• Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
  • Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX
  • 1986 Nissan Pulsar EXA in Colorado junkyard
  • Image Credit: Murilee Martin
Nissan had success selling sporty-ish coupes in Japan during the early 1980s, and so an Americanized version of the Pulsar EXA seemed to make sense in Yokohama. Starting in the 1983 model year and continuing through 1985, the first-generation Pulsar EXA got Pulsar NX badges in North America and sold in sufficient numbers that I still find them, once in a while, during my junkyard travels. Here's an exquisitely mid-80s-looking example, offering up its components in a Denver self-serve wrecking yard.

Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX

Before nearly all Americans commuted solo from suburb to suburb in large trucks, many of them commuted solo from suburb to city in sensible economy cars. This Pulsar NX reached for, but did not attain, the 200,000-mile mark.

Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX

Like the original Mustang, the Pulsar NX was an attempt to add some devil-may-care coupe style to a sensible commuter machine. The subsequent generation of Pulsar NX grew in size and added a removable "Sportbak" that could replace its hatchback.

Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX

Power was... well, not impressive, even by 1985 standards. This carbureted 1.6-liter four generated 70 horses.

Junked 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX

On the plus side, the '85 Pulsar NX came with 80s-cool badging inside and out, with the car's name applied on just about every possible location.


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