Not the last time this sort of thing happened in Vancouver. In 1971, about 30 Datsun Pl510s arrived from Japan with some salt water damage. Nissan (Datsun) at the time decided to have the cars disassembled, keeping the drivetrains, wheels, tires and batteries and then destroying the bodyshells to avoid paying the import fees. I was part of a group of Datsun racers that participated in the destruction - mainly beating the crap out of them with sledgehammers. Two cars were given to the race team to build into road racing and off-roading vehicles - never to be registered for street use. One car became the Canadian National B Sedan Champion in October 1971.
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