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Here we go again....her name is Maggie

Postby nissangirl74 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:11 am

I think we might need an intervention, or more acreage. Greg lucked up and found this on Craigslist. She is a 1960 Datsun 310 Bluebird. She's dirty but she's complete. So rare and so very freaking cool. Will post up more pictures when she has had a bath. This one I snapped last night when we rolled her off the trailer.

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krash wrote: We just stay here hoping and praying that she'll start jogging again, but she keeps trying to convince us that we want a fat FWD chick with CVT.


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Postby drksolest » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:17 am

wow great find!
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Re: Here we go again....her name is Maggie

Postby Kompresshun » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:33 am

Very nice find! I wish I could run across more classic Datsuns around here... most of them are full of rust when I do happen to run across one :frown:
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Re: Here we go again....her name is Maggie

Postby Frank E Bones » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:36 am

nissangirl74 wrote:I think we might need more acreage


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So will we get to see her at next years JCCS?
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Re: Here we go again....her name is Maggie

Postby nissangirl74 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:53 am

Frank E Bones wrote:
nissangirl74 wrote:I think we might need more acreage


This

So will we get to see her at next years JCCS?


That sure would be nice. We haven't started going through her yet so we don't know how big the entire project is really going to be. She has been parked for 19 years. Everything is uncertain. If she doesn't need a LOT of work, absolutely! We HAVE to get Bella finished though. She keeps getting pushed to the back burner for other things. I wanna be able to drive her this winter / early spring before the need for A/C gets here.
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krash wrote: We just stay here hoping and praying that she'll start jogging again, but she keeps trying to convince us that we want a fat FWD chick with CVT.

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Postby fiznowler » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:04 am

I dig it! Do you guys have any pictures of all your nissan/Datsuns lined up?
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Postby Amays U G37S » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:14 am

Ya get them all together Bex/Greg and lets see the LOT!

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Re: Here we go again....her name is Maggie

Postby Ajax » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:30 am

nissangirl74 wrote:Image

Very cool.
Do either of you have the requisite mustache for driving this car? In my mind, only a handlebar will work behind that steering wheel on the road. But I may be just weird like that.

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Postby nissangirl74 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:40 am

Amays U G37S wrote:Ya get them all together Bex/Greg and lets see the LOT!

fiznowler wrote:I dig it! Do you guys have any pictures of all your nissan/Datsuns lined up?


We have talked about that. We want to pick a spot where we can park them all, have good scenery in the background, and line up all the family with them. It'd be a great Christmas card picture! We'd need drivers to help us get them all there and back or it'd take forever! :chuckle:
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Postby nissangirl74 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:41 am

Ajax wrote:
nissangirl74 wrote:Image

Very cool.
Do either of you have the requisite mustache for driving this car? In my mind, only a handlebar will work behind that steering wheel on the road. But I may be just weird like that.


Greg could grow one....in a week. :rotfl :rotfl
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Postby Amays U G37S » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:41 am

And front cover of a calendar!

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Postby nissangirl74 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:05 am

Two more and we could showcase a different one for each month! I think it would be cool to do a Classic Datsun Calendar. All old school stuff.
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Postby Frank E Bones » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:32 am

nissangirl74 wrote:Two more and we could showcase a different one for each month! I think it would be cool to do a Classic Datsun Calendar. All old school stuff.


Put me down for 1 please :gapteeth:
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Postby Amays U G37S » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:54 am

nissangirl74 wrote:Two more and we could showcase a different one for each month! I think it would be cool to do a Classic Datsun Calendar. All old school stuff.




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Sounds like a winner!!

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Postby fluffybunny » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:06 am

Woww! I'm jealous...my craigslist only comes up with civics and mustangs.

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Postby AZhitman » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:19 am

She's a pretty rare old girl. Even cooler than that is that she's a ONE-OWNER car (I have the original title), and I got to meet her owner's son, who remembers being driven to grade school in this car... I hope we can do it justice and my goal is to let him take it for a drive once it's finished.

Here's what I know thus far - 1960 was only the 3rd year for Datsuns to be sold in the US, and VERY few were brought over. She's a '60 "Standard" 310, which means she was the "base" model - no fancy trim. 4-speed 1200cc, which means she was the "hot rod" of the two models (the other had a 1000cc engine). Red interior, bamboo exterior, $1710 brand new. She was bought in CA and immediately brought to AZ, where she's been her whole life. NO rust and NO significant dents... there's covers on the seats, so I can't tell their condition - yet.

I'll do some "automotive archaeology" here in the next few days and tell you guys what I find out (and post pics).
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Re: Here we go again....her name is Maggie

Postby Solar_Runner » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:17 pm

Outstanding find! Love to see the pics, when avaiable. Still can't get over the one owner/family deal.... wow.

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Postby Razi » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:19 pm

Damn, I'm jealous.
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Postby Repo Man » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:55 pm

Awesome you guys. I would be in trouble if I lived in AZ with all the cool, old, UNRUSTED cars out there! Can't wait to see pics.
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Postby leesredgt » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:26 pm

Thats so freakin awesome!!! Nice find!!!
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Postby breadbox » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Arizona has some buried treasures for sure.

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Postby 67 411 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:59 pm

awsome find cant wait to watch you restore it.
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Postby Chaotic_Warlord » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:31 pm

This just in...

Greg and Becky's goal in life is to buy and restore EVERY SINGLE Nissan ever made... EVER.

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:47 pm

;)

Nope. Just the cool Datsuns.
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Postby Solar_Runner » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:54 pm

Hey Boss, your car list is out of date..... :poke:

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Postby AZhitman » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:02 pm

...dammit.

Fixed. ;)
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Postby nissangirl74 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:48 pm

Chaotic_Warlord wrote:This just in...

Greg and Becky's goal in life is to buy and restore EVERY SINGLE Nissan ever made... EVER.


One of each would be sufficient. :biggrin:
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Postby float_6969 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:09 pm

Too Friggin Cool!!!! Soo jealous right now! That's awesome. Congrats on the find guys.
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Postby goody90q45 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:37 am

AZhitman wrote:.......Here's what I know thus far - 1960 was only the 3rd year for Datsuns to be sold in the US, and VERY few were brought over. She's a '60 "Standard" 310, which means she was the "base" model - no fancy trim. 4-speed 1200cc, which means she was the "hot rod" of the two models (the other had a 1000cc engine). Red interior, bamboo exterior, $1710 brand new....


In 1971 the 2nd car I owned was a 1963 four door Bluebird sedan that I bought from a buddy's dad for $400 after I abandoned my 1961 Corvair when it caught fire in the desert at Baker, CA. We hitchhiked the rest of the way to Vegas and then hitchhiked home. The 63 Bluebird body was similar to your Bluebird truck with squarer edges and after a fender bender the hood was replaced and painted by an artist friend (beach bum) with a rising sun. I also had surfboard racks mounted on top and drove it all over SoCal for about 4 years looking for good waves.

AZhitman wrote:.....I'll do some "automotive archaeology" here in the next few days and tell you guys what I find out (and post pics).


The one quirk I remember about this car was that it was positive ground which was not uncommon in foreign cars of the era. Is yours?
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Re: Here we go again....her name is Maggie

Postby Gold Digger » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:57 am

Hey, Greg and Becky,

Any chance you can donate a car to Illinois come around, oh...say April? I need some wheels while I am home for my buddy's wedding, and I figure, hell, ya'll got plenty of rides. HAHAHA!!!

The new find is a grand one, for sure!
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