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

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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.

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I found this car in the same East Bay wrecking yard that gave us yesterday's '70 Continental Mark III. Check out that disco-glitzy- yet Space Invaders nerdy- interior! This car seems way too nice to be ground up into scrap metal.

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The 810 was a cousin to the 280Z, with a 2.4 liter six instead of the 2.8 in the Z. Sadly, the wagon didn't get the 810's independent rear suspension.

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Sigh. You shouldn't have posted this, Murilee, it's too depressing. That 810 is way too nice to die.