Sunday, August 16, 2015

1989 Nissan Pulsar NX Sportbak

The Nissan Pulsar NX (known in Japan as the EXA) was in its 2nd generation when the funky Sportbak edition was offered for sale in North America.  The Pulsar NX was available with a uniquely configurable rear end that allowed the owner to set it up as a coupe, hatchback or open-top, but mostly the NX is known for the coolest taillights from the 1980s.  Find this 1989 Nissan Pulsar NX Sportbak here on eBay offered for $2,000 buy-it-now or make-offer, located in Conway, SC.

If you ask me, I'll say that the Pulsar NX still turns heads on the road 25 years after it left the factory.  Back in the day, those funky tail lights were the reason for the double take, but today the funky styling of the Sportbak will cause traffic backups. 

I'd wager that if you went back to the 80s and convinced Robert Zemeckis to use the Pulsar NX as his featured car in Back to the Future, this thing would be worth $30k and a DMC-12 would be worth scrap stainless steel value, but I'm still tweaking the knobs on my time machine, so hold your bets for now.

See another T-top, and configurable coupe/wagon back classic for cheap?


  1. I love me some sportbak. Reconfigurable to a shooting brake with T-tops? Sweet. If this was local, I would be checking it out.

  2. I loved the Sportback when it came out. I would love to pick this up as a fun weekend car and to take the dogs cruising.

  3. I learned back in 6th grade (the year this came out) that no one likes a pedantic smarty pants. But still, I will point out that Nissan didn't offer this until two years after BTTF was released. The Pulsar available from '82-86 was even more comically angular.

  4. 1986 was, however, a banner year for us pedants, with NSFNET initiating TCP/IP operations and ultimately providing smarty pantses everywhere with both limitless information and ways to find other people similarly afflicted, and which, as Elmer Fudd famously said, goes wound and wound and wound... and ends up heah at, inter alia, DT

  5. If this was in southern Ontario (Niagara region). I'd buy this one in a nano-second :)



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