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The Nissan Auto Company unveiled Japan’s first mass produced sports car, on Wednesday, October 8, 1958. The car was named simply the Datsun Sedan, despite being a convertible with two doors. It’s that kind of weirdness that earned Datsun a passionate following. Nissan is saying goodbye to Datsun, but a good brand never really dies. It’s kept alive by obsessive weirdos, like you.


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I had a bad feeling the day Nissan bought Datsun.

And here we are.