While the North American version of the 1985 Maxima was pretty cool with its "electrically adjustable" suspension, it couldn't possibly measure up to the "Super Sonic Suspension" of its JDM counterpart.
"If a Datsun 510 with minor modifications can take this kind of abuse that long, who knows how long a new 510 will last out there."
Even though the 510 wagon had a live rear axle (unlike its IRS-equipped sedan sibling), it still rates pretty high on the Cool-O-Meter™ in our book. Here's one whose street days are done.
We think Nissan should drag the admen who made this series of Bluebird commercials out of retirement and put them to work on their current product line. Yes, they're that good!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. A surviving Datsun 510 is the Bluebird Of Happiness for us!