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5523
03-01-2005, 02:40 AM
Yesterday Infiniti removed all mention of the '03-'04 M45 (Y34) and replaced all content with the new '06 model. Through January, Nissan has sold only 7,950 Y34 M45's in the last 28 months.

Since you are likely Nissan experts, I'm wondering if you know what the rarest Nissan (by NML Model Code) is in the US. 7,950 units is pretty small, but I wonder if there is a car that has sold less? How about the C22 Van? Axxis or Sentra wagons? 1500? Any ideas????

psypher22
03-01-2005, 09:31 AM
i think the Infiniti M30 (Leopard in Japan) convertible is by far the rarest Nissan ever.

But I dunno if its okay to include the R390. There were only like 20 production R390's ever made. Newsreporter could probably give you a more accurate number there.

MikeSable
03-01-2005, 10:34 AM
I'd have to say the S10 200SX ranks up there. It was only sold here for two years, I think. Never seen one in person, nor seen one for sale online.

I'd second the C22 van...but I see Axxesss (Axessi?) and Stanza Wagon-vans on a pretty regular basis.

The 311 Silvia had only ~550 units produced worldwide. Aside from specialty models like the R390, I'd have to say that is the most rare production Nissan.

5523
03-01-2005, 08:20 PM
Wow!! S10 200SX, I completely forgot about that one! Whenever I saw a white one, it looked like the love child between Astro Boy's ride and a Pachinko machine!! I saw a few in Orlando as a kid, and still see some in LA as an adult (how can you miss one on the street?) but you're right, I think that's rarer than an M. The S10 was kinda like a '76 Mazda Cosmos - now THAT's a rare car.

I didn't consider the R390 because it never retailed in the US; ditto for the 311 Silvia. Saw a 311 in Tokyo and it was an excellent design for it's time. Still see more M30's, Axxess (thanks for the correction), and Sentra wagons than M45's; heck, saw an M30 one hour ago.

As for the C22 (Nissan's Pinto, as they tended to self-ignite) I still see some around here. But I'd guess the S10 200SX and maybe C22 sold less than the Y34 M45.

Any other models you all can think of?

By the way Mike, are you at Drew University (Drew Dai Goku)? My katakana is rusty. . . .

MikeSable
03-01-2005, 10:54 PM
University of Delaware, actually.

5523
03-02-2005, 04:28 PM
Hey, I said my katakana was rusty!!! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif The 3rd, 4th, and 5th characters had me confused. . .

Thanks for all you comments!

Nakazatos_U11
03-04-2005, 12:28 AM
How about the B12 Sentra 2 door hatchback, just saw one today, haven't seen one in ages.....

datsunfreak
03-05-2005, 11:54 PM
Heck, what about a Nissan Patrol? Never even seen one in person...

...and I would say the S10 200SX was not rare at all, based on how many I've seen (probably 50+ in the last 10 years). Heck, I know of 3 in the JY right now. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

MikeSable
03-06-2005, 07:32 PM
Heck, what about a Nissan Patrol? Never even seen one in person...

...and I would say the S10 200SX was not rare at all, based on how many I've seen (probably 50+ in the last 10 years). Heck, I know of 3 in the JY right now. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Sure we're talking about the same car? This is the S10:
http://www.ratdat.com/history/1973to1982/images/1975_s10.jpg

KASilviaAR
03-08-2005, 11:17 AM
How 'bout the F10? Or was that the B210? FUGLY!!!!!

Demon
03-08-2005, 01:56 PM
What about the Zero?

nl320
04-07-2005, 10:27 PM
Hey,

What about a nissan NL320 sports truck. http://www.manxsr.com/images/Datsun%20other/ralphk-2.jpg

mikes280
05-30-2007, 11:20 PM
What about a 310GX?

PooFlinginMonkey
06-11-2007, 09:49 AM
Anything can become rare in time but I would have to go with the nissan c22 van since nissan bought them back from the customers back in the early 90s after I spent 2 years of my life dreading van recalls.

The van wins if this is north america only but worldwide I would think they didn't make many 1983 nissan pulsar turbos.

m45sport
06-11-2007, 10:30 PM
While at the ZdayZ event at Deals Gap North Carolina last month, I saw the rarest 1989 Maxima ever. It was an 89 Maxima GXE 5spd, leather, Sunroof, Spoiler, Heads up display, and Digital Gage cluster. From what I was told it was one of 29 produce for the U.S. Market. Now that was pretty cool seeing that car.

