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1974 Datsun 100A 4dr (E10) 1-owner from new | by Spottedlaurel
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1974 Datsun 100A 4dr (E10) 1-owner from new

I love this car. It's owned by a really nice old chap who I've been talking to for 16-17 years now. In the 1950s he bought an Austin A30/A35, which made way for this 100A in 1974. And that's his entire motoring history! It's now done 50-odd thousand miles and, while not perfect, is in good condition and suits his limited motoring needs perfectly.

 

The garage is worthy of mention too, with that lovely smell that they only take on from years of storing stuff. Nice old racing bikes that he used to use for time-trialling and the like, he still cycles occasionally. If I'm as fit and bright as he is at his age I'll be very pleased!

 

Edit: Just using Cartell and DVLA to find out what other Datsuns were locally-registered at the same time. So far I’ve gone from GGV409-414N, all but one were 100As (the other being a 120Y), all coming off the road between 1984-87.

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Taken on June 20, 2012