Experience The Sheer Brilliance Of The Talking Datsun 810 Maxima!

Last week Zac gave us a great look at new car features that are destined to get tired pretty quickly. Obviously, this is not the first time this has happened — car companies have a tendency to throw every new technology against the wall to see what sticks. » 12/08/12 9:00am 12/08/12 9:00am

Everyone Says They're Impossible To Find: Junked Datsun 810 Wagon

Fans of Malaise Era Japanese iron often tell me they'd love to do an 810 wagon project, but claim they can't be found these days. Here's one that made it past the auction process and into The Crusher's waiting room. » 3/14/10 11:00am 3/14/10 11:00am

Datsun Voice Warning Phonograph Mystery Solved: It Talks!

The Datsun Maxima voice warning box, with its tiny phonograph record, just radiates awesomeness… but I was having a helluva time getting the thing to work. Problem solved, thanks to one of my henchmen! » 6/13/09 5:00pm 6/13/09 5:00pm

1982 Datsun Voice Warning Box Used Tiny Phonograph Record, Just Like…

Certain high-end Datsun models of the Late Malaise Era came with a seriously science-fictiony feature: the car talked to you! That's no big deal nowadays- $1.29 worth of silicon- but back then it took hardware.
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1981 Datsun 810, aka 1981 Nissan Maxima

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we've got Exhibit A in the Datsun/Nissan Rebranding Story.
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