PooFlinginMonkey
06-14-2007, 08:54 AM
5523............I've had two rx5 cosmos..........very cool and rare car.

Look like a jaguar xjs from the front and some sort of AMC javelin like rear end treatment.

It seemed to me at the time that the car had a completely different design philosophy and build technique than any other mazda at that time.

It was very heavy but I was able to get low 13s out of it with a 13-b made from 1974 side housings and a 1976 tall port center housing, large J-port, and a jatco tranny (early version of 3n71b found in Zs) with a high stall speed convertor ($800 from TCI) and the exact same mods level 10 recommends today though you could buy a kit from B&M at the time.

That same engine and tranny in a RX-2 went 11.5 in the quarter.

Wish I still had any of the many rotary cars I have owned before I got tired of the noise and went nissan turbo exclusively.

PaulJ
11-07-2007, 05:29 PM
I'm new to the forums but I saw this and started laughing. My family sold Nissans (Datsuns) from 1967 to 1994 and I have seen and driven some of the cars mentioned. We raced an S10 in 1978 in IMSA RS against PLNewman and others. I drove a 310GX when I first got my license. We sold the Vans and Stanza (Wally) Wagons and others when new. Pulsar Turbos, F10s. Some cars just didn't sell like others. We even had a 411 4dr sedan that we were going to restore, but some vandals busted out the glass and that was that.

detroadster
11-09-2007, 04:39 PM
This ought to answer the question: http://www.twinturbo.net/net/viewmsg.aspx?forum=general&msg_id=2079707

BkFill
11-23-2007, 10:31 AM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/rojoloco/car%20crap/Mad%20Mike%20visit/Day%203/Day3jpg35.jpg
Street legal R390 GT1 - It is the only one in existence ( MEANS ITS THE ONLY ONE MADE IN THE WORLD! )

Grazehell
01-17-2008, 09:29 PM
Heck, what about a Nissan Patrol? Never even seen one in person...

...and I would say the S10 200SX was not rare at all, based on how many I've seen (probably 50+ in the last 10 years). Heck, I know of 3 in the JY right now. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Nissan Patrol:sign_lol:

Maybe in the US where they were never released but in other parts of the world they are not rare

patzx300
01-18-2008, 06:58 AM
I have seen several Nissan Patrols and driven one. They are rare but so cool.

wag_da_dog
01-26-2008, 06:08 AM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/rojoloco/car%20crap/Mad%20Mike%20visit/Day%203/Day3jpg35.jpg
Street legal R390 GT1 - It is the only one in existence ( MEANS ITS THE ONLY ONE MADE IN THE WORLD! )


yeah i always thought that nissan made a few of them and only had one for sale ... i remember it being the million dollar nissan .... if i remember correctly they had to have at least one for sale so they can compete in a certain class for 24 hour le'mans racing

montyz81
03-06-2008, 10:25 AM
What about the Flying Feather that Mr. K commissioned? There is only one of those today as far as I know anyway.

montyz81
03-06-2008, 10:28 AM
Btw The S10 200SX was made for more then 2 years. It was made from 1977 to 1979. In 1980 the s110 came out. That car ran till 1983. My dad had a 1977 200SX that car was fantastic. I bought an 82 s110 in 1992 and that car was even better.

VincenzoL
05-09-2008, 04:19 PM
Definetely the CSP311 Silvia. Built on the same frame as the Datsun 1600 roadster (Fairlady) but this original Silvia was never sold in the US. This car is rare in any part of the world no matter how you slice it.

http://www.eckigesauge.de/gallery/d/6175-2/IMG_7618.jpg


http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/sepia/cabinet/nissan_03/img1628.jpg

Rory
05-16-2008, 12:49 PM
I am not sure but as far as rarest Nissan's in the USA I think my Laurel is the only one here.

http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/article.cgi?section=profiles&article=nissanLaurel1976

VincenzoL
05-16-2008, 08:24 PM
^Cool ride! I saw it for myself at the JCCS last fall. Those old Laurel's remind me of Datsun's version of the Mazda RX-4. They both have those long hood lines and the pillar-less coupe hardtop style. Both (among other Japanese cars of the era) have that Japanese muscle-car look but look soooo much better IMO because the dimensions are smaller than the actual US domestic muscle cars.

wperdigon
05-19-2008, 05:18 PM
i can only hope one day my car will end up there