A Blank Slate

A Blank Slate

1972 Datsun 510

Yeah, it’s rusty. There are spots in several places, and we’d be surprised if the floorboards are intact. But it can be fixed.

How often do you see a 510 that hasn’t been messed with? As cheap, reliable transportation boxes go, the early Datsun was one of the best – and one of the best drivers’ cars. As these were incredibly successful race cars in SCCA competition, so many hot rodding parts became available and made their way onto street cars.

We are torn. While we enjoy these lowered over wide wheels, powered by a big-bore engine – the allure of a basically-stockĀ 510 cannot be denied. Which would you do?

It’s on eBay in Utah for $13,500 or offer.

1972 Datsun 510 engine 1972 Datsun 510 interior 1972 Datsun 510 orange rear quarter

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