Posts Tagged ‘510’

Younger vs. Older – 1972 Datsun 510 and 1967 Datsun 1600 Wagon

December 11, 2015

If you haven’t figured it out already, this week is wagon week at RustyButTrusty. Perhaps it’s the influence of the loaner minivan this week, or the Jetta wagon’s return from the body shop, or the fact that an online search for pre-1975 wagons turned up a bunch of interesting results, but today, this series is continuing with a couple of older Datsuns with some interesting performance upgrades. First up is the obvious choice, this 1972 Datsun 510 wagon for sale for $3500 in Everett, WA.

1972 Datsun 510 wagon 2 left rear

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Longroof Nickel and Dime – 1971 Datsun 510 Wagon

March 7, 2015

With the cars they were designed to undercut coming back to full strength in the collector car market, Datsun 510s have made their own comeback. Most 510s at the bottom of their market have been subjected to poorly-done modifications, are missing parts, or need plenty of catch-up work. So it’s nice to occasionally find an example that looks like a good driver, as well as a good value. Check out this 1971 Datsun 510 wagon for sale for $3500 in Sunriver, OR.

1971 Datsun 510 wagon right side

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Auntie’s Five and Dime – 1971 Datsun 510

September 5, 2014

With BMW 2002 prices on the way up, savvy car nuts should be looking at the same viable alternatives car nuts looked at back when they were new. So if 2002s (and Alfa GTVs) have moved out of your reach, or at least if a good one has, it pays to look back at the Datsun 510. With a good independent suspension and a respectably powerful 1.6 liter four, you can hardly go wrong, and you get some of that Japanese reliability to boot. Check out this 1971 Datsun 510 for sale for $2200 near Concord, CA.

1971 Datsun 510 left front

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