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.