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Petrolicious uncages the Nissan Bluebird

Troy Ermish has made a career out of keeping Datsun 510s on the road. His personal car is a tuned Nissan Bluebird coupe that makes a wonderful sound.

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Nissan IDx future in a coma, prospects dim

Nissan North America's VP of product planning says that the lack of a small, rear-wheel-drive platform hurts the chances of us every getting a production version of the IDx Nismo and IDx Freeflow concepts.

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Turbocharged Datsun 510 oozes old-school cool

Watch as Matt Farah takes a close look at a beautifully customized and highly tuned Datsun 510 Coupe, complete with a turbocharged heart and four times more horsepower than it originally offered.

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Jay Leno checks out Nissan IDx Nismo, spiritual successor to Datsun 510

Jay Leno may not be spending his night behind the Tonight Show desk anymore, but he's clearly not done rolling precious metal into his garage, intent on putting it through its paces after a thorough investigation. The latest machine to meet Jay on his home turf is the Nissan IDx Nismo Concept that we first saw at the Jeremy Korzeniewski

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Nissan IDx 'in the plan' for production, needs support from fans [w/poll]

If there's a trend in the auto industry we can firmly get behind, it's the small, light and affordable rear-drive coupe. The

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Nissan IDx Nismo and IDx Freeflow concepts are a bridge to the Datsun 510

We're not sure if someone from The Adjustment Bureau stopped by Nissan's PR department to explain the IDx Nismo and IDx Freeflow concepts, but the company's odd press release can't diminish our love for these two show favorites. We had been told to look out for a

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Petrolicious drinks in the glory of two Datsun Roadsters in wine country

The latest Petrolicious video, entitled "Napa Valley Roadsters," features high-def footage of Japanese metal rolling though beautiful California hill country. Specifically, the classic two-liter Datsun Roadster.

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Watch Indycar driver Alex Lloyd drive the legendary Datsun BRE 510

If you have even a passing interest in vintage Japanese cars, this machine needs no introduction. The number 46 BRE Datsun 510 is perhaps the poster child for racing underdogs. When it first hit the SCCA Trans Am scene in the early '70s, it lined up against several storied marques. It took lots of wrench time and plenty of determination, but the BRE team pushed to two national championship wins against rival Zach Bowman

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Depth of Speed gets cozy with a Datsun 510 Wagon

The Datsun 510 will always hold a special place in enthusiast's hearts. The anonymous little coupes and sedans quickly established themselves as willing performers on the nation's race tracks in the early '70s. But while the goons at BRE were busy embarrassing other manufacturers in the Trans Am Challenge, scads of 510 Wagons contented themselves with family hauler duty. These days, the unloved

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Nissan Juke takes to the dirt against the Eyesore Racing Datsun 510

Forty years, countless miles, a corporate name change and untold heaps of abuse separate Dave Coleman's 1971 Eyesore Racing Datsun 510 from the 2011 Nissan Juke. But that didn't stop the guys from Inside Line from pitting the two distant cousins against each other in a gravel there-and-back race over a little more than a mile. The beater 510 has plenty of rally class wins under its belt an

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Video: JDM Legends gives vintage Japanese iron new life in U.S.

JDM Legends brings vintage Japan to the U.S. – Click above to watch video after the jump

NASCAR robots, Datsun Bumblebee spied during filming of Transformers 3

Transformers 3 is filming in Chicago right now, luring all camera-toting film buffs to the Windy City's streets like moths to a bug zapper. In addition to snagging the three NASCAR Transformers and Optimus Prime's trailer, there's the matter of a 1972 Datsun 510 painted much like Bumblebee and dangling a "BEE-OTCH" air freshener from its rear view mirror.

Nissan working on BRE 370Z to mark car's 40th anniversary

BRE Nismo Z getting painted for the Walter Mitty Challenge – Click above for high-res image gallery

eBay Find of the Day: VQ35DE-powered Datsun 510 may be the perfect swap [w/VIDEO]

1972 Datsun 510 with VQ35DE power - Click above for image gallery

RR of the Day: 1972 Datsun 510 2-Door

Sometimes we look at the Flickr pool and our choice for RR of the day is blatantly obvious. This is one of those times. Flickr user "ZQPM1056" acquired this '72 Datsun 510 2-door four years ago and it's been a project car for him ever since. Sporting its original butterscotch brown paint, it channels Peter Brock with an aggressive, vintage BRE air dam, and features nifty bits like headlights from an E30 BMW M3. We'll assume that