Continuing on with our Hooniverse Weekend, and here are two different imports from the 1970s. One was very popular here in the States, with its bizarre styling, and simple mechanics. The other is uniquely rare, and in the wrong hands, they tend to break… a lot! One is from Japan, the other from Italy. So, which one would be the right one for you?
Let’s start out with a 1974 Datsun B-210 Hatchpack Coupe with only 75,000 miles on the odometer. According to the listing:
1974 DATSUN B210 4 SPEED WITH AROUND 75,000 ORIGINAL MILES, IN GREAT CONDITION. FOUND THIS CAR THAT HAD BEEN IN GARAGE FOR 10 YEARS. I AM THE 2ND OWNER. JUST DID A FULL TUNE UP. NEW CARBURETOR, FRONT END ball joints,tie rods,bushings and front end alignment. SHOCKS AND STRUTS, BRAKES, WATER PUMP, RADIATOR, WATER LINES, BATTERY, STARTER, VOLT REGULATOR, REAR SHOCKS FOR BACK HATCH. I HAVE RECEIPTS TO PROVE THE WORK.
INTERIOR IS IN GREAT SHAPE WITH NO TEARS BUT FRONT DRIVER SEAT COULD BE REPLACED OR NEW VYNAL. BACK SEAT IS IN GREAT CONDITION. PAINT IS GOOD BUT THE DRIVER DOOR HAD SOME WORK DONE AND DIDN’T MATCH THE PAINT. NOT THAT BAD THOUGH. I CAN HAVE THE DOOR PAINTED TO MATCH THE REST OF THE CAR IF NEW OWNER WANTS IT DONE. I HAVE GOT A QUOTE TO DO THE DOOR FOR $100.00 PLUS THE PAINT. TIRES ARE GOOD AND GLASS IS ALSO GOOD.
RUNS GREAT AND IS PRETTY PEPPY. GETS AROUND 40 MPG OR MORE. GREAT CAR FOR AROUND TOWN BUT I FEEL IT WILL GO ANY WHERE WITH NO PROBLEMS. 5 SPEED WOULD BE NICE TO INSTALL IF YOU HAVE THE MEANS! YOU WILL NEED A FS5W63 5 SPEED TRANS, DRIVE SHAFT AND THE YOKE FROM A 79′- 82′ 210, TO DO A STRAIGHT SWAP. PLEASE COME AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE. GREAT HEAD TURNER AND NO DISAPPOINTMENTS HERE! REMEMBER THIS IS A CLASSIC AND A USED VEHICLE. COMES WITH EXTRA TUNE UP PARTS. DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT LITTLE CALIFORNIA CAR!
The Buy-it-Now price tag is $5,000, which seems a bit expensive for what it is, but what do I know? I can remember when these cars were everywhere, so why not take a look here: [sc:ebay itemid=”400539353013″ linktext=”1974 Datsun B-210 Coupe” ], and tell me what you think about this B-210.
If the idea of a Datsun B-210 is rather boring, then why not go for this 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sports Sedan with about 66,000 miles on the odometer. Not only do you get the soul wrenching verve of a true Alfa Romeo DOHC 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, but with it you get the soul sucking 3-Speed ZF Automatic Transmission.
According to the listing:
In excellent unrestored condition, good paint and nice red cloth interior, Mini light wheels, Nardi wood steering wheel, Pirelli tires, Euro Bumpers, runs and drives well. Needs some detailing to be prefect. No rust, Needs a new wiper motor installed (An NOS wiper motor will be provided with the sale). (wiper motor is getting weak). Some rare factory tools and a Euro exhaust header are included with sale. This was an AC equipped car, it is missing the compressor and brackets. I recommend you contact me and come see and drive the car before bidding.
An Update: I got a few minutes today and installed the wiper motor, it now has a hearty and strong three speeds, but it still doesn’t park, I can’t win. I suspect the problem is elsewhere. I will post some more pictures tonight, including the trunk interior, trunk floor, factory tools, work shop manual, owners manuals, tool kit, and the euro headers.
More pictures were added this evening, I couldn’t get any under car pictures that were in focus, sorry, but as you see the trunk is not rusty, nor is the rest of the body, it is a rare beast, I can’t prove that the paint is original, but I believe it is, I can find no sign it was masked, nor any overspray. It also has it’s original owners manuals and most of the tool kit. The headers and factory tools were part of a unit of Alfetta parts that I bought on ebay after I acquired the car.
Current high bid for this non-sporting Alfa Romea Twin Cam Alfetta is $3,500, with an unmet reserve. See the listing here: [sc:ebay itemid=”290953013675″ linktext=”1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Sports Sedan” ] and tell me what you would do with this particular Alfa.