Clive’s 90 740GLE 16V
I thought I would start a new thread on my recent acquisition. I recently sold a 1982 Datsun Bluebird after owning it for 12 years, that my father had wanted way back in 81 at the time of its release but never got.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to replace it with until I saw this. As a cab driver in Sydney in the late 80’s, I was mesmerised by a 740 Turbo under spotlights in a dealership in Balgowlah that I frequently drove past. As my grandfather on my mothers side was Swedish, it seems fitting that my new toy would have a connection to my mother, where the Bluebird had the link to my father.
Ive got some time to kill while I’m waiting for it to have a transmission service. So perfect chance to get this thread started.
The car drives very well and is in wonderful condition. The only issues noted at the time of purchase were the common fuel gauge issues and the climate control not very cold. Also I’m pretty sure it’s still got its original shock absorbers, it’s lucky I don’t get sea sick,
The AC was re-gassed a few days ago and seems to be working perfectly now. A welcome luxury compared to the Datsun. My dad always said, you don’t want AC, electric windows, or power steering, they’re just more things to fix. He wasn’t wrong, but they are nice!
Anyway, the transmission service is just preventative maintenance. The next thing will be to look at the brakes and suspension.