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A nostalgic Nissan Bluebird Premium with 24,253 miles and one owner from new.
This wonderfully preserved and rare surviving Nissan Bluebird is the limited edition premium model, finished in original Diamond White, (Code 326). The paintwork is fantastic with a bright pure shine and uniform finish, and hallmarks of a vehicle having covered just 24,253 miles with one owner from new are clear to see. Close inspection will reveal some scratches to the front nearside lower wheel arch and very light undulations to the nearside lower rear door. Preserved trim sections, decals and items such as the original supplying dealer rear number plate and mud flaps remain fitted. Hugely nostalgic and virtually impossible to find in this unspoiled state, this is one for the Datsun/Nissan fanatic!
The interior of this wonderfully kept example can be likened to visiting a Nissan showroom in 1990! The very low mileage is clearly evident and the interior condition is fantastic with the Grey Tricot cloth upholstery, (Code K), being spotlessly clean. The thin material to the driver’s seat is fully intact but slightly stretched. Matching grey carpets have been protected from new with supplying dealer branded tailored floor mats. This Premium model features fully operational controls and functions, including the digital Blaupunkt stereo cassette. Natural veins to the steering wheel and gear knob reflect the low mileage and even the new car smell has not escaped! Described at the time by the Daily Mail Motoring Correspondent, Michael Kemp, as ‘probably the best built car in Britain’, this lovely preserved Bluebird is now a firm but alternative modern classic.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the four-cylinder OHC engine developing 83bhp, the engine starts with a flick of the key and is wonderfully quiet with the instantly recognisable Nissan hum. The spotlessly clean engine bay is unspoilt and displays factory plates, stickers and panel stampings. The five-speed gearbox is light and has the tight precise feel only found on such low mileage examples.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard alloy wheels are in perfect condition and shod in matching heavy duty tyres with masses of tread remaining. The spare wheel is housed in the spotlessly clean boot area which appears hardly used. The braking system incorporates discs to the front and offers reliable straight line stopping power.
Registered new on 16th May 1990 and supplied by AFG Nissan of Finchley, this amazing Bluebird has covered just 24,253 miles from new with only one owner. A new car order form and sales invoice in the history file is made out to the one and only keeper, Mr Ivor Spurling, who paid £7,300 less a part exchange allowance of just £50 for his 1971 Austin 3 Litre! There is even an invoice for £400 from AFG Nissan for an alarm system fitted when the car was new. The original AFG Nissan plastic wallet houses all handbooks and guides as well as the stamped service book, and there are three sets of keys including the red master key, code tags and two AFG Nissan fobs! Completing the history file are invoices including a documented cambelt change, as well as a workshop manual and every MOT certificate completed from the fist in 1993 to present!
Representing a humble aspect of modern Nissan history, this useable and beautifully preserved classic is certain to impress.
MOT May 2018, HPI Clear.
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