1982 Nissan N10 Pulsar – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

N10 Pulsar front N10 Pulsar front
N10 Pulsar rear N10 Pulsar rear
N10 Pulsar interior front N10 Pulsar interior front
N10 Pulsar interior rear N10 Pulsar interior rear
N10 Pulsar engine N10 Pulsar engine

Cheap club car? Look at this absolute time-capsule with just 40,000ks travelled since new!

The first-generation N10 Pulsar was sold under various names around the world; and was offered in a variety of body styles including three and five-door hatchback, station wagon, fastback sedan and coupes.

They were a simple bit of kit; and one of Datsun/Nissan’s breakout small cars for the world. Underneath the front, they had rack-and-pinion steering and independent front coil suspension, with coil-sprung trailing arms out back; with a range of inline-fours under the bonnet and in most cases, a four-speed manual in the middle.


Built from 1978 until 1982 when the N12 range was introduced; the first-gen Pulsar gained an update late in 1981 – visually distinguished by the more modern rectangular headlamps, and bringing with it a new range of Nissan overhead-cam engines.

Okay –perhaps we must admit: we’re playing fast and loose with the "tempter" tagline here for a number of you, we’re sure. But when was the last time you saw any old Nissan Pulsar THIS CLEAN!?


This final-year 1982 N10 Nissan Pulsar bears the largest available overhead-cam 1.5lt E-series inline four-cylinder mated to an automatic gearbox.

It presents virtually as close to new as you’ll likely ever find, with just 40,000kms travelled since new; and has also recently received four new tyres, a new exhaust and new CV boots.


It’s a rare find in this outstanding condition, and will certainly pull a crowd at the next Nissan/Datsun owner’s club meeting, or one of the many All Japan car shows on the annual calendar.

Listed for just $4,500, we reckon this little trooper is well deserving of preserving.

It's based in New South Wales, check out the full listing here!


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