1971 Datsun 1200

The little Datsuns of the early 70s are just about gone now, though a few still roam the streets of the Island That Time Forgot. We saw a '75 B210 last fall, and now we've got an even rarer machine in this early-70s 1200. I'm calling it a '71, but it might be a '72 or maybe even a '70; we'll need to rely on the serious … » 5/12/08 9:00am 5/12/08 9:00am

1983 Nissan Sentra Wagon

I've been trying to do at least one Japanese DOTS car every week or so, but after two Toyotas in a row (not counting the Plymouth-badged Mitsubishi), it's time for... a Nissan. We've seen one of the last cars Nissan made right before the Datsun-Nissan branding changeover, so now let's look at one of the first ones sold … » 2/01/08 9:30am 2/01/08 9:30am

Classic Top Gear: Hamster Fires Up A Jet Car. No, Not THAT Jet Car!

Now that BBC Worldwide's signed a deal to allow certain Top Gear clips from the Beeb's vaults see computer screens worldwide via YouTube, we've been treated to all sorts of fun clips from the past. Like this little run-in Richard Hammond had with a Nissan Celery Sunny and a jet car. No, not that jet car. Also,… » 3/05/07 9:40am 3/05/07 9:40am