Paid $400 for this car. It was licenced and is A1 mechanically.
Not much has gone wrong.
Needs new radiator, it's got rust on the bottom of the doors and in the boot.
Apart from that, the rust isn't too bad.
Rear axle's slightly bent from hitting the curb.
Broken front windscreen.
Needs new springs on all wheels.
Clutch is still good, but the gear box is starting to loosen up.
The motor is a L18, a very strong motor can tow just about anything.
Shakes a bit at high speeds, has quite good handling in the wet, but if over powered can spin out.
It's on its second motor, 25 years old, still runs straight and is running very strong.
This motor would go on for ever.
A very very reliable car, not much can go wrong when everything is made of steel and doesn't have many electrics.
However the car would be best suited with a 5 speed gearbox instead of the 4 speed, because at a 110km/h it's doing about 4500rpm.
A very good car - (Datsun 180B)