We saw an ’83 Pulsar not long ago, but it wasn’t until later in the 80s that Nissan’s semi-sporty commuter got really weird. Yes, interchangeable rear body panels!
I believe the wacky “Sportbak” wagon option was built on a different body than the regular Pulsars (but I could be wrong); this type of Pulsar could be purchased with this coupe attachment or a hatchback shell. The T-top style roof panels could be removed; they didn’t leak as much as their GM counterparts (which isn’t saying much), but there’s a reason that T-tops went out of fashion.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell why a rust-free 25-year-old car got scrapped, but that’s not the case here.
To understand the oddball styling on this car, it is necessary to understand its era. Now does it make sense?