East Bay self-service wrecking yard a couple of weeks ago, which means its remaining time is short.

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