1974 Datsun 260C GL - 230 Series 2.6 from Australia and New Zealand
Luxury on a budget
I bought the car off a ninety one year old man for $200, and spent about $1000 to get it roadworthy. It required new arm bushes, some hoses, a new master brake cylinder and other minor works. I also had the carby reconditioned.
The car would stall regularly, but I think this was due to crud in the gas tank blocking the fuel lines rather than an engine problem.
The radio aerial was fused in the up position, and couldn't be lowered using the in-dash switch.
Cassette player didn't work, but radio reception was decent.
The interior was in generally good condition except for some sun damage on the rear parcel shelf.
Eventually the engine seized and that was the end of the relationship. I really could have loved her better, looking back.
Beautiful to drive, steady at speed, and the power steering was great.
Heaps of room for passengers in front and rear, plus many mod cons (rear reading lights, folding arm rest, electric windows all round).
Very solid build.
The detail stitched into the seat backs and head rests was lovely.
A real looker (mine was midnight blue).
Drew a lot of comments and thumbs ups from drivers on the road.
My ex-girlfriend dug it, and probably only dated me because of it.
I think about it often, and wish I'd treated it better (my ex-girlfriend, too).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th July, 2011