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Strong money for a rusty old Datsun with no test.

The market for old J-tin is beginning to take off. 70s stuff and early 80s performance stuff is very much on the up so more mundane 80s stuff will follow. That's still not worth anything like £1,995 though. That said, running costs will be buttons compared to a GTV or 147.
 

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"Classic" now just means old!

To quote an old saying: "none of us is useless; even the worst of us can serve as a horrible example".
 

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Id at least try and find some front wheel trims and smarten it up a bit,id rather a nice ford 1.7 puma over that datsun (puma`s around £500-£1.5k) but id take a alfa with a few faults over that datsun anyday..


Putting a car on a classic car for sale site seems to put the price up considerably nowadays.
 

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Id at least try and find some front wheel trims and smarten it up a bit,id rather a nice ford 1.7 puma over that datsun (puma`s around £500-£1.5k) but id take a alfa with a few faults over that datsun anyday..
There are probably lots of old Datsun drivers who would think you were mental. Each to his own as they say. Whilst I wouldn't want one, it's an vaguely interesting period piece and I wouldn't presume to tell anyone why they shouldn't buy one, or belittle them, if that's what they really want. I'm all for people waving two fingers to convention.

The term classic, as DB says, is meaningless in the car world. All of the following are listed on ebay as classic cars.

****ty barry Golf

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GOLF-L...735486?hash=item35fe1f5efe:g:S6oAAOSwd3dXF0cS

1.3 Maestro

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-R0VE...253392?hash=item1a127bce90:g:8p4AAOSwEK9XAXIb

New Beetle

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-beetle...962638?hash=item1a12681c8e:g:oGgAAOSw1DtXHIYD

Nova saloon. My wife had one just like this. When the time finally came to get shot, it was harder to get rid of than herpes.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vauxhall-...180963?hash=item488cd16ee3:g:IgUAAOSwubRXHyml

Old Astra

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1996-VAUX...813419?hash=item2816a831eb:g:~K0AAOSwampXHN9q

None of these are classics, or remotely desirable to me. In most cases, I imagine they'll be for sale for quite a while given the fairly silly prices being asked.
 

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Take your point,

ive owned a few reliant scimitars over the last few years so sticking two fingers up is normal when you own one of those...:thumbup:
 

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Take your point,

ive owned a few reliant scimitars over the last few years so sticking two fingers up is normal when you own one of those...:thumbup:
I love Scimitars. I've never understood why they are so cheap. Same thing I suppose, they are only worth what people are prepared to pay.
 

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I love Scimitars. I've never understood why they are so cheap. Same thing I suppose, they are only worth what people are prepared to pay.

My latest and fav one vwp20r (lincoln green) wasnt so cheap at purchase over 10yrs ago,cost was just under £6k which was above average for a 1977 se6a but it was a cracker.7j 5 slot alloy wolfrace wheels,full stainless exhaust,rs3.1 engine,uprated suspension and tan leatherette ;)


They`re still reasonably priced compared to a similar aged capri and in my experience (ive had a few 3.0l capri`s) more fun :thumbup:
 
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