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Junkyard Gem: 1979 Datsun King Cab Pickup

Still a tiny two-seat pickup, but with storage space behind the seats.

Nissan pulls the plug on Datsun brand again (for now)

Another vestige of the Ghosn era's quest for expansion comes to a close

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Datsun 280ZX Black Red 10th Anniversary Edition

You've heard of the disco-fied Black Gold 10th Anniversary 1980 Datsun 280ZX, but this car is the much rarer Black Red version

Junkyard Gem: 1976 Datsun 620 Pickup

A well-worn example of Nissan's competitor to the Toyota Hilux and Ford Courier

Junkyard Gem: 1978 Datsun 200SX

A battered example of Nissan's sporty rear-wheel-drive coupe of the late 1970s, found in a Denver junkyard.

Junkyard Gem: 1980 Datsun 4x4 King Cab Pickup

An optioned-up first-year Nissan 720 four-wheel-drive pickup, discarded in Northern California

Datsun brand likely doomed as Nissan right-sizes from Ghosn's grand plan

'We need to chart a recovery, but the rot goes deep'

Nissan Motor Co Ltd is likely to axe its Datsun brand, drop some unprofitable products and close a number of assembly lines worldwide as it seeks to boost profits by getting smaller, two company sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Known internally as the "performance recovery plan", the proposed steps mark a sharp break with Nissan's strategy under ousted leader Carlos Ghosn, who pursued ambitious vehicle sales targets in the United States and other major markets. The plan is the

Junkyard Gem: 1979 Datsun 210

One of the last rear-wheel-drive Nissan econoboxes sold in the U.S.

1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo | eBay Find of the Day

It still wears its original coat of red paint

It still wears its original coat of red paint.

Nissan to bring 4 historic cars to Z Car Convention in Atlanta

Included is a 1960 Datsun Fairlady Roadster

Included is a 1960 Datsun Fairlady Roadster.

Paul Newman's national-champion 1979 Datsun 280ZX is for sale

One of the coolest Z-cars ever

One of the coolest Z-cars ever.

Nissan design chief confirms new Z is underway

A new concept could be seen at Tokyo 2019

A new concept could be seen at Tokyo 2019.

Junkyard Gem: 1974 Datsun B210 Fastback

Nissan's big-selling, sporty-looking commuter car of the middle 1970s.

Better-looking than the Toyota Corolla, more reliable than the Chevrolet Vega, and nearly as cheap as the Volkswagen Super Beetle, the Datsun B210 sold in vast numbers in California. This one had a long run, and now it is set to be crushed, shredded, melted down, and shipped to a steel factory in China.

Junkyard Gem: 1978 Datsun 620 Chopped Pickup

Some abandoned projects are sadder than others.

This custom minitruck got as far as doing the all-important roof chop – and no further.

Junkyard Gem: 1983 Datsun Maxima, with tiny phonograph player

A Maxima from the final model year before Datsun became Nissan.

This high-tech luxury machine, now in a California wrecking yard, is historically interesting for several reasons.

Fast and Furious star's Datsun 240Z heads for Leno's Garage

Jay Leno welcomes actor Sung Kang into the garage to check out the Fast and Furious actor's 1973 Datsun 240Z restomod. It sounds wonderfully angry on the road.

Real-Life Fast And Furious: Driving Sung Kang's ridiculously sexy Datsun 240Z

We Drove The Fugu Z And Now We Want To Build One For Ourselves

Sung Kang set out to build a track toy for him and his friends. Instead, his project car took on a life of its own. Here's the story behind the Fugu Z.

A Datsun 240Z should be your next classic car

Whether you're a first-time classic car buyer or a diehard collector, the sexy RWD coupe with a straight-six is too charming to ignore.

Jay Leno picks up a '74 Datsun Sunny ute from SEMA

This latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage features a vintage Datsun pickup modified by a couple of average joes, who were invited to show their work at SEMA last year.

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