Tuesday, September 24, 2013

5k: Rust Coast Chopper: 1976 Datsun 210 Honey Bee

This Datsun 210 was once owned by West Coast Chopper's founder Jesse James, but it looks like it was neglected and abused like Sandra Bullock.  Internet gossip has it that Jesse grew tired of the 210 and traded it in for a newer (but still used) Von D-type covered in custom paint but many more miles and a rebuilt title.  Find this 1976 Datsun 210 Honey Bee for sale in Austin, TX currently bidding for $7,300 on ebay with 2 days to go.

The Datsun 210 was a frugal 2-door from Japan, called the Nissan Sunny in Japanese showrooms.  The B210 generation (1973-1983) arrived at a time when its 1.4 liter inline-4 cylinder putting out 80 horsepower was welcome when filling the tank at the gas station.  As an added bonus, the front-engine rear drive chassis 210 tips the scales at only 2100 lbs so performance wasn't that bad.

The Honey Bee package was a graphics/cosmetic option specific to North America that really didn't add much more than a sleepy bumble bee to the fenders, but today are considered cool and sell for much more than a standard 210.

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  1. The fact that this was owned by a dirtbag only diminishes its value.

    1. So what you are saying is that the only difference between a West Coast Chopper and a Hoover is the position of the dirtbag?

  2. Not so. It was owned by a famous dirtbag, and such dirtbags, though dirtbags, are worshipped by less-famous dirtbags and wannabe dirtbags, therefore increasing the amount of money the car is worth, although only within the dirtbag and almost-dirtbag community.

  3. I wouldn't touch anything that dirtbag touched... sorry Sandra, I wanted you but you chose the rich dirtbag instead of the poorboy now you've been sullied....

  4. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$PAYUPSUCKER$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


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