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eBay Listing: 1972 Datsun B110

Asian, Classics  /   /  By Jim Pickering

Imports from Japan already had a foothold in the U.S. by the mid-1970s, but it wasn’t until the gas crunch of the late ’70s that they really exploded in popularity. People parked their gas-guzzling V8 land yachts in favor of fuel sipping compacts from Datsun, Toyota, and Honda and didn’t look back. Today, surviving original Japanese cars from the era are rare, as most were completely used up years ago. But this little B110 has a lot of life left in it.

The seller says it was bought new in Kellogg, Idaho, and has been in the area its whole life. It just recently came out of 20 years in storage, and it still looks very original throughout. Its red paint still looks pretty good, the interior is original and mostly clean, and the engine compartment appears completely unmodified from stock. It still displays an original dealer sticker from Kellogg’s Svingen Motors, the town’s Datsun and AMC dealer, and it even still has its original metal hubcaps.

The car is said to run excellent, and it should, as the listing claims it has just 46,000 original miles. The bumpers show some minor damage, and there are a few little door dings here and there, but all in all that’s not bad for a car that likely saw a few years of everyday use before it was stored away.

As Japanese collectibles continue to gain traction in the classic car market, cars like this will likely get more expensive in the next few years. See the listing here.

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  1. alexcollier August 14, 2012 at 3:29 am Reply

    Please note first gas crisis was 1973, early 70’s.

  2. Steve Coan August 14, 2012 at 8:35 am Reply

    These cars were absolute death traps and we’re fortunate that most of them rusted up to their door handles within the first 5 years. Anyone driving surviving examples should do so with extreme caution. They did very poorly in crashes compared to their American counterparts of the same era and would do even worse compared to modern cars.

    • Jim Pickering and Sports Car Market August 14, 2012 at 10:09 pm Reply

      The same could be said of any vintage car – drive with extreme care, as safety equipment of the era isn’t anything like it is today.

  3. Tony torres August 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm Reply

    That’s a nice car if u want to sell it give a call 3173194623

  4. Bob Cross August 18, 2012 at 2:15 am Reply

    Had one great little car lots of fun

  5. Doug August 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm Reply

    My ’72 titled B110 was really a ’71 because of shipping problems. I do not know what the differences between the years, if any, are. It was a comfortable and reliable car with almost 40 mpg..

  6. mr.lee August 12, 2013 at 11:47 am Reply

    sir,this car how much

  7. mr.lee August 12, 2013 at 11:50 am Reply

    sir,from your there shipping to Malaysia,Sabah,Sandakan, how much shipping value..

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