I recently purchased a 1976 260c sedan for $100. I agree completely with what you have said. I am 17 and it is a great first car for me because it is easy to work on and its fun. The engines in these cars go forever. Mine has 648000kms on it and its still going, I only had to replace the battery and starter motor. They also have plenty of power. I managed to do a reasonable burn out and mines an auto. I also managed 0-60km/h in about 4 seconds which isn't too bad for a car that old with that many kms on the original engine. These are great cars. Thanks for the great review.
Hi, I have a 1976 260C two door coupe hard top... and just love her. Solid, comfortable, luxurious, just had resprayed at some cost. The interior has suffered somewhat and I have been unsuccessfully searching for replacements. I bought her in 1996 having 160000kms. Some rust under sills, but fixed that. On the highway she just rolls along! What luxury in an older car. If anyone out there knows of two door interior access, please let me know. Cheers, and happy touring in these magnificent vehicles.
You can ask for the parts for the 260Z, the 260C have the same engine of this sport car: the L26 2600cc (a terrific engine!!) put on google "260Z engine parts" and you 'll find on the net tons of engine parts.
I am from India. I too own a Datsun 260C here. Currently its under restoration in its last stages. I had a ride in it long back when I was 13. Now I am 23. The car was left unused for such a long period. I started its restoration after I developed interest in vintage cars. I was amazed at the reliability of the engines. The car started only after a few tweaks after so many years on the third starter.
I love the car and will be using it regularly within a months time.
I have an immaculate Datsun 260c that I bought from the original owner in 2002. It has served me very well and it is a very comfortable car to drive. It has white wall tyres and a manual transmission. It is the best one in South Australia I have ever seen and it is currently for sale. If you are looking for a 260c or you want information on them, feel free to send me an email.
I too had a Datsun/Nissan 260c.
I purchased it from an Uncle who had a company car so had done very few miles.
Interestingly the only problem I ever had was the exhaust seemed to come off/loosen every now and then, the bolts themselves would break so your comment on the adding of extra bolts was/is a good one.
I drove the car a lot, from Perth to Melbourne and back at least 6 times, from Perth to Broom'e and Karratha, and even along the back roads of the Nullabour. It has been the most comfortable, reliable and beautiful car I ever owned or most likely will.
I did service the car regularly using the best Nissan Motors or city motors depending on the city.
The old girl finally disappeared from under the car port in our home in Brisbane, and I miss her dearly.
No other car has ever held worthy comparison, from the stearing and handling to the mileage. Parts were/are expensive, hub cap costing about $600 back in the mid-late eighties, but well worth it.
If anyone has the opportunity to have/own a 260c, I say GO FOR IT. Even just telling people I had platinum ball joints was a buzz. Have a great New year
I've just purchased a Datsun 260C off my brother, was our grandfathers car. It's a work in progress as the car hasn't been used for a number of years. Its got 46,780Km's on the clock. It needs a respray, little rust here and there.
Overall in A1 condition in the interior.
I purchased new in August 1974 a 260c Station Sedan. I have used it since that time. It is all original. The only part missing is one hub cap. (anyone got one?)
A great motor car. People want to know why I drive an old car (I own another) however I like it to drive & what car these days will accommodate 8 people? My grandchildren love the rear seat!
My first car was a 1976 Datsun 260C (H330 stationwagon) from 1991. She was a bomb, but I loved her dearly and I cried pathetically 7 years later when I got rid of her. She was a manual, and some bloke told me that they didn't import them into Australia, but that's what she was and had been sold like that when new.
I drove this car about 140,000km and it was the most enjoyable driving I have ever done. The car wasn't fast or flashy, but comfy and quiet and really a pleasure on the lonely drive from Canberra to Condobolin. What more could you want?
I have a 1976 330 series 260C. I have had this gorgeous girl since 1991, and have been keeping it for my son, however, I am now reluctantly preparing to sell her. Original HXS712, but given to son of friend in Queensland, and subsequently rescued from him, now AC65DU. Inside needs some TLC (as they do) but have found organization in Sydney who will update all that. She drives like a dream, just sails on the open road and passed registration due 15/12/07. Any suggestions as to where I should advertise her would be greatly appreciated. A reluctant sale, but necessary. Cheers.
I owned a 260C about 18 years ago and reluctantly sold it as I went overseas for a trip. I still look at it as the best car I have ever had. I only owned it for a little over 2 years. Quiet, comfortable and so reliable. I converted it to LPG which at the time made it extremely economical. I have the wish that I still owned the car and if at all possible would love to own one again in the future.
I have a 260c four door sedan 1976 model, very original except for Ford 12 slotter wheels, makes it look very muscle car. Totally awesome car. Just repaired a bit of electrolysis in the head. My car is mechanically good all over 290000km.
I bought a 1976 Datsun 260C about 6 months ago. Everything was working, electric windows, air con, other than the stereo. It had no rust whatsoever, so really happy. Had a few problems with the fuel pump and carburetor recently, but after a few months, and some friends working on her, she's back and running.
But I would still like to take her to a decent Mechanic. Just to give her the once over.
Can anyone recommend one in Sydney?