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I'ts gone. It's all gone.
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I was 15 when I bought my first car, a 1976 Datsun B210. I fell in love immediately. I worked on the thing constantly, trying to get it up to the shape I knew it could have been. But I have some terrible news. While I was driving, my front right tire popped. I lost control of the car and skidded into a head on collision with another vehicle, and then slammed into a guard rail. I was extremely lucky. No one else got hurt, and I was able to walk myself to the ambulance. I have to wear a neck brace for the next few weeks, but that's about it. But my car... It's gone. The engine was inside the passenger seat (thank god no one was there). The front fender is bent 90 degrees. I have loved my time with this community and my car, but this is my message goodbye. So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Sincerely, Nathaniel B


My with my car the first day I bought it
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A picture of my car after working on it for a long time
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Posted on: 2021/11/4 15:20
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Glad to hear you are gonna be OK

nice looking '76 in Sunflower Gold ... sad to see it gone after such care was put into it

Posted on: 2021/11/4 20:50
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Great to hear you are safe as after a head on

Tragic news but good news on your unscathed
escape and many dont realize how tyres can
be the culprit of many horrible destinies.
I often see expensive cars with worn tyres
yet yours looked decent

Posted on: 2021/11/5 3:41

Edited by D on 2021/11/9 13:04:17
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Bummer about the car but thankfully you walked away from it.

Posted on: 2021/11/8 1:15
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My Datsun had a tire blowout. I was driving 65mph on the I-5 interstate freeway, in the inside lane. I remember hearing a bang, and then looking face-to-face at people driving another car. The 1200 did a 180 across both lanes of traffic and ended up on the shoulder facing the wrong way. There was too much traffic to turn around; had to wait for a policeman to show up then he escorted while i drove in reverse to the next exit. So close to a catastrophe all due to a nail in the tire

The black marks on the body are from the tire Album 16486
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Posted on: 2021/11/12 5:45
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