Monday, March 12, 2018

Time Machine: 1988 Nissan Pulsar NX Sportbak

You might not love one, but you cannot hate the Nissan Pulsar.  From those funky psychedelic tail lights to the 3-way sports-car/wagon/convertible roof can you not like this thing!?!?! You want a time machine...forget the Delorean -- get one of these, it'll be 1985 before you know it. Find this 1988 Nissan Pulsar NX offered for $3700 in Douglasville, GA via craigslist.  Tip from Rock On!

 From the seller:

Very few sold in U.S. 1988 Nissan NX Sportbak, very good condition, Twin cam, 16valve engine. 99,600 miles. Car is multi faceted vehicle. Comes with Sportbak, which is similar to a station wagon, lay down back seat to make a cargo waon. Remove Sportbak and put on hatchback for completely different look. Has t-tops, remove hatchback or Sportbak and t-tops to make a convertible. Interior in excellent condition. No rips, tears, or cracks. Exterior is in very good condition.
Plenty of pictures but this car is so unique it must be seen to believe.

See a better way to drive like its the 80s?


  1. Ahh the Pulsar NX...I had the joy of driving these and TRYING to sell them when they were new. Sold a couple but always with just the hatchback. because the sportback panel was only available for purchase as a stand alone part from the dealer. I don't remember the exact price but when added to the sticker price (which did include the hatchback) the car became pretty expensive. Also, that panel was heavy enough that it required two people to lift off the hatchback and install it if you were at all concerned about damaging either the car or the sportback panel. The other challenge was, you had to pick a nice day to return to pick it up from the dealer as you had to show up with the hatch off so that there was a place to put it. (or the dealer could follow you home with it in the back of a pickup) (Nissan Hardbody of course)
    People loved looking at them and loved seeing the salespeople demonstrate how easy it was to convert the car into its various configurations, but after the show was over, the customers always commented how cool it was and then asked about the car that they were originally intending to look at.
    Fun, but very small audience.

  2. Let's see... this is just on the other side of Atlanta from me. And the engine on my daily driver is half disassembled trying to fix a weird overheating issue and low compression on one cylinder. If the problem is still there when I get the engine back together, I hope this car is too!

  3. This is everything good and holy in the world.


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