Surprise Under the Hood – 1974 MG Midget

This car is, well, something else. At first glance, nothing other than some ugly aftermarket wheels would suggest that this is anything but a humble old MG Midget, that cheap pocket sports car that's almost impossible not to like. Lift up the one piece front end of the bodywork, though, and there's a surprise. Gone is the famous old BMC A-Series motor, and in its place is one stamped with another familiar name: Nissan. Fitting old European cars … [Read more...]

Boxy Bargain – 1971 Datsun 510

Like its stablemate the 240Z, the Datsun 510 just made sense. It had sensible but pleasing styling, and reliable but sporty mechanicals. With a solid motor, good weight distribution, and fully independent suspension, it was a good performer and a practical, daily-drivable sedan all in one affordable package. Of course, it wasn't long after the 510's introduction in the late 1960s before people started to wonder how it would fare as a racing car. … [Read more...]

Featured Listing – 1967 Toyota 2000GT

On April 27, RM Auctions will sell 'without reserve' the enviable collection owned by Texas enthusiast Don Davis. The group is a nice mix of American and European classics, most of which are low production and recipients of expensive restorations. Undoubtedly, each car is special, but one stands out among the Western machines by way of its badge: Toyota. Overshadowed by the later and much more prevalent Datsun 240Z, the Toyota 2000GT represents a … [Read more...]

My Fairlady – 1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster

Before the Z-car started shaking things up for the established European sports cars, Nissan was already out-MG-ing MG (although in much smaller quantities) by offering a cheap and fun two-seater in the form of the Datsun Sports Roadster. The first Datsun Sports date back to the late 1950s, but the MGB-esque Datsun 1500 that was introduced in 1963 was the first real sports car in the Fairlady series, as it was known in Japan. … [Read more...]

Update – 1990 Mazda Miata Factory Race Car

The totally restored Mazda Miata race car we profiled on March 29th has been relisted here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $25,000. … [Read more...]

Inexpensive Prototype – 1985 Tiga GT285

While the seller of this 1985 Tiga GT285 gives little information regarding its history, we have no doubt it’s quite the performer with a Mazda wankel engine and high downforce bodywork. … [Read more...]

Last Low Windshield – 1967 Datsun 1600 Roadster

This is the last Datsun 1600 Roadster to roll off the assembly line with the desirable low windshield and higher performance non-smog engine. … [Read more...]